Monday, May 19, 2014

Kuthiraivaali Puliyodharai

#BarnyardMilletPuliyodharai - #Kuthiraivaali Puliyodharai : #Puliyodharai is liked by many for its tangy and spicy taste. This time I prepared this spicy puliyodharai with Barnyard millet.
Barnyard millet is called kuthiraivaali in Tamil.
Kuthiraivaali is one of the millets whose fibre content is more compared to rice and wheat.
It is one of the richest sources of Thiamin [ Vitamin b6 ].



English                                : #Barnyard Millet Or Japanese Barnyard Millet
Common Name                  : Sawan Or sanwa Or Samo Or Morio
Marathi & Chhattisgarh       : Bhagar Or Varai
Kannada                             : Oodalu
Oriya                                  : Kira
Punjabi                               : Swank
Telugu                                : Udalu Or Kodi Sama
Scientific Name                   : Echinochloa Frumentacea
Source : Echinochloa , Bharnyard Millet 
To know on Millets

Make Pulikachal well in advance before start preparing puliyodharai.

Kuthiraivaali Puliyodharai [ Barnyard millet Tamarind rice ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                           kuthiraivaali [ Barnyard Millet ]
1 cup                              Water
1/4 Tsp                           Red chilly powder [ if you like it spicy ]
3/4 Tsp                           Salt [ adjust ]
4 Tsp                              Gingelly Oil [ till / sesame oil ]
1/4 Tsp                           Pepper powder [ if desired ]
2 to 3 Tsp                       Pulikachal [ adjust ]

To Temper :
1 Tsp                            Gram dal
3 Tsp                            Peanuts
10                                 Curry leaves
1/2 Tsp                         Oil

Method :
Cook rice in a pressure cooker for a whistle and 7 minutes at SIM.
Open the cooker after the steam subsides.
Transfer into a dry basin and pour oil over it.
Keep under a running fan to cool down and to get the grains separated.


Now fry gram dal and peanuts in a kadai with oil until they turn golden color.
Then add curry leaves also and turn off the stove.
Transfer over the cooked kuthiraivaali.


Add pulikachal, salt and chilly powder.
Mix well using a ladle without giving too much pressure thereby mashing the kuthiraivaali rice.
Adjust salt and pulikachal.
Transfer into a clean and dry tiffin box with lid. Close the lid when puliyodharai completely cooled down.
Kuthiraivaali Puliyodharai [ Barnyard millet Tamarind rice ]

An excellent lunch box food!!
Serve with any kara curry or pappad or vengaya vathal.
Here I served with Vazhaipoo poriyal and vazhaithandu thayir pachadi.

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