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Friday, May 4, 2012

Kovil Puliyodharai/ Tamarind Rice Temple Style.

Kovil Puliyodharai
Cooked rice( Ponni par boiled variety) - 2 cups
Tamarind extract- 1/4 cup or Tamarind paste- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves- few
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Split gram dal/ Channa dal- 1 tsp
Split black gram/ Urad dal- 1 tsp
Whole red chilly- 4 nos
Gingelly oil- 3 tbsp

Dry roast and grind below ingredients to fine powder
Whole red chilli- 4 to 5 nos
Coriander seeds- 3 tbsp
Iyengar Puliyodharai

Grind red chilly and coriander seeds to fine powder. Allow the cooked rice to cool, add tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt to rice. Mix with fingers until tamarind paste is well mixed with rice. Heat gingelly oil in a kadai when hot add mustard seeds, when mustard crackles add urad dal, Channa dal and curry leaves. When dals are browned add rice and ground powder. Reduce heat and mix the rice well until everything is mixed well. 
( Normally kovil puliotharai will be bland and should me fully made with gingelly oil. Its optional to increase the heat and tanginess. If required Puliyodharai can be garnished with fried cashew nuts and roasted peanuts).
Tamarind Rice


Nithu Bala said...

Wow! what a wonderful recipe..

Lav said...

am drooling.......pls pass some a big fan of kovil puliodharai...infact when i was a child i used to go to temple just to get prasadam..hehe..

Shobha said...

Yummy tempting.

ramya anand said...

Looks delicious..always a fan of kovil puliyodharai

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. yummy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. Lovely color too !!
Indian Cuisine

Turmeric n Spice said...

wow love this !!

Anonymous said...

This was exactly same puliodharai which we get in perumal kovil. I made this today and spellbounded. I'm your blog follower for a long time, how do you get these recipes, like how do you get the exact taste like made in temples, do you speak to them and get recipes. What you are doing is excellent job.

Ashwini Sadagopan.

Balaji and Shree Vignesh said...

WOW!!! Easy to follow and well described... Makes us have nice kovil puliodharai in florida :D thanks a lot... U made our day today :D and yeah.. the dinner as well :D ... Puliodharai for the win!! :) :)

- Balaji and Shree Vignesh