Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pulikaaichal/ Puliodharai

Ingredients :
Tamarind (Lemon size)
Bengal gram - 2 tbsp
Urad dal - 2 Tbsp
Fenugreek - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few
Mustard - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 6
Sesame oil - 4 tbsp
Hing - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Soak tamarind in warm water and squeeze out 1 cup thick pulp.
Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard. When it crackles, add fenugreek, Urad dal and bengal gram. Fry for few seconds. Add hing. Add Curry leaves, red chillies, turmeric powder and salt. Add tamarind pulp. Let it boil till oil separates out. Cool it and store it in air-tight container.

For puliodharai, add this paste to boiled rice and mix well.

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