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Friday, January 3, 2014

Puliyodharai - Chintapandu Pulihora - Tamarind Rice

Pulisadam or Puliyodhara,  is an  authentic recipe in Indian cuisine.  It is considered as a festival food.Puliyodharai is made during  auspicious Occasions. It is offered as Prasadam in many Temple.In Karnataka it is referred as Puliyogare.In Tamil Nadu it is called "Puliyodharai" or "Pulisadam'". It  is also a   travel recipe. when we went to  maine for fall season,  with friends we made this Puliyodharai. I just made pulikachal  from my home & packed it. we cooked rice over there with rice cooker & mixed with this tamarind paste. it tasted divine.


 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cook Time : 30  minutes.
Recipe Category:Rice Varieties
Recipe  cuisine:Indian
Serves  :   2 .


Raw rice - 1 cup.
Tamarind - Lemon size.
salt - to taste.
oil - 3 tbsp (preferably sesame oil).
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp.
Roasted Peanuts - 2 tbsp.
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp.

For spice Powder

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp.
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Red chillies - 10.
cumin - 1/2 tsp.
sesame seeds - 1 tbsp

  • Dry roast  everything except sesame seeds till coriander and fenugreek seeds  turns Golden brown colour,then remove it from  kadai.
  •  In same kadai dry roast sesame seeds and grind everything together.

For Seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
urad dal - 3 tsp.
fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp.
Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp.
curryleaves - few.
Red chillies - 3.
hing - 1/2 tsp.

  • Cook 1 cup of rice with 3 cups of water for 3 whistles.When rice is cooked, place it on the plate, and drizzle 1 tbsp of oil over it.Allow it to cool completely.so rice comes as seperate grains. This is important step in making variety rice.
  • Soak the tamarind in 1 cup of hot water for 1/2 an  hr,  to preparetamarind extract, retain the juice and throw the pulp.
  • Make spice powder as explained above.

Method for preparation of  Pulikacchal (Tamarind paste)

Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it crackles, add all other items in seasoning section and saute for few seconds, then add tamarind extract, turmeric, salt, cook for few minutes till the raw smell Goes off. Now add  prepared spice powder(as needed), give a quick mix. cook until it it gets thick consistency.Now Tamarind paste(Pulikacchal) is ready.

How to mix with Rice.

  • Take a wide vessesl, add rice, add needed  tamarind paste , remaining needed  spice powder, needed salt, add another 2 tbsp of  peanuts and finally 1 tbsp of sesame oil , mix well  Gently. I used hand to mix it.(Add needed tamarind paste , spice powders and salt according to your taste buds.)

  •      Now Tamarind rice is ready.Give a standing time for 30 minutes. Then serve.  

  • I have added peanuts once while making tamarind paste and while mixing with rice at the last, which gives extra nutty taste to the rice.
  • When u plan to take tamarind rice for trips, mix with ladle don't use hands.
  • you could make  spice powder seperately & store it in a container for a month. Similarly you can make tamarind paste seperately & store it in fridge for weeks. When required just make rice and mix with it.

Puliyodharai - Authentic Pulihora - Tamarind Rice - Step Wise Pictures By , jan 03, 2014 Pulihora