Vidhu's kitchen: Pulikachal Recipe / புளிகாச்சல்

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Pulikachal Recipe / புளிகாச்சல்


Tamarind                 : 1 orange size 
Turmeric powder     :  1 tsp
Red chilly                :  10 + 3 
Grated jaggery         : 1 tsp
Coriander seeds       ; 2 tsp
Chana dal                 : 1 1/2 tsp + 1 tsp 
Sesame seeds         : 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds       : 1/2 tsp
Gingelly oil              : 2 tbsps 
Mustard seeds          : 1tsp
Urad dal                   : 1 tsp
Peanuts                     : 2 tbsps
Curry leaves             : 2 tbsps
Asafoetida                : 1/4 tsp 


Soak tamarind in little hot water and extract 2 cups of thick juice from it and strain.
Dry roast coriander seeds,fenugreek seeds, 10 red chillies,1 1/2 tsp channa dal,sesame seeds on low flame and powder it.
Heat 2 tbsps oil,add mustards seeds .
When the mustard starts to sputter add urad dal,chana dal,peanuts,remaining 3 red chillies and fry till the dal turns golden brown.
Add curry leaves,fry and add the tamarind juice,salt,turmeric powder ,asafoetida and mix everything well.
Add the grated jagger and let it boil on low flame till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
Now add the spice powder ,mix well and  cook till it becomes thick.
Pulikachal is now ready to mix with the rice. 


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