Tamarind

Puliyotharai/Tamarind rice

5:55 PM Chandra Karthikeyan 0 Comments

Ingredients:
  • Tamarind - 150gm
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil - 1/2 cup
  • Channa dal - 5 tsp
  • Red chilli - 5
  • Curry leaves - 3 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 tsp
  • Groundnuts - 1 cup
  • Salt as required
  • Cooked rice - 2 cups (cook rice with required salt)
Dry roast and Grind
  • Red chilli - 20
  • Channa dal - 5 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 3 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 2 tsp

Method:
  • Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water for 2 hours. Grind this tamarind along with soaked water into thick paste. Filter this paste to remove any tamarind seeds.
  • Grind the dry roasted item and keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add the tamarind water, when it starts boiling add the ground paste. Cook this in medium flame for 20 to 25 minutes until the tamarind paste thicken.
  • Now in another pan, add oil, then mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, channa dal, red chilli, groundnuts, and asafoetida.
  • Add this seasoning to the thick tamarind paste and store this puliyotharai in airtight container.
  • Take required tamarind paste and mix it with cooked rice.
  • Serve this rice with appalam or vathal.

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