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Tamarind Rice Recipe

Written by on February 22, 2022

Tamarind Rice

Tamarind rice is actually a north Indian version of Pulihora or Puliyodharayi, where the term ‘Puli’ means something sour.

Ingredients of Tamarind Rice

  • 2 cups rice (cooked ‘bite-like’)
  • 1/2 cup tamarind (made into pulp)
  • 3 Whole red chillies
  • 1/4 cup curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal (dhuli)
  • 1/4 tsp methi seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp gur
  • Oil

How to Make Tamarind Rice

1. Heat oil and roast peanuts along with both the dals.

Tamarind Rice
2. Saute till the dals splutter and are slightly coloured.
3. Now add curry leaves and whole red chillies.

Tamarind Rice
4. Mix them well.
5. Add salt, hing, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute them well.

Tamarind Rice
6. Add gur to the cooked mix and saute well. Now add the tamarind pulp to the mix and saute till it becomes a semi-thick gravy.

7. Add cooked rice to the mix.
8. Saute it well so the rice is completely mixed with the cooked gravy.

Tamarind Rice
9. Serve hot, garnished with tamarind.

Tamarind Rice

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