Tamarind Rice

tamarind rice









Tamarind Rice or Pulihogara/pulihora  is very well known in south-India and is also served as prasadam in temples.I love this dish for its tanginess and for the fact its less on oil.Its quick, easy and very tasty dish.

  • Difficulty-Easy
  • Preparation Time-15 mins
  • Serves-3
  • Cooking Time-20 mins



cooked Rice-2-3 cups

Tamarind Juice-1/4 cup

Peanuts-1-2 fistful

Oil-3 Tbsp

Channa Dal-1-1/4 Tsp

Fenugreek seeds-1Tsp

Dry Red chilli-3-4

Mustard seeds/Rai-1 Tsp

curry leaves-10 leaves

Hing/asafoetida-  1/2 tsp#

Red chilli powder- 1/2 Tsp


Roasted Sesame Seeds- 2 Tsp

Green Chilli–3

Coriander Powder-1Tbsp

Cumin Powder-1 Tsp(optional)

Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan and fry peanuts on low heat until brown and remove.

In same oil add mustard seeds and let them sputter then add dry red chilli.

Now add channa dal,curry leaves,hing powder and green chilli and give it a stir

Add Turmeric powder ,Tamarind juice ,coriander,cumin and red chilli powder and let it cook .

Now add the fried peanuts add little water and cook on low flame.

Ground the roasted sesame seeds and add it to the mixture and cook for 15 mins or till oil oozes out .

Add the cooked rice to the mixture and cook on low flame for 2 min so that the rice absorbs the flavour .Serve Hot.






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