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Tamarind Rice Powder

Puliyôdarai Masala
Special Spice for Tamarind Rice


coriander (seeds)                  500 gm
red chillies                              5  gm 
bengal gram (split)                   1 teaspoon
black gram (split)                     1 teaspoon
fenugreek                               1 teaspoon
pepper                                   2 teaspoon
cinnamon                                a one inch piece
asafoetida (hing)                      a one inch piece


Roast all these ingredients in two spoons of oil. Roast in slow heat for about 10 minutes and grind to a fine powder. Keep it ready to add to Puliyôdarai, Tamarind Rice.

The procedure for preparation of Puliyôdarai is given in the section Special Rice Preparations.