Pepper Puliyodharai


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Pepper Puliyodharai is a South Indian rice delicacy. The tangy and spicy tamarind paste adds taste and flavour to the rice.If you like it spicy add more pepper powder.

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Pepper Puliyodharai recipe - How to make Pepper Puliyodharai

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 serving
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  1. Cook the rice in a pressure cooker, add 1 tbsp gingely oil and spread on a plate.

For the tamarind paste

    For the tamarind paste
  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for 20 minutes, mash lightly, add 2 cups of water and strain.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a while.
  3. Add the tamarind water, salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and curry leaves and while it is boiling add the jaggery.
  4. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan, add a pinch of asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns, chana dal and roast till the peppercorns splutter, cool and grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  5. When the tamarind water mixture reduces to half add the roasted and ground powder and boil till the mixture thickens.
  6. Take it off the gas and add the crushed black pepper powder, mix well.Keep this tamarind paste aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place the rice in a bowl, add gingely oil and tamarind paste as per your taste and mix well.
  2. Handy tip:
  3. Add some more pepper powder to the Puliyodharai if you want to make it more spicy.

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This recipe was contributed by shalinivenkatesh on 01 Dec 2013

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