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Pulikaichal recipe | puliyodarai mix recipe

I make this pulikaichal,very often as my daughter is a great fan of this. And it also helps me a lot when i get up late in the morning some times, and blinking of what to make for lunch. Pulikaichal is the home made spice mix for making puliyodarai at home. We make this kannu pongal, aadi perukku too.  You may also like curry leaves rice, kothamalli sadam. Also check Iyengar puliyodarai recipe and andhra pulihora. 
Preparation time: 10 minutes | cooking time: 20 minutes | Yields:1 Cup

INGREDIENTS:
THINGS YOU NEED TO DRY GRIND INTO POWDER:

REDCHIILLI 12-15
WHITE SESAME SEEDS(ELLU) 2 TBLSP
URAD DHAL 1 TSP

TO TEMPER

MUSTARD 1 TSP
FENUGREEK SEEDS 1 TSP
CHANNA DAL(KADALAPARRUPU) 1 TSP
FRIED GRAM(POTTUKADALAI) 1 TBLSP
PEANUTS 4TBLSP
BLACK CHANNA 2 TBLSP
REDCHIILLI 7-9
PERUNGAYAM 1/2 TSP
CURRY LEAVES 2 SPRIGS

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

SALT 2 TBLSP
TAMARIND MINI ORANGE SIZED
JAGGERY 1TSP
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
SESAME OIL 6 TBLSP

pulikaichal
METHOD:
Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10-15 mins. In the meanwhile we can do the dry grinding of the powders.
Heat a kadai and fry the ingredients given in the table1. When it turns brown, switch off the gas.
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Allow it to cool and dry grind it into powder using a mixie.
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Now extract thick juice from the tamarind and keep it aside.
Heat the kadai and put oil into it. Add the things one by one in the table 2,the things given for tempering.
Saute them for few mins,till they change colour. I didnt add black channa this time b coz it was out of stock in my kitchen.
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Now add the tamarind extract and add salt,jaggery,turmeric powder and add the dry ground powder to it.
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Allow it to boil for 15 to 20 mins  stirring in between, till u get a semisolid consistency.
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Allow it to cool and add 1 tblsp of sesame oil to it and transfer it to a container. Just mix it with rice and enjoy with pappad.
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23 COMMENTS

  1. Great Taste! Thanks!! Please clarify whether the chanas (Table 2) are to be thrown in after soaking them in water for sometime or what. I feel it would be better after soaking them in water for sometime.
    R Narayanan, Nagpur

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