Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Puliyogare

Recipe Courtesy: Jaya V Shenoy cook book 'Oota Upahaar'

Puliyogare(Puliyodare) is an Iyengar rice specialty with unique spicy tangy sweetish taste and wonderful smell of Southern Spices. Instant Puliyogare powders are available in the market but nothing like authentic Puliyogare with Gojju made like the Iyengars do. In the pictures, you may see the difference between the one made with gojju and the one made with instant masala.
Puliyogare made with Gojju
Ingredients:
1. Copra(Dried Coconut) - 1/2 grated
2. Red Chillies - 12
3. coriander seeds - 4 Tsp
4. Curry leaves - 4 Sprigs
5. Peppercorns - 2 Tsp
6. Mustard seeds - 3 Tsp
7. Asafotoeda - Size of a chickpea
8. Urad Daal - 2 Tsp
9. White Sesame seeds - 4 Tsp
10. Chana Daal - 1 Tsp
11. Groundnuts - 4 Tsp
12. Thick Tamarind Extract - 1 cup
13. Crumbled Jaggery - 5 Tsp
14. Oil- 8 Tsp
15. Cooked White Rice - 6 Cups

Method:
Dry roast the grated copra till golden.
Roast Coriander seeds, Peppercorns,asafotoeda, 2Tsp mustard seeds, 3 Tsp Sesame seeds, Curry leaves, 1 tsp Urad Daal 1/2 Tsp Chana daal and 2 Tsp groundnuts separately.
Roast red chillies with little oil.
Powder all these except copra in a mill.
Add copra and coarsely powder it.
Heat oil in a kadai.
add 1 tsp each of mustard seeds, sesame seeds and urad daal, 1/2 Tsp chana daal and 2 Tsp groundnuts and fry till mustard seeds splutter.
Add tamarind extract, jaggery and salt to taste and keep stirring till the sauce thickens.
Now add the dry powder and mix well.
Puliyogare gojju is ready.
You can store this in air tight jar for months in a fridge.

Puliyogare made with Instant Masala
Serving:
Mix 6 Cups of hot cooked rice with  4 Tsp of gojju or as per taste. Puliyogare is ready. Serve this with paapad or salad(Kosambri).

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