Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tamarind /Chintapandu Pulihora

This is also a South Indian dish which is mostly made during festivals. My mom makes yummy pulihora . This dish always looked very much complicated to me. This time I seriously wanted to do this for sankranthi. The day before I noted down all the ingredients and procedure for tamarind pulihora. Strangely , Surprisingly, Amazingly wonderful and fabulous pulihora was made by me. Though it is the first time( I swear on god) it was really yummy. Still I need some hard work to put make it the best. So lets note down the ingredients in moms style

Ingredients :
• 1 cup rice
• 2 cups water
• Lemon size tamarind
• 1tsp mustard
• 1tbsp chana dal
• 1 tsp urad dal
• 3 green chillies ( or can use according to ur spiciness)
• Salt to taste
• 1 ½ tsp turmeric
• ½ tsp hing / asofotida
• 11/2 tbsp peanuts
• 1 tbsp curry leaves
• 2 tbsp oil

Tamarind/Chintapandu Pulihora

How to prepare :

1. Soak tamarind in water for 1 hour before you make the pulihora
2. Take the pulp out of it.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds, when they start spluttering add urad
dal and chana dal and peanuts, till the dal turn golden burn and you hear
splutter of peanuts. Next add curry leaves .Keep them aside
4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan, add tamarind pulp, salt ,
chillies slit vertically length wise and hing. cook for 10mins till the oil
floats above the mixture.
5. In the mean time pressure cook rice with two cups of water. When rice is done,
allow it to cool down in a large plate/container and see that grains separate
from each other like fried rice, by mixing it slowly with a fork or a spoon
separate the grains
6. Add cooked tamarind pulp to the rice along with peanuts and urad dal..Mix it
7. Delicous Tamaring Pulihora is ready. First offer it to god and then have it.

Please Note :
1. Peanuts and dals are added along with tamarind pulp and cooked but to have the
crispiness of the dals I used it separately.
2. Tamarind pulp can be increased according to your taste.
3. Green chillies can be added according to your taste

1 comment:

Mriganayani said...

Hi Pavani,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments!

You have a nice space here - its always wonderful to find new bloggers and look at their space!

Your tamarind rice looks so perfect- very comforting! Love you Aloo bhajji too in the other post!