Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Puliyodhari/Puliyogere/ Tamarind Rice

Its been ages since I made the tamarind rice- in an authentic way and to be honest I haven’t done it this way and the main reason is I hate this dish. At last I decided to make it as my hubby loves this and I don’t want to find an excuse for not making just because I don’t like it. Every one says this dish is so tasty and I don’t know why my taste buds always rejects this rice.
Everyone knows this is a very popular temple prasadam allover south India and many people visits temple regularly just for this but visit for sweet pongal they give at temple and sometimes they would give both and I always trade my puliyogere for pongal with whoever I go. This rice is also very popular for picnic in India but not in the trip I am organizing or at least I make sure curd rice is also there or else no picnic:-)

Ingredients for pulikachal/gravy
Tamarind – A golf ball size
Gingelly oil - ¼ Cup
Channa dhal – 2 tbsp
Roasted Peanut – 3 tbsp
Red Chilies – 3
Mustard – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt to taste

For the Powder
Sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
Coriander seed – 2 tsp
Fenugreek seed – ¼ tsp
Red Chilies – 2

Add enough water to soak the tamarind and microwave for 2 mins and extract the juice and discard any lumps and do no add more water.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the asafetida and mustard seed and when they splutter add channa dhal and peanuts and add turmeric powder and when the channa dhal turns red add red chili and add the tamarind juice and add half of salt and remaining salt can be added while mixing with rice. Reduce the heat and cook until it becomes thick and oil floats on top. Cool and store in the refrigerator in a bottle and this will stay fresh for a month.
For the powder, just roast all the ingredients and grind to a coarse powder and store in a separate container.

For making tamarind rice
Cool the rice after cooking and rice should be separate.
Add little pulikachal with rice and mix it and sprinkle little of the powder and mix. Add salt to your taste and Enjoy with papad.


  1. of my favorites..looks so tasty..

  2. My most favourite rice after lemon rice is puliyodharai, i can have it anytime..

  3. Pic is so inviting,puliyodharai rice n papad is one of my favs.

  4. Delicious puliyodarai. click is very tempting.

  5. I love the puliyogare gojju a lot.... I remeber savoring it at my friends place as a child with rice, for lunch........ YUMMY!!!!!


  6. Hy Swarna,

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  7. Yummy recipe Swarna.. I just love Puliyodharai and as u said, I visit temple just for this yummy treat ;)

    I was off the blogging for a month due to my German course, and now I am back.. I'll catch up all your posts soon :)

  8. Vijay is lucky :D having all kind of yummy foods. Convey my regards to him !!

  9. wow.. looks delicious.. mouth watering.. do drop in at my site whenever.. following you

  10. ur blog is nice...first time here..


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