Puliyogare / Pulikaachal

Today's rice variety for the theme 7 days of Rice for blogging marathon is Puliyogare.
This is one such rice dish which tastes yummy as is prepared and better after few hours.Making this is very easy too contrary to the belief that the base paste or Pulikaachal takes a long time to cook.I make this quite often.



Tamarind 1 big lemon sized

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Red gram dhal 1 tsp

Bengal gram dhal 1 tsp

Red chillies 6-8

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder 2 tsp(or less)

Asafoetida 1/2 tsp

Oil 3-4 tbsp

Curry leaves few


Soak the tamarind in water warm for some time and then squeeze out the puree from it.Add more water to this and repeat the process till you get clear near clear water left out in the tamarind

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, when it crackles add the dhals, asafoetida, turmeric powder and saute it.Now dunk in the curry leaves to give that beautiful flavour. When it starts browning add the chillies and chilli powder and saute for a minute.

Now add the squeezed tamarind water to this.

Let it boil for 5- 7minutes

Add the salt and the jaggery

Continue to boil in medium flame till the paste turns thick or looks like slush.

Switch off and let it cool


Coriander seeds 2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp

Black pepper 2 tsp

Dry roast these and grind it into a very fine powder



Rice 2 cups

Pulikaachal few tbsp( or according to individual taste)

Dry topping powder 2 tbsp

Oil 2 tsp

Mustard seeds 1tsp

Cashew few

Salt to taste


Spread the cooked rice on a big plate and cool it. Add 2 tsp of sesame oil to this and spread evenly. This helps the grains to remain separate.

Put the pulikaachal and the topping powder on this and mix evenly.

Taste it and if necessary add more salt.
Heat sesame oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and when it crackles add the cashew. When this browns add this to the prepared rice
Serve warm or cold....it will still taste yummy.

Pulikaachal can be prepared earlier and refrigerated for over week.Check out Srivalli's Blogging marathoners for their recipes for today:-)

Priya Mahadavan,
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Divya Vikram
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