Wash and soak parboiled rice for 2 hours. Set this rice aside for 2 hours. After 2 hours, drain the water from rice and take it to mixer jar
Grind the rice to a smooth batter like dosa batter. Heat a pan. Add the ground batter and start stirring
Add salt and gingelly oil and keep stirring in medium flame till the batter becomes thick like a dough. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool
Take ommapodi mould and press. Grease it with oil. Add prepared dough and close it with press lid. Grease oil in idli plates. Squeeze out the press to make like sevai.
Steam cook the squeezed sevai for 5 minutes. Allow the cooked sevai to cool off completely
Then crumble the sevai and set it aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it sputter. Then, add the split urad dal, bengal gram dal and peanuts and fry it on oil till the dal turns golden brown.
Add curry leaves, broken chili, turmeric powder and give a good mix. Add tamarind extract along with salt and asafoetida
Let the tamarind mixture boil nicely till the raw smell of tamarind goes off. Switch off the flame and add the tamarind mixture to the sevai and gently mix to coat the sevai with the tamarind mixture
The delicious Tamarind(Puli) Sevai is now ready to serve!