Happy Navaratri to all my readers!
We are starting the Navaratri pooja from today and we will be observing for the next nine days with special neivedyam for the Goddess. Please check my Navratri Special Dishes for more ideas to make these nine days. I hope you will find the page useful.
Today I started with yet another version of Pulihora. I have so many varieties that I didn’t go check but made a new one today. The sundal is the regular Konda Kadalai Sundal. Hope you will have a blissful Navratri season.
Come back for tomorrow for Day 2 special.
1 cup Cooked Rice
1/2 cup Tamarind Extract
6 Dry Red Chillies
1 Green Chillies
1 tbsp Bengal Gram / Chana Dal
1 tsp Urad Dal
2 tbsp Ground Nut
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
5 Cashew Nuts
A Pinch Asafoetida
Salt to Taste
3 tsp Cooking Oil
A Pinch Turmeric powder
3 Dry Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds
1 tsp Bengal Gram / Chana Dal
1 tsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Pepper Corn
How to make Pulihora
For the Spice Mix
Dry roast all the ingredients listed and allow to cool. Then grind to a fine powder and keep it aside.
For the Tamarind Paste
Soak the tamarind and extract thick pulp.
Heat a nonstick pan, add oil and temper with mustard, chana dal, hing, curry leaves, green chilli, ground nuts, cashews and saute for couple of minutes
Add the tamarind extract and add to the pan. Add water as required. Add turmeric powder and salt, bring to a boil
Cook on high for 10 mins, then simmer till the paste becomes thick.
Add the spice powder and mix well.
Making the Rice
Have the cooked rice spread for it to become cool.
Add this pulihora paste to the mix and mix well.
Offer as Neivedyam and partake!