Andhra Pulihora (Andhra Tamarind Rice) is a special and traditional dish. A close Telugu friend of mine, concoct this pulihora very tastily and I always request her to make this yummy dish whenever we meet for any pot-luck. I learn from her how to make this traditional wonderful dish. The Pulihora is very tasty and mild in spice hence even my 2year kid love to have this rice.

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 Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice
Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice

Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings4

Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice
Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice

Ingredients:
Tamarind1 lemon size
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
Peanuts2 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew
SaltTo Taste
Sesame Seeds2 teaspoon
Gingelly Oil1 tablespoon
Cooked Rice1.5 Cups


For Seasoning:
Gingelly Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
Split Urid Dal1 teaspoon
Channa Dal1 teaspoon
Green Chilli2
Red Chilli2
Curry Leavesfew
Chopped Ginger1 teaspoon

Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice
Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice

Method:
  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.

  2.  Spread the cooked rice in a bowl and add gingelly oil, turmeric powder and curry leaves and mix well and cover the cooked rice with a lid and keep it asideHeat a pan and add sesame seeds and dry roast it till it becomes red colour and starts to sputter. Cool the roasted sesame seeds and take it to the mixer. 

  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add cumin seeds saute it for 10 seconds. Then add channa dal, split urid dal and fry till the dal turns golden brown color. Then add slit green chillies, broken red chillies, curry leaves, chopped ginger and fry for 20 seconds

  4. Add tamarind extract along with turmeric powder, salt and allow it to boil for 5-10 minutes in medium flame till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off and the mixture gets thickened. Add the tamarind extract to the cooked rice and mix well with a wooden spatula gently

  5. Grind the roasted sesame seeds to a nice powder. Add this sesame seeds powder to the rice with tamarind extract and mix well

  6. Finally roast some peanuts in little oil and add the roasted peanuts to the tamarind rice and mix well gently

  7. Serve this yummy Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice with stir-fried vegetable and papad
  8. Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice
    Andhra Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice


Click the link below for other Puliyodarai Recipes


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  1. This is somethign i always loved to eat and wanted to learn. Thank you so much for posting. Will def try this

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