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Feb 15, 2016

Instant Tamarind Rice Mix Recipe - Puliyogare Paste Recipe

Tamarind Rice mix is a must have mixes in your fridge if you are a busy working mom. This comes in handy on those lazy days. It is not only easy to make but it is preservatives free and taste better than store bought ones.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes : 2 cups of paste


Gingelly Oil - 1 cup
Tamarind - 1 large apple size
Dry Red Chillies - 10
Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves 2 big handful
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste

For Roasting & Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 20
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1 tsp


Take tamarind and soak it in water for 15 mins. Squeeze and extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, dry roast chillies and fenugreek seeds on low heat. Now take this in a blender and powder them.

Now heat gingelly oil in a kadai. Add in peanut, chana dal and fry till golden.

Add in urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida and fry for few more mins.

Add in dry red chillies and fry for a min.

Add in tamarind water and cook that down till it thickens.

Now add in the spice powders and salt and mix well. Cook till it gets pretty dry and oil separates from it.

Now you can cool this down and store it in a air tight container in fridge.

When you need. Mix this in some cooked rice and toss well. Add salt to taste


Take all your ingredients

Soak tamarind in water

Squeeze and extract the juice..set aside

heat little oil in a pan

add in dry red chillies

fenugreek seeds

roast till golden

take it in a blender

powder it till coarse and set aside

heat oil in a pan, add in peanuts

add in chana dal

roast till golden

add in urad dal

fry for few mins

now it is cooked

add in chillies


add in curry leaves as well

mix well

add in tamarind juice

mix till it thickens

now it is thick

almost done

dry this completely

add in the powder


mix well

cook this till it is completely dry..now it is done..you can store this in a container in fridge

when serving mix some cooked rice in this and serve.


  1. very nice recipe everyone should have in the hand like idli batter thanks aarthi for the handy recipe

  2. What would be the measurements for one time paste ? Thanks

  3. @Anonymousit depends on how much rice you are adding. u can half this amount if you are cooking 1.5 cup of raw rice.


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