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Puli Sadam

Jayashree's picture
  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


srividya76's picture
Thank you for the recipe. This is my favorite dish and it tastes awesome when prepared with sesame oil.
Mollya's picture
Awesome recipe. THANK YOU!
sushmita's picture
Puli Sadam Recipe, Tamarind Paste Spiced Rice