Now for the recipe
Cooked rice – 1 cup
Tamarind – half of size of a lemon.
Red chillies – 8 – 10
Bengal Gram – 1 tbsp
Urud Dal – 1 tsp
Ground Nut – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1
Asafoetida – a pinch
Salt as per taste
Oil – 3 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Roasted and coarsely powdered Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp
Roasted and powdered groundnuts – 1 tsp
How to make Pulihora
Soak tamarind in water for 30 mins. Extract thick pulp from it.
Cook rice and spread it over a big bowl. Add oil to make sure the grains are separate.
Dry roast coriander seeds and powder it to a coarse powder. Likewise roast the peanuts and powder. Keep it aside.
Take a kadai, heat oil and add Bengal gram, Urud dal, Ground nuts, mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder.
Add the tamarind pulp to the above, salt, add required amount of water to boil. Once its boiled well, simmer and cook well for 10 mins on low.
Once the pulihora paste is done, mix it to the rice.
When you have adjusted the taste, sprinkle the powdered coriander powder and peanut powder. Combine everything well again.
Other variations of Pulihora recipes
Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice
Andhra Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice with Sesame Seeds
Pulihora or Puliyodarai ~ Iyar Style LBS#33
Puli Aval / Atukula Pulihora
Karivepaku Pulihora | Curry Leaves Tamarind Mixed Rice