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Pulikachal / Pulikachal Rice Mix / Puliyodharai Rice / Pulihora Rice

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Pulikachal / Pulikachal Rice Mix / Puliyodharai Rice / Pulihora Rice

Pulikachal is an authentic brahmin recipe. Its made using Tamarind & the dhal powders along with red chilli.

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Yield200gms of Puliyodarai mix

Cooked Rice1 Cup*
Tamarind1 big lemon size
Tumeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Grated Jaggery1 teaspoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml

For Grinding:

Coriander Seeds2 teaspoon
Urid Dal2 teaspoon
Red Chilli5-6**
Curry Leavesfew
Fenugreek Seeds1/2 teaspoon
** I have used the long red chillies which are very spice. If you are using small and round chillies, you have to use atleast 12-15

For Seasoning:

Gingelly Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Channa Dal1 teaspoon
Split Urid Dal1 teaspoon
Peanuts1 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew
Red Chilli2
Hinga Pinch


Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice and keep it aside

Heat the pan and dry fry the urdhal,fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and curry leaves and keep it aside.
Pour one teaspoon of an oil in a pan and fry the red chillies. Make sure that the red chillies are not getting burnt.

Take all the fried ingredients to the to the mixer and once they are cooled, Grind it to powder(dry) along with the above fried ingredients.

Now in the pan pour the gingelly oil and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard starts to sputter add the channa dhal and peanut and fry until they change their color to golden brown colour. Now add Turmeric powder, Hing , Curry leaves and fry once.​
Now add the tamarind extract, turmeric and add the salt.
Let the mixture boils till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.

Now add the ground powder to the mixture and cook it in a low flame till its consistency becomes thick.
Finally add the grated jaggery and then switch off the flame.

The yummy yummy Pulikachal Mix is now ready to mix with the rice.

Note : You can also dry fry one tablespoon of sesame seeds, powder it and add it to the pulikachal. This will give you a different aroma and taste.

Add cooked and cooled rice to a mixing bowl. Add a proportionate measure of Puli Kachal to the boiled rice and mix gently.

The delicious Puliyodharai rice now can be served with Appalam/Pappadam/Vadam or any stir-fried vegetable.


Pulikachal / Pulikachal Rice Mix / Puliyodharai Rice / Pulihora Rice | Subbus Kitchen
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