Monday, September 20, 2010

Tamarind rice-How to make Tamarind rice-Puliogare- Puliyodharai -Puliyodarai -Pulikkachal

Tamarind rice - How to make Tamarind rice - Puliogare - Puliyodharai
Also Pulikkachal - Tamarind Rice paste Recipe

Tamarind rice-Puliogare-PuliyodharaiTamarind rice (time is 2'o clock - time for lunch)

Tamarind rice is a popular recipe of South India.This is a traditional south Indian Tamil recipe. Let us learn how to make this delicious and tangy rice recipe.

Ingredients needed

Raw Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Tamarind - 70 grams
Sesame seed Oil - 50 ml

Spice powder or Podi

Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 5
White sesame seeds - 1 tsp

Dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seed and red chilies till it changes color.Dry roast sesame seeds separately and powder everything together .Keep aside.

For the seasoning

Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 4 tsp
Channa dal /Bengal gram - 4 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Roasted peanuts- 100 grams
Curry leaves - little


Cook rice and allow it to cool.

Soak tamarind in hot water (around 2 cups) and extract 2 cups of thick juice from it .Throw the pulp.

Heat oil and add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Add tamarind extract, salt and let it boil till it becomes thick.

Now the tamarind paste ( See Picture below) is ready. Let us see how to mix it with rice .

Tamarind paste-pulikachalTamarind paste

For mixing the rice

Cook rice in such a way that each grains are separate. Spread it in a plate. Add 2 -3 tsp of sesame seed oil , 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder to the rice. Let it cool.

Then add needed spice powder, tamarind paste and mix the rice gently. Adjust spice powder and tamarind paste according to your taste.

You can add less or more spice powder according to how hot you want the rice to be.

Similarly, you can add less or more tamarind paste according to how sour you want the rice to be. Adjust as per your preferences.

We enjoyed Tamarind rice or Puliyodarai with vadams.

Note -You can store the paste in the refrigerator and use it when required.


Meet you all again with an interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.


  1. Hey, awesome puliyodharai. Beautiful click as usual. Even we had the same with vadams but mine was from GS :):)

  2. tamarind rice is my fav, looks yummy

  3. Its one of my favs, next time will try your recipe too...

  4. Looks delicious.....loved the flavour...

  5. Tamarind rice looks delicious Padu.

  6. ahaa what a tempting tamarind rice ...looks awesome mom-in-law is expert on this ..yummy


  7. Wow! Mouthwatering rice. Looks so tangy and yummmmmmm :-)

  8. As open book..this reminds me of chennai..looks tempting padhu.

  9. This takes me to Coimbatore days...We used to get to go mostly everyday..Looks too good padhu

  10. Delicious Looking and great presentation as usual.

  11. Trust me,this is my favorite rice and have done it only with the readymade powder till now..your recipe is a reason for me to try it myself now..

  12. luv tamarind rice but i always make frm mtr tamarind pwd mix but now i know to make frm scratch..thnx dear for sharing this wonderful rice recipe !

  13. yummy...My all time favorite...It looks so tempting...

  14. Tamarind rice looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  15. puliyodarai is my fav one and i love ur version

  16. Hi Padhu,

    nalla puli sadham...


  17. looks superb and with great colour.....n m sure with has great taste

  18. My fav pulisadham, love that vadams..

  19. I can get the soury taste of this rice by reading your post. This looks great.

  20. Thx Padhu for ur lovely comments n now i got to know of ur wonderful space!Love d presentation of d puliogare..Remember my college days when mom used to pack it in our lunch boxes :) Sure to keep droppin in to ur blog..!!

  21. My fav...looks so wonderful!! lovely recipe!!

  22. This tamarind rice luks gr8...nice presentation.

  23. Delish and yummy. Its perfect and temping. New to your blog and have to go through more of your wonderful homely recipes. Glad to follow you padhu.
    Loving it:-)

  24. lovely tamarind rice... i love the flavor and color of it!

  25. Tamarind rice is one of "the" fav rice, which i can eat all by myself, specially when mum makes them for me....reminds me of her....they look lovely :)

  26. That looks absolutely gorgeous my friend what a delicious side :)
    sesame seeds
    fennel seeds

  27. Thanks a lot. Been trying to get the perfect puliyodarai as my mom's and finally this recipe helped me. It turned out so good that I make it very often now. Btw, I added a little channa dal to the podi too as my mother does. Thanks again.


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