Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pulisadam - Puliyodharai - Tamarind rice

#Puliyodharai  #TamarindRice : A tangy and spicy mixed rice is one of the perfect lunch box recipes and also a great packed food for travel.
The liquid mix pulikachal has to be prepared well in advance as it takes considerable time to cook. Once pulikachal has been prepared then making pulisadam is very very easy.
Generally raw rice is used in the preparation of pulisadham. It can also be prepared using boiled rice or basmati rice. It takes some time for the rice to absorb the essence of  pulikachal. So pulisadham has to be prepared well in advance to enjoy the real taste. Suppose if you are planning to make pulisadham for lunch then it has to be prepared by 10 in the morning itself.

puliyodharai - pulisadham

puliyodharai[ tamarind rice ] puliyodharai - pulisadham

Ingredients :
Rice                                : 1 cup
Pulikachal                        : 4 to 5 tsp
Red chilly powder            : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )
Gingelly oil ( till oil )         : 4 to 5 tsp
Salt                                  : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )
Dhal powder*                     : 2 Tsp ( optional )

*The ingredients for dhal powder is given in the end.

Method :
Make rice in a cooker.
Take rice in a pressure and wash two times.
Now add 2 cups of water.
Close the lid and put the weight on.
Pressure cook on high flame for one whistle.
Reduce the flame to the lowest position and cook for another 5 minutes.
Open the cooker only after it ran out of steam.

Transfer into a basin or wide mouthed vessel and add 3 Tsp of gingelly oil [ till / sesame oil ].
Keep under a fan to cool down.

Add all the other ingredients after the rice comes down to room temperature.
Gently mix well with flat ladle.
If needed add some more pulikachal, chilly powder, dhal powder and salt.
Transfer into serving bowl and close the lid only when it completely cooled down.

While mixing the the rice its taste should be little bit more salty and spicy
so that when you eat it later the taste will be good.

Ingredients for dhal powder  :

In a kadai roast 1 tsp gram dhal, 1/2 tsp urad dhal and 6 pepper corns with 1/2 tsp of oil till golden brown. Powder using a mixie. Add this powder while mixing which gives a different taste to puliyodharai.

Enjoy with potato curry or potato chips or pappads.

Other recipes you might like to try
Thaengai Murungaikeerai sadham [ Coconut Rice with Drumstick leaf ] Thayir Sadham [ Curd rice ] Karuveppilai Sadham [ Curry Leaf rice ]