July 19, 2007


Ahaha.... this is very yummy rice dish, which is very favourite and very special andhra dish. Especially this is most favourite to my family members. Here is the recipe:

Prep time : 20 minutes (for preparation of tamarind pulp)
Cooking time : 45 minutes (to cook the rice and for tempering)
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Andhra

4 cups cooked rice (basmati or sonamasoori)
4 or 5 tbsp thick tamarind pulp
salt as per taste

For tempering:
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards
few curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
2 green chillies (slit them length wise)
1 tsp chanadal
3 tbsp groundnuts
a big pinch of hing
a big pinch of turmeric powder

1. Before 1 hour only cook the rice, take it into a wide vessel and let it cool completely.

2. Keep the tempering with oil, jeera, mustards, red chillies, green chillies, chanadal, groundnuts, curry leaves, hing and turmeric powder and keep aside.

3. First mix tamarind pulp and salt with rice gently. Adjust pulp according to your likes of sour taste. After that add above tempering to the mixed tamarind rice, again mix gently.

4. Adjust the salt and serve.

Note : 1. Take care about the frying of chanadal and groundnuts. They should not burn.

2. You can prepare tamarind pulp at a time and store in a bottle and keep in the freezer. But if you want to keep like that some process will be there. You should follow that. Very soon I will post that tamarind pulp proceadure, which is very useful for working ladies as well as home makers too.
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  1. lovely recipe! Sometimes I have lots of left-over rice, I can use this recipe for it.

  2. hi,
    i too make with left over rice.it's my all time favourite.

  3. I thought of posting a similar post recently. Even I use Tamarind Paste to get it done quickly.

    Looks neat.

  4. @Hi Saju, sometimes I will use left over rice only. But not all time. Try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Ramya, even this is my favourite too. Thanks a lot.

    @Hi Lata, thanks for dropping by.

  5. i cook either puliyogare or lemon rice with left over rice. i am bringing my spoon along to taste this delicious pulihara:)

  6. OH! My favorite rice dish.I have one too,haven't made this in a long time.Will try your's .Looks yum!:)

  7. All time favorite. Love it.

  8. love the tamarind rice. Have a quick question though... isnt the basmati flavour a little overpowering for all the other spices. Does the flavour of basmati and all the spices blend well ? I have never tried it with basmati, thats why Im asking...

  9. we always use the MTR mix. have bookmarked your recipe.

  10. @Hi Sia, you are most welcome as always. Thanks for your lovely words.

    @Hi Asha, Try it and let me know. Thanks a lot.

    @Hi Hima, thanks dear.

    @Hi Bee, here I used sona masoori rice only. Some times i will use basmati too. But when you are using basmati, you should be careful about using the water to cook the rice, use less water quantity compare to sonamasoori. Then each grain will separate and its easy to prepare pulihora with that rice. As sonamasoori rice, basmati rice will also gives the same taste. No difference at all. I hope this information will helps you. If not don't hesitate to ask me. Thanks dear.

    @Hi Bee, use the homemade tamarind pulp to do the pulihora. That taste will be awesome and surely you can enjoy a lot. Try it and let me know. Very soon I will post the preparation of tamarind pulp. You can store it for minimum 2 months. Once again thanks dear.

  11. love Puliyogare! I always get the readymade MTR mix for this, but now that I have an authentic recipe,will try it out :)

  12. Hi Tee, try this and let me know. Thanks for your lovely comments and keep on visiting dear. Have a nice day.

  13. yummmy... this is my fav... i sometimes even make it with lemon..
    Was planning to prepare this for our breakfast on Sunday :)

  14. It's our favorite dish too.

  15. hey! i'm going to cali this weekend and won't be back until september...here is the website i was talking about where i made extra summer cash. Later! the website is here

  16. great recipe...looks great...just today made cummin rice with peas...thanks for sharing

  17. wow yum, i love puliyogare rice. yours looks delicious and yummy

  18. that is beautifully presented.

  19. Jyothi,

    Nice presentation!!
    This is my all time favourite. Especially which we get in temples.


  20. @Hi Cinnamon, try my version and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Suma, thank you.

    @Hi knicksgr10917, surely I will check your site for further details. Thanks.

    @Hi Dilip, thanks for your lovely words.

  21. @Hi Roopa, thanks.

    @Hi Sharmi, thanks dear.

    @Hi Viji, even temple pulihora is my favourite too. Thanks for dropping by and keep on coming.

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  23. oopes...... I typed wrong comment on wrong window! That first comment was not mean for you.... can you delete it please! :)

    Lovely tamarind rice.. nice pic as well! :)

  24. hi thats a nice pulihora very authentic

  25. @Hi Coffee girl, no prob...i will try to delete it. Anyway thanks for your lovely comments.

    @Hi Shanti, thanks for your lovely words.

  26. Hi Jyothi,
    My mom makes pulihora in a similar way. looks good

  27. @Hi Prema, thanks for your lovely comments.