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