Feb 26, 2012

Puliyogare / Puliyodarai / Tamarind Rice – My Style / How to make Pulikaichal

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..

Recipe in Tamil:

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


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

  2. Flavourful and nice...luv all variety rices

  3. My favorite rice,looks so yummy.

  4. Nice presentation, looks very yummy!

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

  6. One of my fav, nice presentation Aarthi,
    Thanks for visit my place

  7. Love it and smacking my lips here in anticipation.

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

  9. Flavourful n delicious puliyogare...

  10. this looks awesome n delicious......


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

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

  13. sinceramente.. me da respeto un plato con tanto pique

  14. Looks lovely. I love the flavor of tamarind.

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

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  16. Hey nice recipe..ur presentations are awesome and informative

  17. looks perfect Aarthi.nice presentation

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

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

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

  21. Loved the snap, looks beautiful on leaf !

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

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

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  24. i was waiting for this recipe to try

  25. i was waiting for this recipe to try

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

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

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

  29. Aarthi..I have tried many of your recipes..it comes well..Whenever I wanted to cook something different I refer up to ur recipes..Good job..keep going..


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