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Puliyodharai Recipe

How To Make Puliyodharai

Steamed rice tossed with a spice mix, a tangy tamarind based pullikacchal masala and the added crunch of roasted peanuts.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Puliyodharai

  • Spice masala:
  • (All to taste)
  • Coriander seeds
  • Black pepper corns
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Button red chillies
  • 1/3 tsp sesame oil
  • Pullikacchal masala:
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black gram dal
  • 1 tsp bengal gram dal
  • 4-5 red button chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 cups of tamarind water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp spice masala
  • Fried peanuts to taste
  • Rice mix:
  • Steamed rice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of pullikacchal masala

How to Make Puliyodharai

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For the spice masala:

Heat oil in an open pan. Add coriander seeds, black pepper corns, fenugreek seeds and button red chillies.
Dry roast the masala and grind it to a dry masala powder.

For the pullikacchal masala:

Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds, black gram dal, bengal gram dal, red button chillies, curry leaves, tamarind water, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and spice masala.
Wait for a boil then add fried peanuts.
Cook masala for twenty minutes.
Pullikacchal paste is ready.

For the main preparation:

Take a bowl, put steamed rice, oil and pullikacchal masala. Mix it well.
Puliyodharai is ready, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
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