Friday, April 11, 2008

Puliogare/Tamarind Rice

Puliogare or Tamarind rice has a unique taste.It is usually served in temples as prasadam.We had Puliogare as prasadam in Melkote temple.The taste was really awesome. Till date cannot forget its taste.The Iyengars have unique formula for making Puliogare and it tastes divine.I got this recipe from one of my Iyengars family friend.Hope you all enjoy this recipe.


Fry and grind

Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Black Peppercorns - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 6-8 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Black Sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Bengal gram - 2 tsp
Black gram - 1 tsp
Shredded copra - 1 cup

Thick tamarind juice - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Jaggery - A small piece

For seasoning:

Oil(Gingelly oil) - 5-6 tbsp
(I have used Peanut oil)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Black gram - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Bengal gram - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 3-4 nos
Curry leaves - A few
Hing - A pinch


Roast all the ingredients one by one and grind until smooth except coconut. Then add copra and grind once again to mix well.
Soak tamarind in warm water for an hour and extract juice from it. Keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan.Add all the ingredients for seasoning one by one.Add tamarind juice and mix well.Add jaggery and salt and allow it to boil.Add ground masala powder to the boiling juice. Turn heat to medium and boil for few more minutes till the juice becomes thick and oil separates.
The Puliogare Gojju is ready.

For the tamarind rice:

Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds, black gram, peanuts and curry leaves.Add cooked rice and about 2 tbsp of prepared Puliogare Gojju.Mix well.Garnish with fresh grated coconut,cilantro.


Dhivya said...

my all time favorite:))looks so it must have tasted wonderful

KayKat said...

Ohh ... this is the best. Now I can't wait to try it, has been a while :)

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