You have to have Pulikaachal mix ready before you start preparing Puliyodharai or the Tamarind rice in this way.
Ingredients to make the needed Puliyodharai powder
1/4 cup of Coriander seeds
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp Asafetida powder
1 tsp pepper
3-4 red chillies, only if you like it hot and spicier
salt to taste, optional
How to prepare the Puliyodharai powder?
Heat a little oil in a pan, roast all the ingredients till they are golden. Cover and let cool for sometime. Powder the ingredients in a mixie till they are of a coarse consistency.
How to prepare Puliyodharai?
Take a wide plate or a tray. Spread the cooked rice evenly on the plate. See that each grain is separate.
Sprinkle little of the Pulikaachal mix on top of the rice, then the puliyodharai powder. Put in as you need more according to your taste.
Cjeck for salt and the spiciness before you serve. If you want it to be a little more spicier add pepper powder and mix well.
Sprinkle a little cumin seeds powder just before you serve.