Puli aval is a spicy and tangy recipe prepared by soaking aval in tamarind extract and select spices and then cooking it in low flame. This is again one of my favorite recipe from my grandma’s cooking. It is easy to prepare as it holds simple ingredients in its making and involves no veggie cutting. It is easy to make and best suited for busy days and busy mornings when loaded with lot of other work. So lets get to the making!
- Aval – 2 cup
- Tamarind extract – ¾ cup
- Chili powder – ½ tsp
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt – as needed
- Oil – 2 tbsp
- Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Channa dal – 1 tsp
- Dried red chili – 2
- Curry leaves a spring
How to make puli aval with step by step images
- Soak tamarind in little water and extract thick tamarind juice. Wash aval and keep it aside.
- In a bowl ad washed aval, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and tamarind extract. Mix everything well and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel add mustard seeds after it splutters add urad dal, channa dal, peanut after it turns golden brown add red chili, curry leaves when aromatic add the soaked aval in it and mix well.
- Now cover it with a lid and cook in low flame for 15 minutes. When done serve it hot!