Puliyodharai Rice Recipe | South Indian Style

Tamarind rice is a traditional and popular recipe.It is so tasty, and spicy. Tamarind rice is one of the traditional variety rices .Its a traditional dish in Andhrapradesh. It can be kept outside of fridge for 2-3 days .It is used as travel food as it keeps good for long time . It is a good lunch box recipe. It can be packed in tiffin box for kids.

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Tamarind Rice is a common dish in South India .It is a special dish for the baby shower function . It can be kept outside of fridge for 2-3 days
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 4 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for puliyodharai

  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • Peanut skin removed roughly
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

To Temper

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 Red chili
  • few Curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp Oil

To Roast & Powder

  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 Red chili
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds


How to cook the recipe

  • Dissolve tamarind paste in 1/4 cup of warm water and keep it aside
  • Roast all the ingredients given under To Roast & powder till it becomes golden brown. Allow it to cool and grind it into powder.
  • Heat Oil and add the items under To Temper. Once it starts to splutter, add Peanut and sauté till it turns golden brown
  • Add the Tamarind extract, Turmeric powder, Salt and mix it well. Allow it to boil till it becomes thick.
  • Add cooked rice (make sure it is not hot) and mix it well.
  • Add the roasted powder and mix it again with a tbsp of oil.
  • Serve hot .

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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