Thursday, March 11, 2010

Puliyodharai / Tamarind Rice.


  • Tamarind - small lemon size
  • Dry red chillies - 2 to 3
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Sesame oil (Til oil) for seasoning
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Fry and powder:

  • Dry Red chillies - 2 to 4
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Methi seeds - 1 tsp

For seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp


  • Cook the Rice and keep it separately. The grains should be separate and not sticky.
  • Roast the items for the pulikachal and powder them and keep aside.
  • Soak the little more than big sized lemon of tamarind in hot water.
  • Make a thick tamarind extract by mixing the tamarind nicely in water.
  • Now take a kadai pour 3 1/2 Tblsps of Sesame oil and put all the seasoning items and then pour the thick tamarind extract on top of the seasoning. Add salt, turmeric powder,hing and mix nicely.

  • When the mixture starts boiling, halfway through add the powdered items and mix nicely.

  • Now let the mixture boil and keep on stirring off and on.
  • Cook till the mixture becomes of very thick consistenc.

  • After the mixture is thick remove from fire.
  • When the mixture becomes a little cool, take a bowl add the cooked rice and start mixing with the pulikachal.
  • Mix nicely.


  1. nice one ,lazy as i am i always use the ready tamarind mix...keep adding ....priya anni

  2. Thanks anni... ur comments encourage me to post lot... keep posting ur comments..


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