Friday, July 1, 2011

Chinthapandu Ravva Pulihora ~ Rice Ravva in Tamarind Extract

I like this variety of Pulihora very much.Normally, we cook Pulihora using cooked rice with the lemon juice or with the tamarind extract.This preparation is almost same only we add Biyyam ravva (Rice ravva) instead of Rice.I learned this from my Mother and she prepares very well and I like it very much.I was trying to do this recipe from many days ,Yesterday evening I prepared as a Tiffin and My Family enjoyed it well.Hope you all may like it.

  • Biyyam ravva/Rice ravva-2 cups
  • Water-4 cups(1:2 ratio)
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Tamarind-2 lemon ball size soaked in sufficient water
  • Jaggery-small piece
  • Oil-4tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Bengal gram-1/2 tsp
  • Broken dry redchillies-4no
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Peanuts & Cashew nuts-few
  • Hing- a pinch
  • Kothimeer to garnish
  • Take a vessel or presuure cooker,add 1tsp of oil,1/4tsp of cumin seeds,add water.
  • Bring it to boil ;add salt & turmeric.
  • Now add the Biyyam ravva and stir it.
  • Close the lid and allow to cook for 4whistles.
  • It looks like a Upma after cooking,cool it completely by spreading on  a big Plate.
  • Now extract the tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind.
  • Heat a pan,add 2tsp of oil,add 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds,2broken dry red chillies,2vertically slitted green chillies,few curry leaves and sprinkle hing.
  • When the green chillies are fried add tamarind extract,2tsp of salt,turmeric ,a small piece of Jaggery .
  • Stir nicely and boil this for 10 minutes and you notice the bubbles.
  • Turn off the gas.
  • In another pan,add 2tsp of oil,add Urad dal,Peanuts & Cashews,bengal gram,1/2 tsp of Mustard and cumin seeds,2 broken red chillies,green chilies.
  • Sprinkle little hing and finally add Curry leaves.
  • Fry them all nicely.
  • Now  boiled tamarind and seasoning are ready.
  • Add this Tamarind Extract & Seasoning to the Cooled ravva.
  • Mix Nicely.
  • Garnish with Kothimeer and keep covered for half an hour.
  • Serve it in a plate .Enjoy the Taste!!!
  • You can store this for 2days & we can prepare this for Long Journeys too.
  • Serving of this pulihora after half an hour gives a good taste as all the ingredients extract the flavour of Tamarind .

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