Jul 12, 2013

How to make Pulihora-- Andhra style tamarind rice recipe

      We have a lot of Andhra people in our neighbourhood. So whenever I have visited their homes during some get togethers or religious functions, I have always had pulihora.
      Our Aiyengar style puliyodharai is a slightly different recipe, and takes a fairly long time to make the pulikachal. So I have always wondered how they make a huge quantity of pulihora in a short notice and so easily though puliyodharai is easy to make too and the pulikachal is always made quite in advance.
     Once a friend send me a box of this pulihora. She had made with broken rice and it tasted wonderful. I called her and asked for the recipe which she gladly gave me. I also reffered the recipe from Sailu's kitchen.
    I made this for dinner one day with normal raw rice. We loved it. Its a quick recipe and you can make it easily when you have guests.
how to make andhra style pulihora

 Recipe Courtesy- Sailu's kitchen

Rice-2 cups(cooked,grains should be seperate  and not mushy)
Sesame oil-1tbsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Udid dal-1tsp
Channa dal-1tbsp
Dried red chillies-3-4(I did not add)
Green chillies-2-3 slit
Curry leaves- 2 -3 sprigs
Peanuts-1/4 cup
Asafoetida a pinch
Turmeric powder-1tsp +1tsp
Tamarind-1 lemon sized lump(Soaked in warm water and pulp extracted about 1/2 cup)
Salt to taste
Jaggery-1 small piece or 1tsp
  Cook the rice. The grains should be well cooked, yet seperate. Spread it on a plate.
Heat oil in  pan.
Add mustard seeds,udid dal and channa dal. When it crackles, add red chillies,peanut and asafoetida and  turmeric powder.
Roast the peanuts for a minute.
Add few curry leaves and green chillies.
Add the tamarind pulp.

 Add salt and jaggery.
Allow this to boil for 10-15 minutes.
It should be thick flowing paste.
Remove from flame.
Add turmeric powder,curry leaves and little salt to the spread rice and mix well.
(According to my friend, she adds turmeric powder,salt and curry leaves to the rice before cooking )
Add the pulihora paste to the rice.
Mix well and gently.
Serve with some raita,plain curd or papads.
pulihora recipe

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