Friday, June 27, 2008

Puli/Tamarind Kichadi for Thayir/Curd Rice

Tamarind,my kitchen is not complete with this wonderful ingredient.Being a mixture of tamil,telugu and malayalam, i cook all the three cuisines.So i use tamarind almost everyday.This last vacation mom brought me 10kgs of tamarind.I know..i don't know how she pulled it off...:D.As soon as Sig announced this month's ingredient, i wanted to share something unique.So here it is..

Puli Kichadi or just "Kichadi" as we call it.This is a popular side dish for curd rice in our household.Mom tells me this is a well known peasant dish, which they use have regularly with "Pazhaya sadam"( a day old rice).My father and i love this one especially with some pazhaya sadam.Believe me, this is the best combo for curd rice than any pickle and my fav mainly because NO COOKING...:D.This is my entry to this month's JFI - Tamarind hosted by Sig of Live to Eat.Thanks to Indira for originating this nice event.




Ingredients

Small onions - 10 (chopped)
Green chilli - 2 (chopped)
Tamarind - small amla size
Salt - as needed

Method

Soak tamarind in 1 cup water.Take out the tamarind water.In that add chopped onions,green chillies and salt.Mix everything well with clean hand.Mixing with our fingers makes it tastes better,according to mom.

18 comments:

Asha said...

I saw this dish at Vijaya y'day too, told her my ajji makes it(hasi hunise huli) and she adds cooked and roasted brown chana to it.
Love it Mahesh, very traditional and delicious to have with plain rice indeed!:)

Love the kids in the profile photo!

Myviews said...

This is the best combo&very traditional and delicious to have with curd rice or Pazhaya sadam.do visit again..

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

wow! that sure sounds interesting and tangy maheswari!! my mouth is feeling the tanginess!! (pulikkunnu!)

A&N said...

Sounds Tangy! And yes, your mother is SO right :)

uvr said...

pacchi pulusu..thats what we call it... i don't make it but my mom and everyone in the family prepares it... they add some sesame powder and yogurt to the mixture and put a tadka... served with rice and dal...the combination is mouth watering....:-)

Sailaja said...
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Suma Rajesh said...

ur dish makes curd rice perfect combo...it looks attractive...

Amrutha said...

Interesting side dish for curd rice! I left you something in my blog too.

Kalai said...

I've never tried this before, Maheswari. Looks and sounds delicious!! :)

skribles said...

thts mouthwatering! must b surely yumm with curd-rice :)

Cham said...

I never had one before but i can imagine the taste ugwith pajaya sadam :)

Sailaja said...

We make same kind of recipe which we eat 1 day before Atlathaddi(Karvachaud)

srikars kitchen said...

hiii

i'va never tried this before.. looks yummy and delicious

uvr said...

thanks for visiting my blogs and leaving a comment...

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

i love the tangy taste .. its comfy food indeed

sowmya said...

mouthwatering!!

Sig said...

Thank you for this entry Maheswari... 10kg Tamarind? Wow, that would last you for a long time :)

Anonymous said...

In andhra it is called 'Pachi Pulusu'
I remember my room mate in college preparing this whenever she was tired of the hostel food and wanted to change her palette...she used to get the ingredients from the hostel kitchens.