Pulihora

Ingredients: 
 
  • 2 cups - rice
  • 3-4 tsp - tamarind paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 - green chillies 
  • 2 - red chillies 
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 10 - curry leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - chopped ginger
  • 3 tsp - bengal gram 
  • 3-4 tsp - groundnut
  • Oil 


Method
 
  1. Cook the rice and place aside.
  2. In a pan, heat 2-3 spoons of oil for 2 mins.
  3. Add groundnuts, fry lightly.
  4. Add chopped ginger, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, bengal gram, red chillies, green chillies and fry to a brown colour.
  5. Reduce flame, add 1/2 spoon turmeric powder and tamarind juice and salt sufficient for 2 cups cooked rice.
  6. Allow to boil till the tamarind paste becomes thicker and add coriander leaves so that the flavour goes into the mixture.
  7. Leave for a minute and turn off the stove.
  8. Mix rice with the mixture.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
For tamarind juice: Take 1/2 cup tamarind, add 1 cup water and leave aside for 10 mins. Extract juice to be used in the mix.

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