Temple Prasadhams have such an unique taste be it Pongal or Puliodharai😋😋 I don’t remember which cookery show it was, the cooks in Temple were preparing large amount of Puliodharai to be served as Prasadham to the devotees.They added a pinch of raw turmeric powder, a pinch of Black Pepper Powder and fresh curry leaves at the end..That excellent tip stuck on my memory forever and everytime when I crave Puliodharai I make pulikachal mix, follow this simple step and one delicious Kovil Prasadham style Puliodharai will be ready within 30 minutes
You can store this Pulikachal for two to three weeks in fridge. With the following measurements you can approximately prepare 1 cup of Pulikachal Paste and that can be added to 3 cups of Cooked Rice. If you want to prepare more then kindly increase the quantity of Tamarind & then add spices accordingly.. Use generous amount of Sesame oil. Don’t skimp on that since sesame oil gives such a lovely flavor to Puliodharai. I highly recommend you to use Sesame Oil for this preparation. In case if you don’t have the oil then replace it with Vegetable Oil or Sunflower Oil. Coconut Oil has its own unique taste and I personally don’t use that oil while making Puliodharai.