Andhra Puliyodharai

Andhra Puliyodharai is another spicy variety of puliyodharai. The taste of Andhra Puliyodharai is different from Tamilian's style. Spicy lovers will surely like this way of preparation. I got this recipe in one of the TV show and tried the same with little variation. It came out well. Hope you will also like the same.

There are many variations in making the Pulikachal / Puliyodharai Rice. Some of the popular puliyodharai/pulihora rice recipes are given in the link below.

Andhra Puliyodharai

Preparation Time : 20 mins; Cooking Time : 15 mins ; Servings : 5


Rice2 Cups
Green Chillies3
Red Chillies3
Turmeric1 teaspoon
Tamarind1 lemon size
Curry leavesfew
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Gingelly Oil1/2 Cup

For Seasoning:

Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Urdhal1 teaspoon
Channa Dal1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves1 teaspoon
Turmeric1 /2 teaspoon
Hing1 teaspoon

  • Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.
  • Grind 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds in a mixer and keep it aside
  • Pressure cook the raw rice and take the cooked rice in a bowl and make a hole in the center of the bowl
  • Slit the green chillies vertically and keep it aside
  • Add turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies, 2 tablespoon gingelly oil in the middle of the rice bowl and cover it with rice. We are covering the spices with the rice to preserve the aroma.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, pour the gingelly oil and when the oil is hot add mustard seeds, when the mustard seeds starts to sputter add urdhal, channa dal, broken red chillies and hing and fry till the dals turn golden brown color.
  • Add tamarind juice and salt and let the mixture boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off completely
  • When the tamarind mixture starts to thicken, remove from flame and add it to the cooked rice and mix well
  • Add little water to the powdered mustard seeds and mix well and add that to the cooked rice and mix the rice well
  • The mouth-watering spicy Andra Puliyodharai is ready to serve

Click the link below for other Puliyodarai Recipes

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That looks delicious...


Your blog is very diffrnt from others blogs and this 'Puliyodharai' eating at morning timings.My Mother cooked this 'Puliyodharai'.

Best Regards:
Andhra Recipes

Hello - Sorry to tell you that mustered seeds powder screwed up the whole rice....very horrible smell due to the mustered seeds.....



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