Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun | How to make Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun

By Poonam Bachhav  |  13th Sep 2016  |  
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Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Funby Poonam Bachhav
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About Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun Recipe

Basically a tamarind rice preparation, Pulihora is a popular travel food known for its long shelf life. One can also find this rice served as Naivedhyam (Prasad) in most of the South Indian Temples. This classic dish is a perfect blend of tangy and spicy flavors. The roasted lentils and spices used in the spice mix make the rice aromatic and flavorful.

Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun in your kitchen. This recipe requires 10 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun by Poonam Bachhav has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun at home without any difficulty. Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun this weekend. Share your Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Poonam Bachhav for inputs. In case you have any queries for Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Poonam Bachhav. You can also rate the Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun and give feedback.

Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun

Ingredients to make Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun

  • 1 cup Raw rice
  • Large lemon size tamarind
  • 3-4 tbsp Gingelly oil (Sesame oil)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • Puliyodharai Spice Mix : 4-5 dry red Chilies
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp White sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper corn
  • 1 tsp skinned and split black gram
  • 1 tsp split Bengal gram
  • For Seasoning : 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 dry red chilies , (break into two and deseed )
  • 1 tsp skinned and split black gram
  • 1 tsp split Bengal gram
  • 1-2 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts

How to make Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun

  1. Wash and drain the rice. In a sauce pan heat 2 1/2 cups of water with 1 tsp of oil and salt. To this add the rice and cook the rice in such a way that each grain is separate.
  2. Meanwhile we can prepare the spice powder for Puliyodharai. Heat a non stick pan and roast all the ingredients listed under Puliyodharai spice mix separately on a low to medium heat until fragrant.
  3. Cool and grind them to a powder in a grinder. Keep aside.Soak a large lemon size tamarind in 1/2 cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Extract the pulp and keep aside until use.Spread the cooked rice on a wide plate to cool down .
  4. Add 1 tsp of oil and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder to the rice when still warm and mix well to coat the rice. Take care not to break the rice while doing so.
  5. In a non stick wok , heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds crackle add the split and skinned black gram and split Bengal gram and stir fry until golden brown.
  6. Now add curry leaves, dry red chilies and roasted peanuts. Stir fry for a minute on low flame. Now add curry leaves, dry red chilies and roasted peanuts. Stir fry for a minute on low flame.
  7. Add the remaining 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and tamarind pulp at this stage and cook the mixture until it thickens and oil start floating above the sauce.
  8. Add 2 tbsp or more Puliyodharai spice powder or as per taste to the tamarind sauce. Stir fry for a while and put off the flame.
  9. Add this thick tamarind sauce to the cooled rice and mix it evenly using your finger tips. Taste the rice at this stage (if it is not to be offered as prasad) and adjust the salt as per requirement.
  10. Let the rice sit for at least 1-2 hours before serving , so that all the flavors get incorporated well with the rice. Serve the delicious tangy spicy Pulihora.

My Tip:

Instead of adding the whole tamarind sauce to the rice at once. Reserve some and mix the rest with the rice. Do a taste test and then add the reserved tamarind sauce if more tangy or spicy taste is desired.

Reviews for Puliyodharai / South Indian Tamarind Rice - Onam special / Festive Fun (2)

Lishya Jennifer2 years ago

Made it!! Yummy. Very authentic and simple too
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Madhuchanda Sharma2 years ago

very authentic recipe dear..thanks for sharing
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