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Tamarind Powdered Poha

25 Jun

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Tamarind Powdered Poha.

Poha / Flattened rice is ground into coarse powder. Tamarind is soaked in warm water and the thick juice is extracted. It is then mixed with soaked poha along with fried spices and dals. Serve tamarind powdered poha with yogurt.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Tamarind Powdered Poha.

Ingredients:

Thick Poha 1 Cup
Tamarind 2 inch Sized Ball
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Chana Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of warm water for 15 minutes and extract all the thick pulp discarding any veins.
Wash, remove stems and slice the green chiles.
Grind flattened rice / poha into coarse powder.
Wash the powdered poha with water and keep aside.
Leftover water will eventually be soaked by powdered poha.

Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and roast them until light golden brown.
Remove the peanuts onto a bowl, add all other talimpu ingredients in order in the same pan with remaining oil.
When chana dal turns light brown, add sliced green chillies.
Fry for a minute and add turmeric powder and remove from heat.

Stir in wet poha, freshly squeezed tamarind extract, fried peanuts and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly with a wide spatula.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Leave the tamarind powdered poha covered for couple of hours if possible.
Serve tamarind powdered poha with plain yogurt and with any pickle of your choice.
Notes: Make sure to add just enough water to the powdered poha.

Suggestions: If poha powder becomes too wet, let it dry for couple of minutes before adding to pan. If poha powder is dry, sprinkle more water to wet it.
Variations: Check other recipes with poha here.
Other Names: Tamarind Powdered Poha, Pulihora Atukulu Podi.