November 4, 2008

RM 2: Vermicelli Pulihora and a winner..

There came a time, he realized, when the strangeness of everything made is increasingly difficult to realize the strangeness of anything.

~ James Hilton

The above lines perfectly depict my current mood...:). I wanna be in 'Shangra-La' today. wondering what I am talking about? Shangra-La is a fictional, mystical valley described in the book - 'Lost Horizon', a book by James Hilton. It contains all of the classic ingredients of paradise.

Who doesn't dream of such a place which is simultaneously placid and intellectually invigorating - I am dreaming one all day today!. A place made for the heat and the heart where both live in happy unison to a ripe age! That would be so perfect!..:D

Ok enough of my boring talk, coming to the third recipe in my 'Breakfast & Brunch' category: 'Vermicelli Pulihora'

Vermicelli Pulihora


2 cups of uncooked Vermicelli
1/8th tsp Turmeric
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp

For tampering:

1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Urad Dal
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 whole Red chillies


Step 1: In a large sauce pan, boil water and cook vermicelli for couple of mins. Drain the water in a colander and Set aside.

Step 2: Heat oil in a wok and add the ingredients listed for 'tampering'. Saute for couple of seconds and then add tamarind pulp. Season with salt and turmeric. Mix well.

Step 3: Cook the tamarind mixture for 2-3 minutes in a medium-low flame and finally add cooked vermicelli. Mix the contents well and adjust seasoning if needed.

Step 4: Serve hot and it taste better the next day!


MBP: Say Cheese giveaway winner...

Thanks to one and all for casting your vote for MBP: Say Cheese giveaway. 100 people participated in the poll and we have a clear winner. She is

... Divya Vikram of Dil Se with 42% of votes (Results in my left sidebar)! and she made these yummy Cheese stuffed Jalapenos. Congratulations dear..:DD

Click here for the complete MBP roundup!

See what my co-marathon runners are upto...
signing off for now,


  1. wow great round up siri Idon't know how I miss this nice event and semiya pulihora superb im going to make it for my hubby s lunch box he hee first exp.on him

  2. Never tried pulihore with vermicelli, looks nice.

  3. Thanks Siri..It was great participating in MBP!

  4. Congrats to the winner...awesome roundup Siri..

  5. Yummy vermicelli pulihora..can have them at anytime..

  6. Never to make Pulihora Vermicelli. Good one.

  7. Pulihora with semia sounds like a great idea..and congrats to Div for winning the event!!

  8. Lovely pulihora and about Shangri-La I could not agree more.

  9. That's super easy to make.. and looks great.. must be very delicious. will try this..

  10. I love Pulihora and my friends mother makes poha with it, this is something i should try

  11. Congrates dear, and love the idea of grilling tottilla. very nice click too.

  12. I tried ur pulihora today and totally loved it!! :) thx for the recipe.


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