Puliyogare / Pulikaachal
Today’s rice variety for the theme 7 days of Rice for blogging marathon is Puliyogare.
This is one such rice dish which tastes yummy as is prepared and better after few hours.Making this is very easy too contrary to the belief that the base paste or Pulikaachal takes a long time to cook.I make this quite often.
Tamarind 1 big lemon sized
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Red gram dhal 1 tsp
Bengal gram dhal 1 tsp
Red chillies 6-8
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder 2 tsp(or less)
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
Oil 3-4 tbsp
Curry leaves few
Soak the tamarind in water warm for some time and then squeeze out the puree from it.Add more water to this and repeat the process till you get clear near clear water left out in the tamarind
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, when it crackles add the dhals, asafoetida, turmeric powder and saute it.Now dunk in the curry leaves to give that beautiful flavour. When it starts browning add the chillies and chilli powder and saute for a minute.
Now add the squeezed tamarind water to this.
Let it boil for 5- 7minutes
Add the salt and the jaggery
Continue to boil in medium flame till the paste turns thick or looks like slush.
Switch off and let it cool
DRY TOPPING POWDER
Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
Black pepper 2 tsp
Dry roast these and grind it into a very fine powder
Rice 2 cups
Pulikaachal few tbsp( or according to individual taste)
Dry topping powder 2 tbsp
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Salt to taste
Spread the cooked rice on a big plate and cool it. Add 2 tsp of sesame oil to this and spread evenly. This helps the grains to remain separate.
Put the pulikaachal and the topping powder on this and mix evenly.
Taste it and if necessary add more salt.
Heat sesame oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and when it crackles add the cashew. When this browns add this to the prepared rice
Serve warm or cold….it will still taste yummy.
Pulikaachal can be prepared earlier and refrigerated for over week.Check out Srivalli’s Blogging marathoners for their recipes for today:-)
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