Tamarind rice - How to make Tamarind rice - Puliogare - Puliyodharai
Also Pulikkachal - Tamarind Rice paste Recipe
Raw Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Tamarind - 70 grams
Sesame seed Oil - 50 ml
Spice powder or Podi
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 5
White sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seed and red chilies till it changes color.Dry roast sesame seeds separately and powder everything together .Keep aside.
For the seasoning
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 4 tsp
Channa dal /Bengal gram - 4 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Roasted peanuts- 100 grams
Curry leaves - little
Cook rice and allow it to cool.
Soak tamarind in hot water (around 2 cups) and extract 2 cups of thick juice from it .Throw the pulp.
Heat oil and add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Add tamarind extract, salt and let it boil till it becomes thick.
Now the tamarind paste ( See Picture below) is ready. Let us see how to mix it with rice .
For mixing the rice
Cook rice in such a way that each grains are separate. Spread it in a plate. Add 2 -3 tsp of sesame seed oil , 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder to the rice. Let it cool.
Then add needed spice powder, tamarind paste and mix the rice gently. Adjust spice powder and tamarind paste according to your taste.
You can add less or more spice powder according to how hot you want the rice to be.
Similarly, you can add less or more tamarind paste according to how sour you want the rice to be. Adjust as per your preferences.
We enjoyed Tamarind rice or Puliyodarai with vadams.
Note -You can store the paste in the refrigerator and use it when required.