Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vinayaka Chathurthi

Today is Vinayaka Chaturthi. I wish you a happy Vinayaka Chathurthi.This is celebration of Lord Vinayaka's birthday.  Lord Vinayaka is very much fond of food and so many people offer different varieties of food as naivedyam to lord after pooja.I made undrallu , Plantain bajji and chekra pongali as naivedyam and for lunch we had brinjal curry, sambar and ginger chutney , puliogare along with these.Today I am blogging puliogare recipe.


Rice -1cup
Tamarind-1lemon sized ball(Soak in warm water and extract juice)
Red chillies-2-3
Green chillies-1(Slit lengthwise)
Asfoetida-Big pinch
Ground nuts-1tbsp
Bengal gram-11/2tsp
Black gram-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Puliogare powder-11/2tbsp

  1. Cook rice by adding 2cups of water and cool it.
  2. Now in a pan add 1tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds.
  3. When they start to splutter add cumin seeds, black gram, Bengal gram and pea nuts. When they turn  nice brown add red chillies ,asfoetida and fry for a while..
  4. Now add this tempering to cooked rice.
  5. In the same pan add tamarind juice and boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Now add turmeric, green chillies, puliogare powder,salt and boil for another more 5 minutes.
  7. Now pour this on rice and mix well.(Preferably with hands)

Puliogare powder:
Dry coconut(Shredded)1/2cup
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Pepper corns-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Sesame seeds-11/2tsp
Curry leaves-few
Black gram-1tsp
Bengal gram-1tsp
Red chillies-6-7

Roast all the above except coconut and sesame, till they emit nice aroma.
Then add sesame,coconut and fry till they brown.
Now grind it to fine powder.(This can be prepared a head and can be stored up to 15 days)

You can prepare this with even without puliogare powder.
Add tamarind juice according to your taste.I have added a little less to suit to our taste buds.
As soon as you add puliogare powder to tamarind juice keep on stirring to prevent the formation of lumps

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