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Feb 26, 2012

Puliyogare / Puliyodarai / Tamarind Rice – My Style / How to make Pulikaichal (Step by Step) – Lunch Box Ideas / Leftover Ideas

Thinking of puliyogare reminds me about my friend eshu, I have mentioned about her in my lemon rice recipe post..She loves lemon rice, puliyogare a lot, she can eat it all day…So I dedicate this recipe to her…I know she will like this a lot..

Now talking about puliyogare..It is my favorite too..Amma makes it often for lunch and what she makes to accompany this is some lovely potato roast and papad..You can check here for the recipe of my favorite potato roast..

I have given step by step recipe for puliyogare kulambu which you can store it fridge for a couple of weeks..I think you can store more than that, but in our house it won’t last that long..If you have pulikaichal in your fridge then making puliyogare is a breeze..This can be put in lunch box for kids they will surely love it..

So hope you like it and let me know what you think..Hope  you like it and let me know what you think..I am sending this recipe to BM Day 4 under the theme Seven Days of Rice…


For Puliyogare Kulambu:
Tamarind – 1 lemon size / around 4 tblspn of thick tamarind paste
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu  – 1 tblspn
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu – 1 tblspn
Fenugreek Seeds –  ½ tsp + ½  tsp(for making spice powder)
Peanuts / Verkadalai– 4 tblspn
Oil – ½ cup / 100 ml (try to use Indian gingelly oil, Nala Ennai)
Dry Red Chilli – 8 + 3 ( for making spice powder)
Salt to taste

For Puliyogare:
Rice – 2 cups cooked (any rice)
Gingelly Oil- 1 tblspn


Dissolve tamarind in 1 cup of water and sqeeze of the pulp and set aside.

Heat ½ cup of oil. Add mustard, peanuts, channa dal, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and mix well. Fry this on a low heat for 2 mins.

Add dry red chilli and mix well. Fry for a min.

Pour in the tamarind water and mix well.

Add salt and bring it to a boil. Boil it for 10 mins and then Simmer it till oil separates..It will take around 10 mins. Switch off the flame and cool it down.

Now make the spice powder..Take 3 red chilli and ½ tsp fo fenugreek in a dry pan and roast it till you get nice aroma..Now cool it down and grind into a fine powder.

Now make puliyogare..take rice and drizzle it with gingelly oil..Add as much puliyogare gravy you like and a tsp or two of spice powder and mix well.

Serve hot or put in lunch box..


If you are storing this in fridge, add the prepared spice powder in the  gravy and mix well.. You can store this in a air tight bottle in fridge..

Adjust the spice level as per you taste..

Take all your ingrediants
Dissolve tamarind in water ans set aside
heat oil and add mustard seeds



Channa dal
urad dal
dry red chilli
and fry for few minutes
add tamarind water
and bring it to a boil
boil till oil separates
done done
now roast some dry red chilli and fenugreek seeds in a dry pan
till light golden
crush it and make into a powder
like this
Now take rice and drizzle some oil over it
add some pulikaichal to this
and mix well
now sprinkle some powder
and mix well
This what makes it


Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

it looks very nice :) this is how do it too.. my fav food!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavourful and nice...luv all variety rices

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite rice,looks so yummy.

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice presentation, looks very yummy!

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yum!!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome, I like the picture with the rice served on those leaves, mouthwatering..

Jaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav, nice presentation Aarthi,
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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it and smacking my lips here in anticipation.

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

The rice served in an Almond leaf (?) is very appealing..We make this in a different way.

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Our favorite food. Looks good.

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S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavourful n delicious puliyogare...

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious rice..

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious!!

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice presentation..

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks awesome n delicious......


Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome recipe aarthi.. rice looks super tempting..will try this!!
Kande Pohe

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

this is even my favorite one!....yummy!

Magda said... Best Blogger Tips

sinceramente.. me da respeto un plato con tanto pique

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks lovely. I love the flavor of tamarind.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious rice, i love it..nice clicks..

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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey nice recipe..ur presentations are awesome and informative

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

looks perfect Aarthi.nice presentation

Hema Nova said... Best Blogger Tips

My mouth is watering after seeing this puliyotharai. looks inviting.

deeps recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering dish..U have done it perfect,Aarthi..

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

an all time fav rice..too good

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n tangy rice....

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Tangy yummy tarmarind rice.

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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

What a tangy and yummy dish:-) One of my fav!!

Kanchan said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the snap, looks beautiful on leaf !

Kanan said... Best Blogger Tips

love the pic with leaf. nice looking and tasty recipe.

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

look soo yummy and tempting....Awesome....

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Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful one!

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...excellent recipe...puli sadham looks more tempting!!
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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

i was waiting for this recipe to try

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

i was waiting for this recipe to try

Rujuta said... Best Blogger Tips

I love tamarind rice...recipe bookmarked.. the rice looks tempting

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

I am literally drooling over the picture.Looks tempting...

Anitha Kirubakaran said... Best Blogger Tips

luks tempting arthi

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice....

pooja bhatt said... Best Blogger Tips

I know people make the "gojju" and keep ...I find this much easier