Pulihora-Tamarind rice

Pulihora-Tamarind rice is a delicacy which brings me back to the temples of Andhra.

Simple meal of pulihora(tamarind rice),Daddojanam(curd rice), chakkara pongal(sweet pongal made with sugar or jaggery) and laddoo post pooja or havan after naivedyam.

Simple yet the most tastiest.

Pulihora or Puliyogare is a common preparation in Andhra,Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

It is a simple rice preparation but full of tangy tamarind flavor and crunch of lentils.

You can also use the left over rice with this tamarind mix.

Serve it for brunch or easy dinner.

Vegan and gluten-free and an easy meal when you are hard pressed for time during deadlines.


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Pulihora-Tamarind rice
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Pulihora-Tamarind rice

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  • 1.5 cup cooked rice
    For tempering
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil optional
  • 1 tbsp urad dal or split black gram
  • 1 tbsp channa dal or split bengal gram
  • 1 tsp til or sesame seeds(optional)
  • 1/4 cup mungphali or peanuts
  • 1/4 cup kaju or cashews optional
  • Generous pinch of heeng or asafoetida
  • 1 tsp rai or mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp haldi or turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp adrak or ginger
  • 3 sprigs of kari patta or curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp imli or tamarind paste
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 2 green chilly slit
  • 1 tsp sugar or jaggery optional
  • salt as per taste


  1. Cook rice and keep it aside. Ensure they are not mushy.
  2. In a pan,heat oil and saute mustard.Let it splutter.
  3. Add curry leaves followed by chillies and lentils.Let it roast.
  4. Add peanuts,cashews,sesame seeds and turmeric.

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