Monday, March 23, 2015

Pulusu Biyyam | Tamarind Bath with Roasted Rice

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Pulusu Biyyam is one of our community style recipes and it is basically tamarind bath,rice made using roasted rice.Tamarind bath is bit different from the regular Tamarind rice as we use roasted rice in Tamarind bath and is cooked in the tamarind water like how we do for Tamarind Upma where as in the regular tamarind rice we cook the rice separately and mix it with the tamarind mixture.Both tastes completely different from each other but tastes good in its own way.You can prepare this for breakfast or it works great as a one pot meal for lunch.We prepare another version called 'Pulusu Upma' where the roasted rice is replaced with roasted rice rava but the rest of the procedure is similar.Pulusu Upma is a quicker version compared to pulusu biyyam as the rice takes bit longer to cook when compared to rava.
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Pulusu Biyyam | Tamarind Bath with Roasted Rice Recipe:
Serves 2 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time:10 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins | Total time: 40 mins
Cuisine: Andhra | Category: Breakfast

Ingredients:
1 cup Rice (Sona masuri or equivalent)
20-25 Shallots or 2 large Onions,cut into big chunks
3-4 Green chillies,slit
3.5 cups Water
2 tbsp chopped fresh Coriander
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder(optional)
1/4 cup Groundnuts
1 large lemon sized Tamarind
2-3 tbsp Jaggery
a sprig of Curry leaves
1 tbsp Chana dal
2 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:
  • Dry roast rice in a kadai until the rice turns slightly roasted and start looking white.Remove it from the pan and let it cool.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water for half an hour and extract pulp from it.
  • Heat oil in a thick aluminium kadai(which is ideal for making upma) or non-stick kadai and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add ground nuts  fry until they turn little red in color and add chana dal and urad dal and fry until they turn golden brown.
  • Add slit green chillies,curry leaves and fry them until they wilt.
  • Add shallots or sliced onions and fry them until they are pink in color.
  • Add tamarind pulp extracted and 3 cups of water (1c rawa:3c water) to it.
  • Add turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt and jaggery to it and let it boil.
  • Add roasted rice to it and mix well.
  • Once everything is mixed,keep the lid on and cook it on low flame for 15-20 mins.Switch off the flame.
  • Add coriander to it and mix well.
  • Cover it and let it sit for 5 mins before you serve.
Serve it hot with some boondi/chips/cucumber.
pulusu biyyam

Notes:
  1. This tamarind rice is sour,sweet and spicy at the same time so adjust the seasoning as per your taste.
  2. We prepare another version called 'Pulusu Upma' where the roasted rice is replaced with roasted rice rava but the rest of the procedure is similar.Pulusu Upma is a quicker version compared to pulusu biyyam.
  3. I highly recommend to use shallots for this recipe, if you do no have you can use thickly sliced onions instead.
pulusu biyyam

1 comments:

padma veeranki said...

Very well explained traditional recipe.)...Looks very tempting:)
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