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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Semiya Puliyodharai

Sometimes, when I am in no mood to make anything elaborate or to eat out, this tiffin comes to the rescue. The ingredients are almost always available in any South Indian home and the time taken to make this is minimal.

What you need:
Vermicelli/semiya - 1 cup
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball, soaked in hot water for 15-20 minutes
Red chillies - 2 or 3
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Salt
Peanuts - a few
Gingely oil - 5 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add the broken red chillies, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and peanuts. When the dals turns red, add the mustard seeds. Extract thick juice from the tamarind. Add enough water to this extract to make 3 cups of thin tamarind juice. Add this to the pan once the mustard seeds pop. Once it starts boiling, add salt and the vermicelli. Stir well and let it boil until the vermicelli is cooked and all the moisture evaporates.

15 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Looks so good.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Semiya pulihogara is interesting.. would try sometime...

PJ said...

Nice variation to the normal semiya upma

Sumi said...

love anything with Semiya, very tempting dish.

PriyaVaasu said...

Never tried this version!!1 Looks Tempting!! :)

swapna said...

Yummy....

Mythreyee said...

super cool idea. I will definitely try this.

Priti said...

Nice idea...looks gud

Renu said...

worth trying:)

G said...

Semiya puliyodharai looks so yumm..

Gayu
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Definitely an interesting puliyodharai,yummy..

sowmya's creative saga said...

good recipe..may be will try this breakfast tommorow..

revathi said...

cool idea...the dish looks yummy and tangy...bet it was delicious...
Reva

sanjeeta kk said...

My fave recipe of all times.

Lite Bite

Soumya said...

yummy dish...never tried this before...great and very innovative idea...