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

  • Dry roast   coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies till u  get nice aroma from the spices,then remove it from  kadai.
  •  In same kadai dry roast sesame seeds till it turns golden and also u get nice aroma.  Then grind everything together.now puliyodharai powder is ready.

For Seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Chanadal - 2 tsp.
urad dal - 1 tsp.
fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp.
Roasted peanuts - 3 tbsp.
curryleaves - few.
Red chillies - 2 (broken)
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 prepare tamarind extract, retain the juice and throw the pulp.
  • Prepare tamarind rice powder as mentioned above.

Method for preparation of  Pulikacchal (Tamarind paste)

Heat the sesame  oil, add mustard seeds, when it sizzles, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles add chanadal, urad dal, broken red chillies, hing, few curry leaves, roasted peanuts.

When dals turns golden brown add tamarind extract, add salt, add turmeric.

Cook in medium flame till it is thick ( like honey consistency). Then add tamarind rice powder of 2 tsp. Cook for few minutes till it is thick , till oil seperates.

How to mix with Rice.
  • Take a wide vessel, add rice, add needed  tamarind paste , remaining  tamarind rice  powder,  one more tbsp of roasted peanuts, needed salt.  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