Pulihora (Tamarind Rice)

Pulihora (Tamarind Rice)















On the occasion of Krishnashtami, I wanted to post our all time favorite prasadam recipe, yumm pulihora. This is an easy and simple recipe and also is ideal to pack for travel as you can keep it for long up to a day, it does not get spoiled.

Cooked rice 3 cups
Tamarind Juice 1 cup
Green Chillies 4
Red Chillies 2
Chana dal 2 tsp
Peanuts 2 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Hing generous pinch
Salt to taste
Turmeric 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsp


In a small kadai, add oil and fry peanuts and chana dal until they change color. Then add cumin & mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add curry leaves, green chillies and red chillies. Add hing, turmeric, salt and let them fry for a minute.

Now add the tamarind juice and cook until it changes into thick consistency. You can add jaggery if you like that twist of sweetness in the rice. Turn of the flame once you have your desired consistency.

In a big vessel add the tamarind masala on the cooked rice and mix everything together gently.

Enjoy pulihora with masala papad! It tastes yumm when its cold.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks yum šŸ™‚


  2. Shri Chepuri says:

    Thanks nams šŸ™‚


  3. Neetha says:

    This is my all time favorite festival food. Looks really delicious :))


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