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January 16, 2009

PULI SUNDAL RECIPE

This is an easy one pot meal we make for dinner.Tastes similar to puliyogare ..It is an authentic dish that is made in kumbakonam , mayavaram areas.. I learnt this recipe from my MIL..It tastes best adding sesame oil and with chopped pearl onions as side dish :)

Pulisundal


INGREDIENTS:
  • Par Boiled Rice /Saapaatu arisi(rice used for lunch) – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – 1/8 cup
  • Water – 3 cups or less ( depending on ur rice )
  • Tamarind - A medium lemon size
  • Red chilly – 4 to 6 nos
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida /Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt – to taste
DIRECTIONS:
  • In a broad kadai, dry roast Rice and toor dal separately till it turns light golden brown and nice aroma rises.  DSC00544DSC00545
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds.Once it starts spluttering,add urad dal,pinched red chillies ,curry leaves and 1/4 tsp of asafetida/Hing.
  • Soak tamarind in water and extract juice using 3 cups of water as mentioned above.Its not necessary that u should use all the 3 cups for extracting the juice.U can use how much ever u want.Remaining water u can add as it is. 
  • Now wash the roasted rice and toor dal .Keep it in the cooker.
  • Then add all the seasoning items into it with the required salt ,tamarind juice+remaining water(Totally it should be 6 cups as mentioned above).
  • Add the turmeric powder,curry leaves and 1/4 tsp of asafetida.
  • Now pressure cook everything for 1 or 2 whistles(according to ur cooker).
  • Remove and add sesame oil before and during serving!!
Hot , Yummy Puli Sundal is ready.U can eat this as it is!!No side dish is reqd. If needed u can have this with coconut chutney!!But chopped pearl onions is the best side dish for this rice. Pickle will also do !

KITCHEN CLINIC

Tamarind:
  • The pulp, leaves, and bark of tamarind have medical applications. For example, in the Philippines, the leaves have been traditionally used in herbal tea for reducing malaria fever.
  • Tamarind is used as an Ayurvedic Medicine for gastric and/or digestion problems.
Toor Dhal:
  • They are highly nutritious containing up to 28% protein, and 10 times more fat, 5 times more vitamin A, and 3 times more vitamin C than ordinary peas.


I am very happy in linking this post to the Event HARVEST: THE FESTIVAL OF RICE hosted by Sudeshna at Here I Cook .rice


25 comments:

  1. Very new to me, looks like yummy dish for breakfast!:)

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  2. Hey, looks yum.. These are like puliogare, but with toor dal.. New to me.. Need to try !!

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  3. I have neve rhad this , would love to taste them.

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  4. I have never had this, sounds delicious and very unique...just one little thing, in your ingredients, you mention 6 cups of rice the second time is that 6 cups of water?

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  5. I make puli upma with broken rice. This is new to me and looks yummy. Nice information on the ingredients.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments too.

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  6. lovely upma..have added u to my list

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  7. Reading sundal i was expecting snack with beans! What a new dish , yummy!

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  8. wow..nice recipe..will try it sometime..

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  9. THANKS ASHA,ARCHY,HAPPY COOK FOR EXCELLENT COMMENTS!!

    Thank u so much usha for mentioning the mistake.its 6 cups of water not rice.I corrected it.Thanks a lot:)

    THANKU SHAMA,RAKS,VIBAAS,CHAM AND SOWMYA!!LOVE UR COMMENTS!!

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  10. Thought its with some beans..quite new..

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  11. This is very new to me, I love the tamarind flavor in most of my dishes, I am sure to like this one :)

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  12. That's a new recipe to me. Congrats on your new blog Chitra, all the best and let me know if you need any help :)

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  13. That's new to me too...looks yummy

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  14. Thanku nags.So nice of u:)

    Thanks priti:)

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  15. this is interesting...will hve to try it..since m a rice lover..;p

    hey Chitra thnks for following sweets.
    u hve a great place too :)

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  16. Very good recipe.... Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  17. something new n intresting, worth try...

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  18. Yeah tasty n delicious dish indeed. my amma also do this.. we love to have my amma hands puli uppuma..

    yrs tempting me now.

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  19. My Hubby loves these type of dishes Chitra..Thanks for posting..Looks yummy..:)
    Thanks for dropping by dear..Pls be around..:)

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  20. Thanku navita,vani,neha,adlak's and varsha for dropping by and left lovely comments.Thanku frnds:)

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  21. A handful of soaked groundnuts if added is very tasty and healthy. try it

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  22. Very new to me. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I dont know how the taste will be.

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  23. Puli Sundal's sounds delicious and very unique. It looks so beautiful! Will try it soon. Thanks so much for great recipes.

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