Pulikaachal

Pulikaachal

Tangy tamarind sauce for making tamarind rice

Ingredients

  • Puli / tamarind – Big orange ball size, soaked in hot water for 4 hr.
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder / Manchal podi
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Urad dal
  • 1/3 cup Channa dal
  • 4 tablespoons White sesame seeds, dry roasted and ground to powder
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts (roasted)
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery
  • 3 tablespoons Methi seeds
  • 20 Red chilies
  • Curry leaves, few

Instructions

  1. Squeeze tamarind to extract pulp.
  2. Heat oil. Fry red chilies, channa dal, urad dal, methi seeds. Grind to powder when cool.
  3. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves and tamarind juice. Bring to boil.
  4. As liquid is reduced, add ground spice powder .
  5. Add salt, jaggery, peanuts and sesame powder. Mix.
  6. Store in cool dry place. Make tamarind rice using Pulikaachal.

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