Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Mixture is a traditional snack recipe. The mixture is commonly seen in many of the South Indian households. Mixture is very crispy. 

Ingredients for making mixture:
Boondi 3 cups
Peanuts or Ground nuts 1 cup
Poha or Attukulu 1 cup
Roasted chana dal or Dalia 1 cup
Dried Curry leaves 15 string
Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons
(adjust accordingly)
Oil for deep frying
Salt as needed

Preparation for making this mixture:
1. Click this link for the preparation of boondi. 
2. Heat a deep pan and add oil to it. Add roasted chana dal and then they are roasted , using a holes spatula, transfer them on a tissue paper.
3. Now add peanuts and when they slightly change the color transfer the roasted peanuts using a holed spatula on a tissue paper.
4. Repeat the same for the poha.
5. Mix all the three and add boondi to it.
6. Add salt and red chili powder and mix well.
7. Crush the curry leaves and add the crushed leaves to the mixture.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pulihara - Variety 2 or Puliyogare (with sesame powder)

Puliyogare or Pulihara is the most famous south Indian dish. Puliyogare or Pulihara is made for every festival in almost all the south Indian homes. This variety of Pulihara  or Puliyogare is usually made in Tamil nadu. The use sesame powder gives a very nice taste to the Pulihara or Puliyogare. In some temples  also they make  puliyougare  with  sesame oil and sesame powder.

Ingredients for making Puliyogare or Pulihara:
Rice 2 cups or Cooked rice 4 cups
Tamarind paste 1 cup (thick)
Green Chillies 6
Ginger 2 inch piece
Chana Dal(Senaga pappu) 2 teaspoons
Urad Dal(Menapa pappu ) 2 teaspoons
Red chillies 10 to 15
Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons
Curry leaves 2 strings
Corinader powder 2 teaspoons
Nuvvulu or sesame powder 2 tablespoons
Cashews Handful
Turmeric ½ teaspoon
Hing 2 pinches
Oil 1 cup
Salt as needed

Pre Preparation for making Puliyogare
1. Take 2 cup of rice and cook it by adding 4 cups of water. 
2. Soak tamarind in hot water and make a paste of it. 
3. Dry roast sesame seeds for about 5 mniutes and make a powder of it
4. Cut green chilli into length wise. Cut ginger into very small pieces.

Preparation for making Puliyogare:
Heat a pan and add oil after oil is heated turn to medium low flame add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, cashews, red chillies,  hing, curry leaves, green chillies and ginger fry till the urad dal becomes into golden color. Mix well. Add the sesame powder and salt to it and mix well.
Add turmeric powder and coriander powder to it and mix well. Now add the tamarind juice. Mix well and let it cook for 5 minutes in low flame.
Spread the cooked rice a big bowl. Let the rice cool for a while or else the rice will split while mixing the above tadka. Add the tadka to the rice and mix well. 

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