Sunday, September 8, 2013

Italian, gets an Indian makeover...Spagetti Puliyodarai

Thairu saadham, Pulisaadham, lemon saadham..all goes with rice...so, on some wild instinct, thought, why not try the same with something else other than rice.

And by this wild instinct..i mean, the kind of "out -of-the box" thoughts that you end up with... especially, on a Friday... a weekend..and when there is nothing much to be done. An idle mind is a devil's workshop..and You are not supposed to be doing things the way it is done normally...

again..i repeat...coz, its weekend !
                                                                                  
 
So, that was it for the day - Spagetti, blended with the indian sweet-tangy tamarind-jaggery combo.
 
 
You see that ? Even Aunty Acid luks cool in Sari..so, why not Spagetti in Indian attire ???
 
Basically, the procedure is the same. Make the "pulikaachal" (the tamarind-jaggery paste) and mix it with the pasta instead of the rice. (But before going into the mains, please note that this is not the exact way  in terms of ingredient list,  the standard "puliyodharai" is made. I just made something similar in taste, with what was avaialble at home then. )
 
You need
Cooking oil - 4 spoons
Mustard seeds - 1 /2 tsp
Urad dal / Black gram - 1 tsp
Jeera / cumin - 1/2 tsp
Onion - chopped small - 1
Tamarind paste - (used the store brought one)
Jaggery (grated) - 2 spoons
Cashewnutes  - A handful
Curry leaves - Few
Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 spoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Kashmiri chillie powder - 1 tsp
Salt - As per taste

How to

 
                                                                                                                                                   


In to a wok, add the oil.
Splutter the mustard, fenugreek and urad dal.

 
Add the curry leaves, chooped onions and the cashewnuts. 
 

Meanwhile, while the onions are getting sauted..cook and drain the spagetti .

 
Welll..not like this...!
 (a borrowed image from googley)
 


..and..definitely..not like this either !!!
 
For those who have not watched this eposide of Mr. Bean cooking spagetti in the bathtub with a row of tea candles lit below !! lol...i love this funny soul !



Once onions are sauted, add in the Asafoetida, Turmeric, Kashmiri chillie powder, tamarind paste, jaggery and salt to taste.
 
Once the raw smell of the malasa goes, add in few spoonfulls of water, bring to boil to form a thick paste.
 
Can adjust the amount of jaggery, tamarind at this stage,if you want more of it.
 
  
 
Add the cooked spagetti to the wok and mix well.
 
 

Lunch is served !!!



 
Well...not just italian pasta..not just Aunty Acid...even SHE...luks HOT in Indian wear !
 
Until next....tada !..keep smiling...and have a great day !

 
 
 

69 comments:

  1. haha... sona, love those spaghetti cooking clips!!! the mr. bean is one that i so oft keep seeing when the kids watch it, and just love that episode!!! :D interesting combination, would love to see how it tastes, just recently i mixed up matar kheema and pasta and it did taste good... :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) i try telling the kids to keep the laptop off..but eventually, end up wathcing these episodes along with them.

      Delete
  2. Very creative us of the Italian ingredient but for punches of Indian taste. For sure its a wholesome and complete meal.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pudiya camerayude ulkhaadanam ano ee pic!!Anyway looks good.What ideas u have for spaghetti adipoli!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meena..no ..no..lol..camera eppoyum boxil thannae...godhayil eranghiyitilla :)

      Delete
  4. quick and delicious spagetti....send your recipes to my Ongoing Event:Dish it Out - Coriander Lentils
    Ongoing event- 1st Anniversary winner's choice giveaway

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  5. Entammo,, athoru vallatha wild imagination aayi poyi.. Engane saadikkunnu?? :) Vayyatto.. Enthayalum kidilam, kalakki !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. edo..seriously, i usually end up with all wierd stuff and surprisingly, they happen on fridays, if i am at home...

      Delete
  6. hi sona, always love your posts , they never fail to bring a smile on my face.....they are as unique as your recipes, loved the indianised spaghetti and more so loved all the clicks too....Today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/karwari-valachi-amti-for-sunday-brunch.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks for those nice words, Nayana..tc n keep in touch :)

      Delete
  7. Hehe...phir bhi dil hai hindustani,phir bhi dil hai hindustani;-)

    Can't imagine u ve added jaggery nd tamarind to the spaghetti...hats offf to ur effort..wud luv to have this linked to my event

    Ongoing Event-Back 2 School

    ReplyDelete
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    1. :) yes..dhil sachmuch hindustani !!..chak dae India !!!

      Delete
  8. Love your fusion..I have once tried puliyogara pasta..

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  9. Very funny post dear....
    A very innovative and gr8 combo... Love the clicks...

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  10. ha ha u made me laugh so much ! brilliant idea Sona ! u r really very creative !

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  11. Such a sweet and funny post. Not one to shy away from puliyodare. Yes, Oprah look lovely in the saree and so does you spagetti. You have a great week.

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  12. I really love the way you write your blog... this is very interesting recipe..

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  13. Sona, read your post, it makes me really smiley dear. Very unique idea of making spaghetti. Lovely twist.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/09/butter-sponge-cake.html

    ReplyDelete
  14. Kollallo....aloru puli anallo :D u r soo innovative dear....Very interesting recipe.....Hats Off! for the blend of Italian and Indian Cuisine :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. very interesting post,thanks for all your hard work!
    This sounds delicious...

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    1. thanks Amy..hope ur health is doing great.so is ur baby !

      Delete
  16. OMG u have a wonderful sense of humor and creativity ! love the spaghetti and the post :)

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  17. Lol.. Loved the usage of pics dear.. Aunty acid coming to India was too good.. Yes the best of ideas always hit us on weekends... I loved this recipe.. Excellent job Sona.. Thanks for sharing :-)

    ReplyDelete
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    1. got to admit i am one die-hard fan of that lady !!! she is soo bold ! thanks deary..tc

      Delete
  18. very innovative, nice indian twist..

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  19. am so curious to taste this and I must confess am going to try a small batch first.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. give a try..its different, for sure...a change from normal.

      Delete
  20. LOL Sona, enjoyed reading this post!! And this is such a great idea!! I am all for Indian makeover of foreign dishes...

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  21. Hi Sona, LOL... interesting posting. Love your great sense of humour too. Your spaghetti is delicious but am glad yours didn't end up like the one burning in the pot. Lucky you don't have to cook like Mr. Bean or else have to wait till next year.LOL

    Have a nice day.

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    1. lol..yes !!! mine definitely didnt cook like both of those images ! you too have a nice day ahead, dear Amelia.

      Delete
  22. This is so much fun Sona :) I love the make over lol

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    1. :) most welcome, glad that you liked it Rekha.

      Delete
  23. interesting dish..tangy and tempting

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  24. Yummy recipe, looks so tempting.

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  25. Spagetti Puliyodarai? Lol Lady! You are so completely out of control ;) :D I should show your space someday to my sis. She seems to have this idea that I have a tendency to go weird at times in the kitchen, especially with leftovers ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :)...wow ! i like that..so, i have company on weekends !!!

      Delete
  26. Indian make over kollalloo.budhimathi thane...lol :)

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  27. Spagetti puliyodarai koallam, adipoli twist.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks Swathi, Vineetha, Asiya, Hema and Gayathri..

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Sona,

    I like your Spagetti Puliyodarai! You are very creative cooking this delicious dish!

    Yes yes yes that Oprah does look super HOT in sari :p Totally agree that fusion can lead to amazing transformations!

    Nice to know you via blogging. Love your blog and humour :D I'm now your latest follower and hope that you can follow my blog too

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi sona..really an awesome delicious dish...good snacks at all. And a very thanks for ur concern. As I changed my location so not getting time properly... so missing u all and blog posting... hope I can overcome it immediately... Thanks again dear..

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sona,

    I can see how lively person you are, your touch of humor to every bit of writing makes the recipes special. I had read soemwhere that it is a bit of a task to make someone laugh or atleast smile. You do that everytime through your post with such an ease. Always look forward for your funny aspects to everyday things. Good job girl!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wat an ideaaa Puliyodarai with Spagetti

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  33. Adipoli idea!!!!
    Sona, njaan ee blog-il iyaalde oro postum vaayichu karanghi nadakkuvaa ketto. officil irunnu chirichu chirichu enikku mathiyaayi. Your sense of humour is really great dear :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. A great idea and tasty dish! I'd eat that anytime.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    ReplyDelete
  35. ur unique in posting...love ur way of expalnations,cliks,silly comments...really....n dis is really tasty one.

    ReplyDelete

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Italian, gets an Indian makeover...Spagetti Puliyodarai

Thairu saadham, Pulisaadham, lemon saadham..all goes with rice...so, on some wild instinct, thought, why not try the same with something else other than rice.

And by this wild instinct..i mean, the kind of "out -of-the box" thoughts that you end up with... especially, on a Friday... a weekend..and when there is nothing much to be done. An idle mind is a devil's workshop..and You are not supposed to be doing things the way it is done normally...

again..i repeat...coz, its weekend !
                                                                                  
 
So, that was it for the day - Spagetti, blended with the indian sweet-tangy tamarind-jaggery combo.
 
 
You see that ? Even Aunty Acid luks cool in Sari..so, why not Spagetti in Indian attire ???
 
Basically, the procedure is the same. Make the "pulikaachal" (the tamarind-jaggery paste) and mix it with the pasta instead of the rice. (But before going into the mains, please note that this is not the exact way  in terms of ingredient list,  the standard "puliyodharai" is made. I just made something similar in taste, with what was avaialble at home then. )
 
You need
Cooking oil - 4 spoons
Mustard seeds - 1 /2 tsp
Urad dal / Black gram - 1 tsp
Jeera / cumin - 1/2 tsp
Onion - chopped small - 1
Tamarind paste - (used the store brought one)
Jaggery (grated) - 2 spoons
Cashewnutes  - A handful
Curry leaves - Few
Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 spoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Kashmiri chillie powder - 1 tsp
Salt - As per taste

How to

 
                                                                                                                                                   


In to a wok, add the oil.
Splutter the mustard, fenugreek and urad dal.

 
Add the curry leaves, chooped onions and the cashewnuts. 
 

Meanwhile, while the onions are getting sauted..cook and drain the spagetti .

 
Welll..not like this...!
 (a borrowed image from googley)
 


..and..definitely..not like this either !!!
 
For those who have not watched this eposide of Mr. Bean cooking spagetti in the bathtub with a row of tea candles lit below !! lol...i love this funny soul !



Once onions are sauted, add in the Asafoetida, Turmeric, Kashmiri chillie powder, tamarind paste, jaggery and salt to taste.
 
Once the raw smell of the malasa goes, add in few spoonfulls of water, bring to boil to form a thick paste.
 
Can adjust the amount of jaggery, tamarind at this stage,if you want more of it.
 
  
 
Add the cooked spagetti to the wok and mix well.
 
 

Lunch is served !!!



 
Well...not just italian pasta..not just Aunty Acid...even SHE...luks HOT in Indian wear !
 
Until next....tada !..keep smiling...and have a great day !

 
 
 

69 comments:

  1. haha... sona, love those spaghetti cooking clips!!! the mr. bean is one that i so oft keep seeing when the kids watch it, and just love that episode!!! :D interesting combination, would love to see how it tastes, just recently i mixed up matar kheema and pasta and it did taste good... :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) i try telling the kids to keep the laptop off..but eventually, end up wathcing these episodes along with them.

      Delete
  2. Very creative us of the Italian ingredient but for punches of Indian taste. For sure its a wholesome and complete meal.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pudiya camerayude ulkhaadanam ano ee pic!!Anyway looks good.What ideas u have for spaghetti adipoli!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meena..no ..no..lol..camera eppoyum boxil thannae...godhayil eranghiyitilla :)

      Delete
  4. quick and delicious spagetti....send your recipes to my Ongoing Event:Dish it Out - Coriander Lentils
    Ongoing event- 1st Anniversary winner's choice giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  5. Entammo,, athoru vallatha wild imagination aayi poyi.. Engane saadikkunnu?? :) Vayyatto.. Enthayalum kidilam, kalakki !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. edo..seriously, i usually end up with all wierd stuff and surprisingly, they happen on fridays, if i am at home...

      Delete
  6. hi sona, always love your posts , they never fail to bring a smile on my face.....they are as unique as your recipes, loved the indianised spaghetti and more so loved all the clicks too....Today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/karwari-valachi-amti-for-sunday-brunch.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks for those nice words, Nayana..tc n keep in touch :)

      Delete
  7. Hehe...phir bhi dil hai hindustani,phir bhi dil hai hindustani;-)

    Can't imagine u ve added jaggery nd tamarind to the spaghetti...hats offf to ur effort..wud luv to have this linked to my event

    Ongoing Event-Back 2 School

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) yes..dhil sachmuch hindustani !!..chak dae India !!!

      Delete
  8. Love your fusion..I have once tried puliyogara pasta..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very funny post dear....
    A very innovative and gr8 combo... Love the clicks...

    ReplyDelete
  10. ha ha u made me laugh so much ! brilliant idea Sona ! u r really very creative !

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a sweet and funny post. Not one to shy away from puliyodare. Yes, Oprah look lovely in the saree and so does you spagetti. You have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really love the way you write your blog... this is very interesting recipe..

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sona, read your post, it makes me really smiley dear. Very unique idea of making spaghetti. Lovely twist.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/09/butter-sponge-cake.html

    ReplyDelete
  14. Kollallo....aloru puli anallo :D u r soo innovative dear....Very interesting recipe.....Hats Off! for the blend of Italian and Indian Cuisine :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. very interesting post,thanks for all your hard work!
    This sounds delicious...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks Amy..hope ur health is doing great.so is ur baby !

      Delete
  16. OMG u have a wonderful sense of humor and creativity ! love the spaghetti and the post :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lol.. Loved the usage of pics dear.. Aunty acid coming to India was too good.. Yes the best of ideas always hit us on weekends... I loved this recipe.. Excellent job Sona.. Thanks for sharing :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. got to admit i am one die-hard fan of that lady !!! she is soo bold ! thanks deary..tc

      Delete
  18. very innovative, nice indian twist..

    ReplyDelete
  19. am so curious to taste this and I must confess am going to try a small batch first.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. give a try..its different, for sure...a change from normal.

      Delete
  20. LOL Sona, enjoyed reading this post!! And this is such a great idea!! I am all for Indian makeover of foreign dishes...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Sona, LOL... interesting posting. Love your great sense of humour too. Your spaghetti is delicious but am glad yours didn't end up like the one burning in the pot. Lucky you don't have to cook like Mr. Bean or else have to wait till next year.LOL

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol..yes !!! mine definitely didnt cook like both of those images ! you too have a nice day ahead, dear Amelia.

      Delete
  22. This is so much fun Sona :) I love the make over lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) most welcome, glad that you liked it Rekha.

      Delete
  23. interesting dish..tangy and tempting

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yummy recipe, looks so tempting.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Spagetti Puliyodarai? Lol Lady! You are so completely out of control ;) :D I should show your space someday to my sis. She seems to have this idea that I have a tendency to go weird at times in the kitchen, especially with leftovers ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :)...wow ! i like that..so, i have company on weekends !!!

      Delete
  26. Indian make over kollalloo.budhimathi thane...lol :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Spagetti puliyodarai koallam, adipoli twist.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks Swathi, Vineetha, Asiya, Hema and Gayathri..

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Sona,

    I like your Spagetti Puliyodarai! You are very creative cooking this delicious dish!

    Yes yes yes that Oprah does look super HOT in sari :p Totally agree that fusion can lead to amazing transformations!

    Nice to know you via blogging. Love your blog and humour :D I'm now your latest follower and hope that you can follow my blog too

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi sona..really an awesome delicious dish...good snacks at all. And a very thanks for ur concern. As I changed my location so not getting time properly... so missing u all and blog posting... hope I can overcome it immediately... Thanks again dear..

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sona,

    I can see how lively person you are, your touch of humor to every bit of writing makes the recipes special. I had read soemwhere that it is a bit of a task to make someone laugh or atleast smile. You do that everytime through your post with such an ease. Always look forward for your funny aspects to everyday things. Good job girl!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wat an ideaaa Puliyodarai with Spagetti

    ReplyDelete
  33. Adipoli idea!!!!
    Sona, njaan ee blog-il iyaalde oro postum vaayichu karanghi nadakkuvaa ketto. officil irunnu chirichu chirichu enikku mathiyaayi. Your sense of humour is really great dear :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. A great idea and tasty dish! I'd eat that anytime.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    ReplyDelete
  35. ur unique in posting...love ur way of expalnations,cliks,silly comments...really....n dis is really tasty one.

    ReplyDelete