Saturday, 16 April 2016


Puli Aval is a very simple meal. It is an offering to Hindu deities as naivethyam and served to the devotees as prasadham. In our homes, this puli aval is a comfort breakfast for us often. 


Beaten rice 250 gms
Chana dal one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Cooking oil two teaspoons
Gooseberry size tamarind 
Red chillies three or four (optional)
Salt to taste
Hing one pinch
Turmeric half spoon
Cilantro leaves chopped


Soak tamarind in a cup of water for 15 minutes.
and take the extract .
Bring to boil four cups of water with salt and three drops of sesame oil.
Add the cleaned beaten rice into the boiled water and allow to soak for 6 minutes.
Drain the water with the help of siever and set aside.
Heat the wok with cooking oil over the medium flame.
Add mustard seeds and wait to crackle.
Let the c flame in low level to avoid burning,
followed by red chillies, curry leaves and chana dal and turmeric.
Saute a while until the chana dals turn golden brown.
Add the tamarind extract.
Bring to boil until the extract gets thickened to two spoons 
Switch off the flame.
Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients blend together.
Finally add cilantro chops.

Serve hot. 

The Cashew nuts can be fried with pepper and salt and can be mixed with tamarind beaten rice. to enhance the taste. It enrich the tamarind beaten rice excellently.

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