Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Pulikachal is one which can be prepared & stored in fridge for few days.When we mix this to rice it is called puliyodhari.The one served in temples tastes so gud.It is quite easy to prepare it. Lets c how to do it.Ingredients
Tamarind 1lemon size
turmeric powder 1/4tsp
salt to taste
pinch of hing
ground nuts a handful

To temper
Mustard seeds 1/2tsp

curry leaves few
red chillies 3

To roast & grind
Channa dhal 2 tsp

dhaniya 2 tsp
red chillies 7-8

fenugreek seeds 3-4
gingely oil 1/2cup

Squeeze tamarind & extract thic
k juice & set aside.In a kadai add2-3 tsp oil & roast all the items given under roast & grind.Allow them to cool & grind to fine powder.set aside.Add remaining oil in the kadai & temper mustard seeds,red chillies & curry leaves.Now add ground nuts.Pour the tamarind juice.Add turmeric powder,hing & salt to tamarind juice & mix well.
Let it boil till the raw smell of tamarind goes & thickens.Now add the ground powder & mix well.Let cook till the consistency is achieved.To make puliyodharai mix this pulikaichal to cooked rice.Add little gingely oil to this rice to taste best.This pulikachal can also be used as side dish for adai,pesaratu,dosai& idly.

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