Saturday, January 23, 2010

Iyengar Puliyodharai /Tangy Tamarind Rice.

Tamarind - Little more than a big lemon size
Dry red chillies - 10-12
Rice - 1 cup
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as required
Roasted ground nuts - 1 Tblsp
Sesame oil (Til oil) for seasoning
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
For Pulikachal:
Fry and powder:
Dry Red chillies - 8-10
Coriander seeds - 2 tsps
Urad dal 1 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 3 tsps
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
(Fry these items in half a teaspoon oil and powder)
Urad dal
Dry roast and powder separately:
Sesame seeds - 1 Tblsp

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Roasted ground nuts.
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 in a little oil 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 consistency.

Add the roasted groundnuts and sesame seeds powder and mix nicely.

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 and the Iyengar puliyodharai is ready to be eaten.

You can fry Applams or vadams and have it along with the puliyodharai.

This is a tangy tamarind rice which is very popular in our Tamil nadu and also native place.
We usually make this during Kannu with all the other mixed rice items as one of the items.
This is also served as a prasadam in our Temples.

When we visit our temple in our native place we get this as a prasad and it is quite filling since they give you so much that You become full and don't eat any thing else.

This is a very tasty tangy and sour rice which you can try and will find it very tasty and would love to have it more often.


  1. Looks tasty n nice click too..

  2. Looks delicious and yummy...

  3. ahaa!! lovely and famous recipe of ours.

  4. Thats my fav and it looks really tempting and delicious...

  5. Nice recipe..mouthwatering pic...

  6. Hi Indu I would like to share an award with you, please collect it from my blog...rice looks yummy and tempting..

  7. Hey, this is what I was searching for..very nice..thanks for all your dishes..will be trying out few dishes..thanks for your comment on my blog..keep visiting.

  8. Looks so good....I'll definitely try your recipe..thanks for sharing :)

  9. i get a ready made paste for this...thanks for sharing..will make it next time!

  10. lovely..i love tamarind!
    Thanks for dropping at my blog..



  11. Any time my favourite. Loved the colour of the pulikaichchal and am drooling.

  12. My all time favourite...just love it..

  13. My favorite type of rice, never knew about this type until I got married into a kannadiga family and also had some telugu relatives.My SIL makes excellent puliyodharai.

  14. Lovely puliyodarai so much:)

  15. A must have for monday morning blues! My favourite Dish. Thanks for dropping by.

  16. wow i love this tamrind rice...liked ur recipe, its superb.All the spices and ingredients form a nice combo...the pic luks very tempting...atlast finally i got to follow ur blog thru manual following as automatic following was creating prbm.Vl visit often here now

  17. Yummy kids love this.

  18. This will be really tangy and tasty..thanks Indu for this authentic dish :-)

  19. We love Puliyogare..yummy yumm..

  20. I love this..Looks so tempting..Yummy yumm!!!!

  21. Slurp... Thats one simply yummy rice I would like to have anytime of the day!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe.. I am gonna try it soon :)

  22. this is my all time favourite; i can even eat this everyday :):) looks delicious!!!

  23. Ur Puliyodhara looks awesome.`This is my hubby's fav. I learnt it from my MIL and since then prepare it at home. Now we all love this tangy and delicious Puliyodharai. Thanks for visiting my other blog as well and for ur kind words.

  24. I have been looking for a traditional tamarind rice recipe for a seriously long, long time! This looks so, so, so good! Delicious! Thanks for visiting :D

  25. puliyodhara is one of my fav..looks tangy and appetizing!!