Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pulihora (Tamarind Rice)

Pulihora is an authentic andhra recipe made of rice, and is usually served in South Indian temples.


2 Cups Cooked rice
5 tbsp Tamarind pulp (Squeezed out of tamarind soaked in hot water)
4 Whole red chillies
6 Green Chillies slit
2 tsp Urad dal
3 tsp Channa dal
1 tsp Mustard seeds (rai)
2 pinch Hing
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
2 tbsp each cashew and peanuts
4 tbsp oil
2 tsp Rasam powder (optional)


Heat oil in a pan, add urad dal, channa dal,peanuts, whole red chillies and fry till golden brown.
Now add mustard seeds, hing and fry till mustard seeds crackle.
Add green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric and fry for a minute.
Keep this mixture aside, now in the same pan add the tamarind pulp and cook till it becomes thick, add salt to this and remove from heat.
Add the tamarind pulp, rasam powder along with the fried tadka to rice and mix well.
Adding rasam powder enhances the taste of pulohora.Try adding it :-) i'm sure you will like it.
Finally add the cashews.

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