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Saturday, January 30, 2010

PULIKKACHAL


I have already mentioned this in making puliyodharai. This is "Neyar Viruppam" from many friends. This is exclusively pulikkachal preparation.

INGREDIENTS:

Tamarind extract – 2 cups
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp.
Chenna dal – 1 tsp
Dry red chillies – 4
Methi seeds – ½ tsp
Groundnuts- 2 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Hing
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp.
Gingelly oil -1 cup
Salt

METHOD:

Soak tamarind in lukewarm water , extract pulp and keep aside.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat gingelly oil, add all the ingredients except the tamarind extract. When they turn golden brown, add the pulp and stir till it becomes like a paste . This is pulikkachal. This can be stored for 2 to 3 months in a refrigerator. Puliyodharai preparation is here.

Dry roast pepper, red chillies, coriander seeds, chenna dal and methi seeds and powder it in a mixie. This can be stored in an air-tight container.

NOTE: Pulikkachal + the powder mentioned in puliyodharai preparation makes puliyodharai distinct & unique and also enhances the flavour.

28 comments :

  1. Shanthiji,I am drooling rite now!!!This is one of my favorites!

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  2. This is one of my favorite, looks absolutely delicious.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe,i didnt know how to make this one...i ll surely try this when i make puliyodarai

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  4. Thanks for sharing,my mom used to make the same way too..

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  5. Pulikachchal - no words can describe the taste of it. An all time favourite in most of the south indian homes. The pulikachchal looks mouth watering.

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  6. nice one madam....yesterday only made this....i learnt this from my friend...will post my version soon....delicious entry

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  7. Looks tempting.. Will try soon...

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  8. Very nice...I love your puliyodharai recipe and as you know I made it once and it came out so good! Authentic Iyengar recipe!

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  9. hey nice recepi...thynx for sharing...vl try the full recipe now

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  10. Looks so tempting.i too make it in a similar way.All timefav

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  11. looks so yummy and very nice click too

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  12. Nice picture of pulikaichal,Its so simple yet flavorful one,i love this like anything!

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  13. Looks so yummy and tempting....wow...thanks for sharing the recipe...you are amazing...Kudos

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  14. Looks absolutely delicious. Nice click....
    Deepa

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  15. Beautiful recipe, I love Puliyagarai made with this paste.

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  16. Wow... I love this typical-traditional Iyengar Pulikkachal.. Somehow they taste so different and delicious.. Thank for the recipe Shanthiji!!

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  17. Lovely, tamarind is such a tempting flavor to me... this must taste amazing!

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  18. very tasty and spicy one... looks very tempting..

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  19. Hello Shanthiji, thanks for visiting my page and there by helping ot find yours. you have a great blog here. this dish is new to me but I love anything with Tamarind and the pungent smell of south Indian Masala mix. am sure this gonna be taste bud tickling.

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  20. shantiji,

    I make it for a week and store in for handy lunches but how to get that distinct taste of the puliodharai given in temples.

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  21. Its new to me...Looks delicious...

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  22. slurp slurp, makes me mouth water, nice recipe!!!

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  23. Shanti,
    I love your recipes. On pulikkachal I would like you to try my recipe and let me know your liking. I have always recieved kuddos for this recipe and some have said better than Iyengar pulikkachal:) no seriously. Try it.

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