Pulihora Recipe - Andhra Pradesh (Spicy & Tangy Tamarind Rice)

Pulihora Recipe - Andhra Pradesh 
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
South Indian style Pulihora recipe made using tempered yellow rice and tamarind juice added as the main ingredient into the recipe mainly called as chintapandu pulihora down south.
Course: Rice
Cuisine: South Indian/Andhra
Servings: 2
Calories: 340 kcal
Author: yummy Indian kitchen

·    1 tbsp oil
·    1 tbsp peanuts/groundnuts
·    1 tbsp chana dal/Bengal gramYOUTUBE
·    1 tbsp urad dal/split black gram
·    2-3 vertically slit green chillies
·    1 tsp mustard seeds
·    3-4 dried red chillies
·    6-7 curry leaves
·    3/4 tsp turmeric powder
·    salt - to taste
·    1 cup cooked rice
·    1 small lemon sized soaked tamarind juice/pulp extracted
Cook the rice:
1.    Firstly, cook 1 cup of white rice and place it aside for further use.
For the tempering:
1.    Firstly, add oil in a wok and heat it.
2.    Add peanuts/groundnuts into it.
3.    Add chana dal/Bengal gram
4.    Add urad dal/split black gram into it.
5.    Add slit green chillies.
6.    Add mustard seeds and saute for a few seconds.
7.    Add dried red chillies and saute for a few minutes.
8.    Add curry leaves and let them crackle.
9.    Add tamarind extracted juice/pulp, cook for few seconds.
10.  Add turmeric powder and salt.
11.  Mix and cook for few minutes.
12.  Add cooked rice and mix it up well with all the tempering.
13.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot...

Recipe Notes
How to extract the tamarind juice:
1. Soak tamarind for half an hour or boil it to extract the juice out of it quickly...
2.After soaking or boiling squeeze all the pulp out of tamarind and strain the tamarind to get the juice out.
3. Discard the tamarind pieces.
4. Add the extracted pulp into the tempering.



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