Oct 18, 2012

Andhra Puliyogare ( Pulihora/Puliyodharai) / Andhra Tamarind Rice

Andhra is known for spicy foods, so think about their style of making puliyogare and stuffs like that. When I got a glance of this recipe in one my friend's blog, I know I should definitely try it immediately. Believe it or not I made it the next day itself. The meal came together in less than 30 mins. I served it with papad and pickle.

Give it a try and let me know what you think..

Recipe Source: Divya's Recipes
Serves - 2 to 3


Rice - 1 cup
Split Channa Dal  / Kadala Paruppu - 4 tblspn
Tamarind Pulp -  4 tblspn or to taste ( Click for recipe)

For Seasoning:
Oil -  4 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Raw Whole Peanuts - 4 tblspn
Split Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 tblspn
Urad dal / Ulundu paruppu - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 5 to 6
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Turmeric powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Wash rice and dal together and take them in a pressure cooker. Pour 2 1/2 to 3 cups of water and pressure cook them for 3 whistle. Switch off the flame. Let the pressure go all by itself, open the pressure cooker and fluff it with a fork.

Now lets makes the tamarind paste. Take tamarind pulp and add half cup of water and bring it to a boil. Cook this till the pulp gets cooked and thick and raw smell gets away. If you are using whole tamarind fruit, first soak that in warm water for 15 mins, squeeze to get the pulp out, strain it and continue with the process.

Pour this tamarind pulp over the rice and mix well.

Now make the seasoning. Heat oil in a kadai. Add all the ingredients given the seasoning list in the given order and fry them on low heat for 2-3 mins till everything is toasted.

Pour this seasoning over the rice and mix well.

Serve hot with papad and pickle.

Wash Rice & Channa Dal Together 
Add it to pressure cooker along with water
and let them cook
Extract tamarind pulp from the fruit
Boil it so that it gets cooked
It should be thick and glossy
add that to the cooked rice 
and mix well
Now lets make seasoning
heat oil
add channa dal and mustard
add peanuts
cumin and urad dal
add in chillies and cook till they are toasted.
now add in salt and turmeric
mix well
pour that in the rice
and mix well


  1. Woww.. My fav pulihora.. looks absolutely perfect.. nice clicks too :)
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Such an irresistible and delicious puliyogare..

  3. Hi.
    Can you tell me the recipe of "Rice Laddu" please.

  4. Can I use the store bought tamarind paste? If yes, do I need to add water to it and cook it for sometime.

  5. @Anonymousyes you have to add water to it and cook for little time.


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