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ANDHRA PULIHORA

Here comes the festive delight ~ Andhra Pulihora (Tamarind rice) all the way from Andhra. There are many variations like mango pulihora, sesame seeds pulihora, sweet pulihora etc and etc. The list goes unending. I will be sharing all those delicacies within a short while. So stay tuned.
ANDHRA PULIHORA
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INGREDIENTS
Rice - 1 glass
Water -2 glasses
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 spoon
Urad dal- 2 spoons
Chana dal- 2 spoons
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ground nuts- 2 spoons
Cashew nuts - handful
dry red chillies- 4
Green chillie -4 halved
Curry leaves- 1 stem
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - a pinch
Tamarind juice- 3 tsps (adjust if required)
Oil- 4 tbsps
For taste (Powder)
Sesame seeds- 2 tbsps
Dry red chillies- 2-3
Powder- Dry roast sesame seeds and dry red chillies until golden brown in colour. Allow it to cool and then grind into fine powder.
PROCEDURE-
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Wash and pressure cook rice(1 glass rice + 2 glasses of water) by adding turmeric powder and oil. Once the rice is cooked keep it aside. Now take a kadhai an heat oil in it. Fry mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, ground nuts, cashew nuts, dried red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves. Once they are fried add tamarind pulp, sugar and cook for 5 mins. Keep stirring on and off. When oil floats on top add salt. Now add cooked rice and mix all the ingredients well and finally add sesame seeds powder. Mix once again. Adjust salt if required(use salt water intead of using salt directly). Transfer the contents into a sewrving bowl and serve.

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SOYA AND TOMATO CURRY

Hi all!
I am extremely sorry for vanishing so suddenly. Your dear Chaithra is no more a college student carrying all the science records in her heavy bag. Now Chaithra is associated with American bank and she is working. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee. So there you are...Got the reason right. This sudden turnaround in my life kept me very busy and now things are slowly stabilizing and I am back to the game and will be updating my blog regularly from now on.
I take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful support and encouragement. I will not let you folks down and will treat you all with yummy delicacies.
Today's special is Soya and Tomato curry. Very nutritious and tasty preparation and works as perfect accompaniment with hot roti.
SOYA AND TOMATO CURRY
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INGREDIENTS-
Soya nuggets(Meal maker) - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2 sliced finely
Onions- 2 chopped
Garlic- 3 flakes
Curry leaves - 1 stem
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt- as required
Red chilli powder - 1/4 th tsp
Green chillies - 4 halved
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
PROCEDURE
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Bring soya nuggets to boil in water and squeeze off excess water. Heat oil in a kadhai and add crushed garlic flakes, green chillies, mustard seeds, curry leaves and fry. Now add onions and saute until they are golden brown in colour and add tomatoes. Add soya nuggets and salt. Mix all the ingredients well and cook for 5 mins. Now add garam masala and red chilli powder. Mix well and add chopped coriander. Off the flame and transfer the contents into a serving bowl. Serve it along with hot rotis and raw onions.

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