Tumkur Special Puliyogare
Tumkur in Karnataka is famous for tamarind. This puliyogare is reddish black in colour. The first time I tasted this puliyogare in my friend’s place I was totally amazed as to how this dish is prepared. I immediately took the recipe from my friend Saroja Raghavendra. I am extremely happy to share this Special Puliyogare recipe with all of you.
Ingredients( for Puliyogare Masala Powder )
Bydagi dry red chillies – 8
Coriander seeds – 2 tablespoons
Jeera – 1 teaspoon
Methi seeds – 4
Black pepper – 6
Curry leaves – 10 leaves
Heat a pan. Add all the above mentioned ingredients. Dry roast them till golden. Cool. Powder in a blender to a smooth powder.
Ingredients ( for the Puliyogare Gojju )
Black sesame seeds ( dry roasted and powdered ) – 2 tablespoons
Thick tamarind extract – 1 cup
Jaggery syrup – 3/4 cup
Salt to taste
Heat a pan. Add the tamarind extract and the jaggery syrup. Boil on high flame till it becomes thick. Add the roasted black sesame seed powder. Mix well. The consistency should be like idli batter. Switch off the stove. Keep aside.
Ingredients ( for the Puliyogare rice preparation )
Raw rice ( boiled ) – 3 cups
Gingelly ( sesame ) oil – 4 tablespoons
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon
Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon
Peanuts – 2 tablespoons
Broken dry red chillies – 2
Asafoetida powder – 3/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
Coconut pieces ( cut to thin slices ) – 1/4 cup ( fried in oil to a golden colour )
Chopped curry leaves – little
Fry all the seasoning items to a golden colour.
Method ( How to mix the puliyogare )
Take a big pan. First add the cooked rice. Top the rice with the puliyogare Gojju. Top the Gojju with puliyogare powder. Top the puliyogare powder with the seasoning. Mix gently. Cover and leave it aside for 2 hours for the flavours to mellow. Mix and serve.
1) Always separate the cooked rice with a fork. The rice grains will not break.
2) Can add little golden fried cashewnuts to the puliyogare.
3) Check the salt. In case if it is a little less add accordingly. Mix gently.