Pulikachal is a popular ready mix recipe with Tamarind or Imli as the star ingredient. Also called Puliyodharai paste or Pulihora rice mix, this paste is easy to make, travel-friendly and time-saving. Add this paste to rice for an instant Puliogare or Tamarind rice.
A thick, flavoured paste, Pulikachal is a great mix of spicy ingredients- tamarind , turmeric powder, urad dal, fenugreek, coriander seeds, red chillies, channa dal, mustard seeds and asafoetida.
Pulikachal can be stored in an air-tight container and you can refrigerate this basic preparation for long shelf-life.