Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pepper Tamarind Rice, Miriyala Pulihora ~ Weekend Cooking | Step By Step Recipe

Well this was not prepared this weekend, but many weekends ago. Moreover nor is this done on a traditional Monday to talk about the special Weekend Cooking. Still I will just anyway do it..:)

I decided I am going to complete all my drafts before I take up new and latest dishes. Since making this Pepper Tamarind Rice, we have been cooking this alternate weeks for the lunch. I thought it will be interesting to increase my share of Rice varieties. Especially with my love for all Tamarind Rice Varieties. If you are one of those, then I am sure you will enjoy the spicy kick the peppercorns add to the tangy rice.
Pepper Tamarind Rice, Capsicum Channa Dal and Bansi Rava Bath ~ Our Sunday Meal

We had an unforgettable adventure this weekend. We left for a two day trip on a temple visit. I confess that we would need a vacation to recovery from this vacation. Athamma left a day earlier than us. So that ensued that the boys keep asking for her. We somehow made them agree not to throw tantrums when they see her at the temple, ahead of us. Konda is old enough to understand, but with 4 year olds it's an altogether different story. Especially when they got bugged with the "Why" question. They can keep on their Why's non stop without getting tired.

But we had a different problem to handle. The morning we left, Peddu woke up with an ear pain and soon after wards ended up throwing up whatever he ate. We had to rush him to a doctor on the way before continuing our journey. A trip that normally takes about 3 hrs, we managed by 10 hrs with lot of hiatus. What was even more amazing is the fact that within minutes of meeting his Nannama, and his cousins, Peddu was up and running. We have no clue if it was the medicine worked by then or whatever. Miracles happen, you just have to believe it.

We are happy our little boy is fine, and enjoyed the rest of the vacation. We were meeting my second Sil and her family and had a family reunion of sorts.

Coming back to the recipe, I hope you enjoy making this.

Step by Step pictures to make Pepper Tamarind Rice

Extract the tamarind and bring to boil and allow to cook till you get a thick paste.

Mix the seasoning along with turmeric to the cooked rice.

Dry roast and grind the pepper to a fine powder.
Add the tamarind paste to the rice along with pepper powder.

Mix well and adjust salt.

Pepper Tamarind Rice

Ingredients needed:

For the Rice

Cooked rice - 2 cups
Tamarind paste made from a big size of a lemon.
Whole Peppercorns - 1 tsp, fry and ground to powder

For the Seasoning

Oil - 100 ml
Red chillies - 6-7
Bengal Gram - 1 tbsp
Urud Dal - 1 tsp
Ground Nut - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt as per taste

Method to prepare:
Soak tamarind in water for 30 mins. Extract thick pulp from it. In a pan cook this extract to a thick paste.

Dry roast the pepper corns and grind it to a powder once it is cool.

Cook rice and spread it over a big bowl. Add oil to make sure the grains are separate.

Take a kadai, heat oil and add Bengal gram, Urud dal, Ground nuts, mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves, asafoetida.

Once this seasoning is ready, pour this over the rice along with turmeric powder. Mix well. Add the thick tamarind extract along with pepper powder.

All pulihoras taste great after resting for couple of hours. So it is ideal to mix this in the morning for the lunch.

Have a great week ahead.

Sending this to Satya who is hosting an event calling for all types of twists that you can think while making the traditional Pulihora.

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Rice looks awesome and texture is excellent. Delicious recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Wow... looking delicious and spicy....mouthwatering miriyala pulihora...

Smitha said...

amazing one Srivalli, love it...Thats how I like my pulihora..spicy spicy!

Prathibha said...

Loved the addition of pepper to the regular pulihora...looks yumm n spicy

savitha ramesh said...

puliyohara in pepper flavor.this is very new to me...will try itanytime

Priya said...

Adding pepper to tamarind rice looks absolutely marvellous..

Satya said...

Lovely looking pulihora.. hey srivalli, why don't you send it to my event Twist the Traditional - Pulihora event.

kanthi said...

Tirumala Tirupathi pulihore-Your recipe reminds me of that pulihora,its lovely valli..

Chitra said...

Looks delicious.I can sense the flavour!

ila said...

WOW.. Looks yummy and tempting to eat:)

Happy Cook said...

Looks like you had such a eventfull weekend.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow...pepper pulihora looks very tempting and very colorful

Tina said...

yummy rice....

Paaka Shaale said...

ohhh pulihora is my all time favourite rice dish. It looks so perfect. Great post Srivalli :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks so amazing.

Vimitha Anand said...

i always wanted to try tamarind rice and this is perfect recipe...

Shobha said...

My all time favourite...I end up making this so often when I can't think of anything else.

PJ said...

Srivalli,this is too bad..I am drooling here and dying to taste it but can't.I am a die hard fan of tamarind rice and I can' take my eyes off that bowl....

Mals said...

this is exact same recipe my grandma makes :).. and i just love it so much.. :)

Jeanette said...

This sounds wonderfully fragrant and delicious!

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