Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kovil Puliyodharai in Iyengar Style - Temple Style Puliyodharai - Tamarind Rice / Puli Sadam - Variety Rice Recipes - Lunchbox Recipes

Puliyodharai or Tamarind Rice is one of the best lunchbox recipes which tastes yummy. Here I have given you the traditional Iyengar Style Puliyodharai which is served in Perumal Kovil.

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Ingredients for making Iyengar Style Kovil Puliyodharai

Raw rice - 1 1/2 cups
Water - 5 cups
Red chillies - 8
Coriander seeds - 1 handful
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Pepper - 1 tsp.
A pinch of hing
Channa dal - 1 handful
Roasted peanuts - 1 handful
Tamarind - lemon size
A sprig of curry leaves
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
Chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
Gingely oil as required.
Salt as required.

Method for making Iyengar Style Kovil Puliyodharai

1. Wash and cook rice in a vessel. Avoid overcooking.

2. Transfer the cooked rice to a big plate and mix with gingelly oil and salt.

3. Heat oil in a iron kadai and fry the red chillies. Now grind this to a coarse powder in a mixie or you can even use your hands. Spread this on the cooked rice.

4. In the same kadai roast the coriander seeds, channa dhal, cumin seeds and pepper and grind this to a coarse powder and spread this to the cooked rice.

5. Soak tamarind in water and make a thick paste. To this add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and hing.

6. Heat oil in a pan, splutter the mustard seeds, add 2 red chillies and curry leaves. Add the peanuts and the tamarind water and allow this to boil.

7. Mix the above paste to the cooked rice using a wooden ladle.


Now the tasty Spicy Iyengar Style Kovil Puliyotharai is ready to be served with any of the following:
Spicy Potatato Masala fry
Palakottai / Jackfruit seed curry
Karunai Kizhangu Fry
Chettinad Vazhaikkai Varuval

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