Pulinkari is a tamarind based gravy made with coconut, tamarind and vegetables like pumpkin, ashgourd, ladies finger(okra), raw plantain etc. Podi podicha pulinkari is a Palakkad speciality and is a variation of the regular pulinkari. This pulinkari is made without coconut made using lightly sweet vegetables like pumpkin, jackfruit or ashgourd.
This pulinkari is an almost forgotten recipe and was shared my neighbor back in India. What's special about this dish is the freshly roasted and ground raw rice, chillies and fenugreek, which adds a unique taste. Since it has no coconut or lentils, it pairs well with rice and any thoran/poriyal or usili. It goes well with dosa and chapathi too.
Notes and Tips
- The pulinkari thickens as it sits so add water accordingly. The consistency should be lightly thick.
- Adjust the amount of red chillies according to your spice preference.