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Puli Sadam

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  Tamarind 2 Large (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Oil 100 Gram (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Red chillies 15 (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Methi 1 Teaspoon (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Curry leaves 4 (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (For the pulikaaichal paste)
  Cooked rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Urad dal 1 Teaspoon
  Chana dal 2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 4
  Seasame seed oil 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

* Method for doing puli kaaichal paste :

* Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of water and leave it for 15 mins or heat in microwave for 30 sec. Then squeeze out and take 3 cups of the tamarind water.

* In pan pour oil, put the dry red chillies cut into 2 pieces and fry till light brown in ow flame.

* Keep flame in medium low and add methi seeds, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves.

* Now pour the tamarind water, salt and keep the flame in high and cook till it becomes quite thick and oil leaves out. The quantity of it will reduce from 3 cups to 1/2 cup, it take nearly 20 mins.

* After this is done, keep it aside.


* In a small pan pour 2 tbsp oil and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.

* Now add urad dal and chana dal and let it turn light brown, then put some curry leaves and pour this in cooked rice.

* Mix it and pour 3/4th of the puli kaaichal that we prepared little by little and mix the rice.

* Also add methi powder and 2 tsp of seasame seed oil and salt if needed and mix all without breaking the rice, so mix it carefully.

* The tasty puli saadham is ready to be served with coconut pieces or coconut chutney or chick peas sundal or potato chips.

Storage tips:
The Puli kaaichal alone can be stored in fridge for a month. If mixed with rice, then it can be stored for 2 days in fridge.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Rice, Tamarind
Everyday, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
This is a very famous recipe in my caste ( sowrastra ) Usually if we go for a tour, we prepare this rice and take, it will be very delicious to eat during journeys. We can have coconut pieces or coconut chutney or chick peas sundal or potato chips as a side dish for this type of rice.
tamarind paste spiced rice

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 463 Calories from Fat 316

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.1%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1072.7 mg44.7%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.8%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 3.1 g

Protein 4 g8.3%

Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C 90.2%

Calcium 2.4% Iron 11.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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