Diwali Oct - 29

Monday, May 26, 2014


Puliyodarai is our family's favorite and i have posted 2 varieties of puliyodarai here already. Check out Pulikaichal and Iyengar kovil style puliyodarai.  I always wanted to try this andhra pulihora , as one of my friend makes it so awesome. Recently we are invited to her place for lunch and while she was discussing me about the food, i told her i want a simple andhra meals . Since she is a very good friend of mine, i took the privilege of telling her to keep the pulihora compulsory in the menu. I have noted down the recipe from her long back and it was in my hand written book too.
    Yesterday, i finished my cooking so fast and i thought i will make little puliyodarai too. It just too 10 minutes for me to make this instant andhra pulihora. If you have cooked rice in hand , this will be ready in a jiffy. Perfect one to take this for lunch box too.

Andhra Puliyodarai

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins |   Yields :1 Cup

    Cooked rice   1 Cup
    Tamarind Paste*  1 and 1/2 Tblsp
    Sesame oil    1 tblsp
    Green chilli    1-2
    Red Chilli    1-2
    Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
    Urad dal   1/4 tsp
    Channa dal   1/4 tsp
    Peanuts   1 tblsp
    Cashew nuts  few (optional) 
    Salt       As needed
    Grated Ginger  2 tsp
    Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
    Asafoetida   2 pinches
    Curry leaves  Few
* I used tamarind paste but you can soak little tamarind in hot water and take 1 and 1/2 tblsp of thick extract.

  • In a pan add oil and add the mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, ginger, broken red chilli and slit green chilli.
  • When the mustard crackles add the tamarind paste | extract. Add salt and turmeric powder.
Temper-ginger Pulihore

  • Let this get cooked and the raw smell of the tamarind goes off. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Keep the flame low while cooking else it will get burnt.
  • I always like the dals and peanuts to be crunchy and so i add just before serving. If  it is ok with you you can add while tempering the mustard seeds.
  • Add the cooked rice to this. Mix well.
  • In a small pan add little oil and add the channa dal, urad dal and peanuts . I added 1 red chilli too.
  • Roast them on a medium flame. Be careful not to get it burnt.
add-rice peanuts-dal
  • Add the roasted dal and nuts to the rice. Mix well gently and evenly.
puliodarai Andhra- puliyodarai

  • Andhra puliyodarai is ready to serve. Serve with Vadam
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  1. Mouth watering recipe....interesting!

  2. Looks absolutely perfect.. yummy :D

  3. looks very easy . perfect for combo

  4. delicious and tangy one pot meal...

  5. My all time favorite. You are done it beautifully.

  6. delicious and tasty rice....

  7. Makes us hungry, tempting one

  8. Love puliyodharai...looks yum

  9. Who can resist to this tangy rice, my mouth is watering here.

  10. I can have pulihora even daily, love it so much...Looks super!


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