May 5, 2016

Puliyogare / Puliyodarai / Lunchbox Recipe / Kids Friendly Recipe

Puliyogare which is also called as puliyodarai or pulisatham in Tamilnadu has lots of variations in preparation and also the taste differs according to each states. Today's style is my way of puliyogare which I usually prepare for my kid with less chillies and generous amount of peanuts. The addition of ground peanuts makes the rice tasty and also healthy. Since the quantity of chillis given in this recipe is according to kids friendly, increase the quantity according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

1 - 1/2 Cups Cooked Rice 
2 Tbsp Oil ( gingelly oil ) 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp Peanuts 
1 Tbsp Chana dal 
A pinch of Hing 
2 Dry red chillies 
2 Green chillies, sliced
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
3 Springs of Curry leaves 
Big lemon sized Tamarind
Salt to taste 

To Grind :

1 Tbsp Groundnuts / peanuts
1/2 Tbsp Sesame seeds ( white ) 

Method :

Soak the tamarind in 1 1/2 cups of water and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Once it gets soaked, extract the juice from it and keep aside.

Dry roast the given ingredients in " To grind " and grind into fine powder.

Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add jeera followed by chana dal, peanuts, hing, dry red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves.

Add turmeric powder followed by the tamarind extract and required amount of salt.

Keep the flame to medium and let it boil for 5 minutes.

Add half of the ground powder and let it cook again till the oil separates from it.

Once done, remove from the flame and add the cooked rice along with the remaining ground powder.

Adjust salt and mix well.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with chips, parupu thogayal, potato fry or papad.

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