Pulihora – Tamarind Rice

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Pulihora - Tamarind Rice

Pulihora or Andhra tamarind rice is often prepared during festivals and is offered as naivedyam to the gods. As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, this dish is cooked on almost all good occasions and festive days. Pulihora is also referred to as sour rice as Puli means sour taste .Cooked rice is seasoned with tamarind paste and other basic ingredients like curry leaves, peanuts, chilies and turmeric. When this dish is made with tamarind then it is called PULIHORA and is called CHITRANNAM if made with Lemon.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cooked rice
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
10 – 15 fresh curry leaves
salt to taste
large lemon sized tamarind (soak in a cup of hot water and extract pulp)
1 tsp Jaggery
1 tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tsp teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 medium dry red chilli
4-5 green chillis slit length wise
1 1/2 tsps finely chopped ginger
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 1/2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds powder
A fistful roasted peanuts
3 tbsps oil

Full recipe: Pulihora – Tamarind Rice

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  1. […] Pulihora or Andhra tamarind rice is often prepared during festivals and is offered as naivedyam to the gods. As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, this dish is cooked on almost all good occasions and festive days. Recipe By Alka […]

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