Puliyogare & Saarina Pudi

Puilyogare/Tamarind Rice is a tangy spicy rice which is very famous in southern part of India. The thick tangy tamarind sauce mixed with rice and tampered with loads of (yes..loads of..) peanuts is a joy to eat! A bowl full of puliyogare any time.. is difficult to say 'NO' to a hardcore SouthIndian like me!! Saarina pudi (rasam powder) was out of stock and so puliyogare was made because fresh saarina pudi was made :D ..This time around I tried saarina pudi from Iyengar's Kitchen

I was tempted to make Puliyogare when I saw it on her blog, so I made they were a grand success at home.

You need following to make saarina pudi :

Rasam Powder: For 1 kg

1/4th kilo – Byadagi variety red chillies
150g kilo- Guntur Chillies
3/4th kg – Coriander seeds
100 gms - Fenugreek seeds
100 gms - Cumin seeds
50 gms –Peppercorns
50 gms - Mustard seeds
1 tspn - Turmeric powder
½ tspn – Hing
4-5 strands – Curry leaves

Fry all the ingredients without oil separately. Grind it to a fine powder.
I have added 150 g more chillies than Veda has used to increase the hotness of the powder. Rest of the ingredients are same.
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You just need to follow same step by step procedures as mentioned by Veda on her blog for yummy tasting Puliyogare.

You need the following to make Puliyogare Gojju :
Tamarind – 1½ cups
Oil - ½ cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 4 lines
Asafoetida (Hing) - ½ tsp
Red chillies – 8
Rasam powder – 8 tbsp
Salt – According to taste
Jaggery – 2 blocks

To make Tamarind rice from gojju prepared above you need the following :
Cooked Rice – 2 cups (grains separated
Oil - ½ cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 4-5 strands
Asafoetida (Hing) – ½ tspn
Peanuts– Use generously
Grated Dry coconut – 2 tbsp
Pulioyogare gojju or concentrate prepared earlier – 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Powders for seasoning:
Black Sesame seeds – 1½ tbl spns (don’t add too much, although it enhances the flavors….it might get bitter if added in a large quantity) I have used white sesame seeds in my recipe
Peppercorns – 1 tspn
Coriander seeds – 1 tbl spn
Rasam powder – 2 – 3 tbl spns

For a detailed post on how to make puliyogare visit Iyengar's Kitchen

This is for you....... :D
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Sending saarina pudi to Roma's Long live shelf event

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