Friday, December 30, 2011

Recipe - பச்சை புளியஞ்சாதம் (Instant Puliotharai)

பச்சை புளியஞ்சாதம் (Instant Puliotharai)

This is yet another recipe I learnt  from my mother in law, She does this for neivedhyam mostly.
The advantage is, of course, you can make this the moment you feel like having puliotharai!

Tamarind (புளி) - size of a big lemon
rice (அரிசி) - 1 cup
Sesame oil (நல்லெண்ணெய்) - 3 tbsp
Mustard (கடுகு) - 1 tsp
Broken Urad dall (உளுத்தம் பருப்பு) - 2 tsp
Channa dall (கடலை பருப்பு) - 2 tsp
Roasted groundnut (வறுத்த வேர்கடலை) - 2 tsp (optional)
Dry red chillies (காய்ந்த மிளகாய்) - 8 - 10 numbers
Curry leaves (கருவேப்பில்லை) - 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder (சமையல் மஞ்சள்பொடி) - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida powder (பெருங்காயம் பொடி) - 1/2 tsp
Salt (உப்பு) - to taste

1. Cook the rice and keep aside
2. Squeeze the tamarind with little water to make a thick juice. Please ensure the juice is not thin. We just need about 2/3 cup of thick juice, not more.
3. In a kadai, add 1/2 the quantity of sesame oil, add mustard and the broken pieces of dry chillies. Let the chillies darken a bit as the mustard crackles, add the urad dall, channa dall and then the groundnut. Switch off gas and add the turmeric powder, asafoetida powder and curry leaves.
4. Take the tamarind juice in a wide vessel useful to mix the rice, add the hot rice to this and immediately add the seasoning given above. Add the balance oil to this and salt to taste
Leave it for a few minutes before mixing well.
The tamarind juice kind of gets semi cooked with the hot rice and it will not taste raw.Your pachai pulianchaadam is ready to be eaten with vadam/pappad and just plain curd!


  1. sounds yummy! Naakile jalam especially with such a lovely picture. Just have one small doubt - being such a theesal and all that - sure the puli thanni will not taste raw? Hope to make it tomorrow for lunch :)

  2. Went out to see Christmas decor around town, and came back home with a bunch of hungry brats! Made this, and was oray the hit! Anand declared it as good as Iyengar Kovil Puliyodharai! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I agree with S
    I made it yday for lunch and it was Pramaatham!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe Lak
    It's simple and fast and yummy :D

  4. Just have a doubt. Will the tamarind not taste raw if we just add it to hot boiled rice.
    please confirm...

    1. @ Anusha, no tamarind will not taste raw. But you have to ensure rice is quite hot