Puliodharai is an Iyengar speciality recipe. It is given as ‘Prasadham‘ in vaishnava temples and in other temples too.I just love the sourness and the mix of spices in this dish.
Pulikaichal or Tamarind paste is the base of this recipe. Once the paste is ready you can mix it with rice and serve it. The paste stays good for upto 10 days without even storing it in refrigerator.
I have tried to bring out the authentic Iyengar taste in Puliodharai. Hope you will like it. I learnt this recipe from my mom and MIL. You need to spend around 1hr to get that perfect taste. Soak tamarind in water for atleast 30 minutes. In the whole process make sure your flame is either medium or low.