Puliodharai / Spiced Rice
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  • 1 big lemon sized tamarind ball
  • 12 to 15 dry red chillies to make it a bit spicy so that it keeps good for a month or two.
  • chana dal ¼ cup,1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 or 4 tsp of roasted peanuts. Cashew nuts are also added by some .This is optional.
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 ladleful of sesame oil. This is a must as the sesame oil is the key ingredient in giving the special aroma and flavour to the tamrind rice.
  • Salt to taste /rock salt is used as per tradition
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds, 3 tsp sesame seeds ( white)
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 or 4 red chillies.This is optional as the red chillies are already being added to the tamarind sauce.
  • Generous pinch of Hing/Asafoetida



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