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Parthasarathy Perumal Koil Puliyodarai Recipe | Pepper Puliyodarai Recipe
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Parthasarathy Perumal Koil Puliyodarai Recipe | Pepper Puliyodarai Recipe

Puliyodarai is a popular Prasad served in many temples. Parthasarathy Perumal temple serve Milagu Puliyodarai which is so unique than any other tamarind rice varieties. This Perumal koil puliyodarai has only pepper powder for the spice instead of grinding dal and red chilies for spice. This makes this puliyodarai so unique and tasty with rich flavor of Pepper!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta & Noodles, Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 Lemon Size Tamarind
  • 2 tbsp Pepper Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

First Set of Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)

Second Set of Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Cashews


Soaking Tamarind

  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins. Extract thick juice and set the tamarind juice aside

Cooking Tamarind Mixture

  • Heat 2 tbsp of Sesame oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add cumin seeds and let it sputter
  • Next, add fenugreek seeds and asafoetida and fry for few seconds
  • Now, add the tamarind juice to the pan. Let the tamarind juice boil nicely and reduces and becomes thick
  • Finally add salt and swtich off the flame. Take this prepare tamarind mixture aside

Preparing Second Tempering

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add bengal gram, urad dal and fry till light golden brown
  • Then add the cashews and fry the cashews till they are light brown
  • To this tempering add the prepared tamarind juice (cooked tamarind mixture) and allow it to cook for couple of minutes. Also add turmeric powder and stir well. Swtich off the flame.
  • Now our Puliyodarai mixture is ready!

Mixing with Rice!

  • Spread the rice nicely in a mixing bowl. Add pepper powder and give a gentle mix without breaking the rice
  • Now add the prepared tamarind mixture and start mixing with rice gently

Garnishing Time!

  • Finally take handful of fresh curry leaves and tear and add it to the prepared Tamarind Rice and give a mix

Serving Time

  • Serve the delicious Parthasarathy Temple Puliyodarai with toasted Papad



Adjust the quantity of pepper powder as per your spice level


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g