Pulihora Recipe | Andhra Tamarind Rice | Puliyogare

Pulihora Recipe | Andhra Tamarind Rice | Puliyogare

Pulihora Recipe is very simple and flavourful rice. It is a very popular dish in south India and it is served as ‘Prasadam’ in most of the temples. The process of making this rice is started by making tamarind paste with grounded spices and then mixing it with steamed rice. There are so many variations in preparing this rice. I learned this recipe from my Amma.

This delicious rice is also called as puliyogare you can prepare this even with leftover rice. I remember my mom used to make this rice for special occasions.

I prepare this Pulihora or Lemon Rice every Tuesday as a ‘Naivedyam’ for god along with curd rice and potato fry. This is a fixed menu for Tuesday lunch. I make this Pulihore paste in bulk and store in an airtight jar for up to 1month in the fridge. It comes very handy when I am busy in the morning with kids.

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Pulihora Recipe

STEP BY STEP PICTURES OF MAKING PULIHORA RECIPE

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Rice -2 cups
  • Turmeric powder -1/2tsp
  • Chana dal -1tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2tsp
  • Urad dal – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera- 1tsp
  • Tamarind -lemon size
  • Red chillies -2
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2 tbsp
  • Ghee -2tsp

Dry Roast and Grind:

  • Chana dal – 1tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ Tsp
  • Peppercorns – ¼ Tsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1tsp
  • Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Red chillies – 5

Preparation:

Wash and soak the rice for 15-20 minutes.

Soak tamarind in a bowl with hot water.

Roast all the ingredients mentioned above and allow them to cool and grind into a powder.

Heat a Kadai with 2tsp of ghee. when ghee is hot, add the rice and sauté for a few minutes so that the rice is nicely coated with ghee.

Next, add 1 ½ cups of hot water along with salt and mix well. Cover and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed and rice is cooked.

Spread the cooked rice on a plate to cool.

Add 1tsp of oil, turmeric powder to the rice and mix well without breaking.

Making the Pulihora paste:

Then heat a pan with oil, add asafoetida, curry leaves, Chana dal, mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds.

when the cumin seeds crackle add peanuts, dry red chillies along with turmeric powder and mix everything well.

Extract the juice from the tamarind and add to the pan and cook on low- medium flame until the paste becomes thick.

When the paste is getting almost thick add the grounded powder and mix well.

Switch off the flame and keep aside.

Add the tamarind masala paste to the cooled rice and mix gently. Check the salt. If needed add a little bit. keep aside like that for 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the Pulihora Recipe into a serving bowl and enjoy with papadum or pickle.

Pulihora Recipe

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Pulihora Recipe | Andhra Tamarind Rice | Puliyogare

Pulihora Recipe is very simple and flavourful rice. It is a very popular dish in south India and it is served as ‘Prasadam’ in most of the temples. The process of making this rice is started by making tamarind paste with grounded spices and then mixing it with steamed rice. There are so many variations in preparing this rice. I learned this recipe from my Amma.
Course Main Course, Rice Dish
Cuisine Andhra, Indian
Keyword Pulihora Recipe, Tamarind Rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Pavani

Ingredients

  • Rice -2 cups
  • Turmeric powder -1/2tsp
  • Chana dal -1tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2tsp
  • Urad dal – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera- 1tsp
  • Tamarind -lemon size
  • Red chillies -2
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2 tbsp
  • Ghee -32tsp

Dry Roast and Grind:

  • Chana dal – 1tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ Tsp
  • Peppercorns – ¼ Tsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1tsp
  • Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Red chillies – 5

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Soak tamarind in a bowl with hot water.
  3. Roast all the ingredients mentioned above and allow them to cool and grind into a powder.
  4. Heat a Kadai with 2tsp of ghee. when ghee is hot, add the rice and sauté for a few minutes so that the rice is nicely coated with ghee.
  5. Next, add 1 ½ cups of hot water along with salt and mix well. Cover and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed and rice is cooked.
  6. Spread the cooked rice on a plate to cool.
  7. Add 1tsp of oil, turmeric powder to the rice and mix well without breaking.
  8. Then heat a pan with oil, add asafoetida, curry leaves, Chana dal, mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds.
  9. when the cumin seeds crackle add peanuts, dry red chillies along with turmeric powder and mix everything well.
  10. Extract the juice from the tamarind and add to the pan and cook on low- medium flame until the paste becomes thick.
  11. When the paste is getting almost thick add the grounded powder and mix well.
  12. Switch off the flame and keep aside.
  13. Add the tamarind masala paste to the cooled rice and mix gently. Check the salt. If needed add a little bit. keep aside like that for 10-15 minutes.
  14. Transfer the Pulihora into a serving bowl and enjoy with papadum or pickle.

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