Puliotharai was the most common rice which is made for long journeys in olden days. Pulisadham as we call in our kongu region . This is offered to lord Vishnu in Saturdays. The recipe I am sharing here is one which I tried with many variations.
Rice ( cooked ) - 2 cup
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp
Roasted groundnut – 4 tbsp
Sesame oil – 6 tbs
Pearl onion – 6
Garlic – 4 cloves
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
To grind :
Red chili - 5
Chana dhal – 1 tbs
Coriander seeds – ½ tbs
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin – ¼ tsp
Asafotedia – a pinch
Roast the to grind items in plain kadai and powder coarsely.
Heat a pan add 2 tbs of oil followed by mustard seeds.
When it splutters, add onion , garlic and curry leaves.
Add groundnut and fry well.
Add a cup of water to tamarind paste and mix well.
Add this mixture to kadai and required salt.
After five minutes add the grounded powder and allow to boil for another five minutes.
Puliotharai paste is ready.
To this mix the rice well along with seasme oil and serve.