Tuesday, October 5, 2010

అటుకుల పులిహోర / Atukula Pulihora/ Flattened Rice with Tamarind Extract


Atukulu/ Poha/ Beaten Rice/ Flat rice - 2 cups
Tamarind/Chinta pandu - small lime size ball
Turmeric/ pasupu - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Oil - 1 tbsp
Broken Red Chilies - 3 to 4
Urad Dal/ Split black gram - 2 tsp
Chana Dal - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp


Soak tamarind in 3/4 cup warm water for 10 minutes and extract thick juice. Discard the tamarind.
Now soak Poha in tamarind extract for 5 to 10 minutes or until it absorbs all the liquid and the flakes become soft, fluffy and separate.
Meanwhile heat oil in a wide pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing, Peanuts, red chillies, urad dal, turmeric powder. When mustard seeds crackle, add poha. Sprinkle salt.
Gently toss everything together without mashing Poha.
Fry for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.

Trivia : I learnt this from my Mom-in-law.