Tamarind Rice Recipe | Pulihora Recipe | Puliyogare

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Tamarind Rice is a common rice preparation, predominantly eaten in the southern parts of India. The rice dish is characterized by the use of tamarind as a main ingredient.

To make this dish, rice is fried along with a special tempering of Tamarind pulp, Curry Leaves and other Indian spices which greatly enhances the taste and flavor of this dish and makes it quite appealing. Sometimes jaggery (gur) is also added for a slightly sweet flavor.

“Puli” refers to Tamarind in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. Tamarind Rice also goes by the names of PulihoraPuliyogare or Puliyodarai.

Pulihora or Tamarind Rice is a traditional South Indian dish, but due to its tangy taste, it has gained considerable popularity in northern parts of India as well.

Pulihora is not only delicious, but also really quick and easy to prepare and so it is a great option for children’s lunch box, specially if you have leftover rice. This dish uses a bit more oil and so it is not spoiled easily. Due to this Tamarind Rice is a favorite choice to take away for long distance journeys.

To make Tamarind Rice or Pulihora at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Tamarind Rice Recipe | Pulihora Recipe | Puliyogare

Tamarind Rice or Pulihora is a traditional South Indian dish made by frying rice with a tempering of Tamarind, Curry Leaves & other spices.
4.81 from 101 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 3
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g

Ingredients For Tamarind Rice Recipe | Pulihora Recipe | Puliyogare
  

  • 3 Cup Cooked Rice
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanuts
  • 15-20 Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
  • 2-3 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 Teaspoon Rai (Mustard Seeds)
  • 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split & Husked Black Gram)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons Concentrated Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Tamarind Rice Recipe | Pulihora Recipe | Puliyogare
 

  • Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds (rai) to it. When the mustard seeds start to crackle add urad dal and peanuts. Fry on low flame till they are roasted and golden brown.
    1 Teaspoon Rai (Mustard Seeds), 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split & Husked Black Gram), 2 Tablespoons Peanuts
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add dried red chillies and curry leaves to the pan, and fry for a few seconds.
    2-3 Dried Red Chillies, 15-20 Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Now add turmeric powder (haldi) and red chilli Powder. Saute for a few seconds.
    1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Add the cooked rice to the tempering along with some salt.
    3 Cup Cooked Rice, 1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Mix to coat the rice with the spices and fry the rice on low-medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Take the concentrated tamarind pulp mixed with 2 teaspoons of water and add it to the rice.
    2 Teaspoons Concentrated Tamarind Pulp
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Mix the tamarind pulp with the rice. Saute for a couple of minutes, then cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions 7
  • Tamarind Rice is ready. Serve hot as is, or along with pickle or papad.
    Pulihora | Tamarind Rice Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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