Cookbook:Pulikkachal (Tamil Spiced Tamarind Paste)

Pulikkachal (Tamil Spiced Tamarind Paste)
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Pulikkachal, alternately spelled pulikachal, is a spiced tamarind paste. It is commonly mixed with rice to make tamarind rice (Puliyodharai).

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  1. Roast the coriander, fenugreek, and sesame seeds without oil. Grind into fine powder.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add urad dhal, chickpeas and red chilies and fry for a few minutes. Add tamarind extract and salt. Allow it to boil. Add the ground spice powder and asafoetida, and mix well.
  3. Stir constantly until it becomes thick and the oil floats on the top of the mixture and it comes without sticking to the pan. Refrigerate and store.
  4. You can mix this with cooked rice and serve.