We are all so happy to welcome Goddess Durg this Navratri. During these 9 days we offer rice varieties as offering to the Goddess.It is celebrated with great pomp and show . It is slightly different compared to the celebrations in the North.
Many keep Golu (Doll collection) at home.Everyday a new prasadam is offered to the Goddess.I love the Tamrind rice offered at temples as Prasadam. This is one of my most favourite dosh at home. The tamrind mix can be prepared well in advance. This recipe always makes me nostalgic as it was a menu on our cards whenever we used to travel long distance by train. I miss those days now.
For #165th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop #NavaratriSpecial is this simple and yummy Puliodharai / Tamrind Rice.
Recipe for Puliodharai / Tamrind Rice:
1 Cup Rice
Salt to Taste
2 Tbsp Channa dal
1 Tbsp Urad dal
8 Dry red Chillies
1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 Tsp Dhania / Coriander seeds
2 Tsp White Sesame seeds /Til
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Oil (I have used Gingelly oil.You can use any cooking oil)
1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns
1 Big Lemon Size Tamrind soaked in hot water
2 Tsp Jaggery
2 Tbsp Gingelly Oil
1/4 Cup Peanuts
2 Sprigs Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Channa dal
1 Tbsp Urad dal
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
Generous pinch of Asafoetida
4 Dry red Chillies
Cook rice and allow it to cool.
Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil.Once the oil is hot add Channa dal , urad dal.Once they turn slightly brown ,add fenugreek seeds ,dry red chillies,pepper corns and coriander seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Now add sesame seeds and sute untill they pop up and you can smell the aroma. Switch off the flame and allow this mix to cool. Now grind the mix with turmeric and salt to taste.
Extract the puree from the soaked tamrind and remove the pulp.Heat the Kadhai . Heat oil. Add all the channa dal,urad dal and peanuts.Once they turn brown,add mustard ,red chilli ,curry leaves and asafoetida. Now add the tamrind extract. Once it starts to boil add jaggery and mix untill it fully dissolves.Now add the masala powder and mix well. Once the oil starts to leave the sides switch off the flame.
Add this mixture to the cooled rice and mix well. Offer this as Prasadam to Goddess and seek her blessings.
May Goddess Durga bless us all!!!!!!!!!