Food has everything to do with memories..many a times, we like a dish just not because how it tastes at that moment, but because of enormous memories associated with it..This is what exactly happened when I recently had Puliyogare at Teju’s akka’s place. The first spoonful reunited me with its long lost taste. Somehow, I had absolutely forgotten about the existence of MTR Puliyogare mix… {Bay Area options makes you forget those survival mixes you swore by when in school}. The swadisht taste of Puliyogare brought back the best of Chicago memories as it was my then roomie – our beloved Sri – who used to make this yum rice mix with lots of groundnuts in it – while I worked on those midnight submissions.. So, you really don’t have to lift a laddle when making Puliyogare rice. All you need is MTR Mix to get started with it. Sometimes, I do add extra groundnuts and tadka to enhance the flavor.

  • Preparation Time: 0 min
  • Cooking Time: 5 mins
  • Recipe Level: < Easy
  • Mix with rice; serves 4
  • Source: MTR Mix instructions
  • Cuisine: South Indian
  • 2 spoonful of Puliyogare mix
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • Mustard seeds (Optional)
  • Groundnuts (Optional)
  • Curry leaves (Optional)
  • Red chillies (Optional)
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • Add oil on a pan, followed by powder mix. You can either get MTR Puliyogare paste or powder at stores.
  • Add groundnuts. Make sure gas is on sim.
  • After 3-4 minutes, add this paste to the cooked rice.
  • Then add tadka using mustard, curry leaves, red chillies to the rice

So, this is really a bachelor’s pet dish. And has helped me create more tangy food memories :).. btw Cheers to all the Women on this Women’s Day!!

Mad Notes:
  • I prefer powder as it gives a fresh taste and gives option to add tadka and more groundnuts
  • Tastes yum, if eaten with a portion of curd rice