Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pulihora ( Temple style)

Ingredients :

2 cups rice ( raw)
big Lemon size tamarind (soaked in warm water )
5 red chillis
1/4 cup peanuts
2 tbs chanadal ( soaked in warm water for 1 hour)
1 tsp cumin seeds and musturd seeds
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmuric
3 tbs sesame oil ( u can use regular oil but sesame oil taste must better)
2 pinchs of hing
1 spring curry leaves

To make powder

1 tbs cumin seeds
1/2 tsp methi seeds
1 tbs black sesame seeds

Dry roast cumin seeds,methi seeds and black sesame seeds on low flame for 5 to 10 min let them cool and grind to a fine powder, keep aside

For Final Tadka

1 tbs black pepper corns ( coarsly ground)
1 tbs ghee

Cook rice with a pinch of turmuric and salt ( 1:2 rice and water ), spread in a plate and let it cool
Heat sesame oil in a pan add cumin seeds, musturd seeds,
dry redchillis ,curryleaves ,peanuts ,soaked chanadal and fry everything on a low flame until brown then add hing
Now add tamarind pulp ,salt and chilli powder simmer for 10 min ,until oil separates
Add the above ground powder to the tamarind paste and mix
Now add cooked and cooled rice to the above tamarind mixture
Heat 1 tbs of ghee in another pan , add coarse ground pepper corns ,fry for 2 min then add to rice , mix well
Let it sit for 30 min before serving ( it is important)


Rachel said...

Is the temple style different..I am unaware of the regular style too..I had friends bringing them over and I loved it...

sowmya said...

looks delicious...i made sambar your way yesterady...tasted good..

Arundathi said...

lovely photos! i love pulihora and yes, the temple style is different - and much nicer. i use the 777 pulihora powder which is superb! better than anything i could make. should try your recipe!

Homecooked said...

Looks delicious!

Asha said...

Last night I had left over rice and thinking I should make Puliyogarai and here you are!!! Looks fab, will try today and link next week!:)

Siri said...

Temple pulihora is the best... its distinct taste makes u crave for more..:D.. look yummo Sagari.


ANJALI J. said...

wow, i loved the recipe. i will try this soon.

Daily Meals said...

Lovely pulihora Sagari! Soon going to give it a try.

kamala said...

Hi Sagari this is toooooo good.Love pulihora anytime

Asha said...

Made it and it's yummy! My rice came out darker than yellowish, may be because the black sesame seeds but tastes great, thanks!:)

Rosie said...

This looks delicious Sagari and something I have never tried yet. It really does look so tempting ;)

Rosie x

Cham said...

Looks great, love the temple style

Uma said...

It's not fair, Sagari! You've invited me over to eat idlis with hotel sambar and now prepared temple style pulihora which I like so much. So do one thing, prepare pulihora too along with idlis. Just kidding. Pulihora looks wonderful and aromatic.

bhags said...

I always wanted to know how they cook pulihora in the temple, coz it tastes amazing....thanks for the recipe

Madhavi said...

Pulihora looks delicious, love the pic too!!!

bee said...

totally scrumptious. love your detailed explanations.

sra said...

Why do you say Temple Style, Sagari?

Sagari said...

Sra-- Generaly this type of pulihora offerd as prasadam in temples and it tastes devine ,so I mentioned this as temple style

Shri said...

Wow,so tempting.my husband likes pulihora but i got the mix from India,i have to try by myself once.Yours looks so perfect.

Mansi Desai said...

looks awesome Sagari! I actually learned to make this from a tamil friend after tasting it at a temple!!:)

ranji said...

i love pulihora..i usually buy the readymade powder ...looks like i dont need to now..urs look delicipus:)

Annu said...

My faviourt dear.Looks so good.

RupaMohan said...

Love this dish..my family's favourite..Ur's looks Yummy

Kalai said...

Drool, drool, drool. My all time favorite (drool, drool) dish!! Love temple style puliyodharai the best (drool)! :)

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priyaskitchen said...

temple puligare is simply the best!!!

meeso said...

Yum... This is definitely bookmarked!

kumar said...

My wife wanted to make temple style pulihora and here it is....will try today