Rice - 1 cup
Tamarind - A big lemon size
Red chillies - 5 nos
Peanuts - 2 tbsps
Channa dal - 2 tsps
Mustard - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Homemade masala for tamarind rice - 1 1/2 tsp
METHOD OF PREPARATION :
1) Cook rice with 1 1/4 cup of water .
2) Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard,When they splutter,add red chillies,channa dal and peanuts one by one.Fry till ground nuts gets roasted well . Add curry leaves and asafoetida.
3) Then add thick tamarind extract and a spoon of spice powder.Allow to boil till the raw smell leaves.Cook till it thickens and leaves oil out.
4) Finally add rice to it and mix well.Puliyotharai is ready to be served.