Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)
Puli Pongal is a variant of the traditional pongal and is made of tamarind and boiled rice. The recipe is very easy and quick to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Ingredients for Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)
- 200 g Raw Rice
- 1 lemon sized ball Tamarind
- 2 Dry Red Chillies
- few Mustard Seeds
- few Bengal Gram Dal
- little Turmeric Powder
- few Curry Leaves
- a pinch Asafoetida Powder
- 100 ml Oil
- as per taste Salt
How to make Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)
Grind the rice to a coarse rava consistency.
Add enough water to the tamarind and extract a thick liquid (about 1 cup).
Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Fry the mustard seeds and red chillies for 30 seconds.
Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, salt, bengal gram, curry leaves and stir well.
Add the broken rice and tamarind extract.
Add some water (for 1 cup broken rice add 4 cups of wateand stir well.
Cover with the lid and pressure cook until 3 whistles.
Remove and serve hot with papad, potato chips or onion raita.