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Puliyodarai recipe ( iyengar temple style)| south indian rice recipes

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PULIYODARAI RECIPE
After Lord balaji, only pulliyodarai comes in mind whenever i think about Perumal  Kovil. The Puliyodarai served in Perumal Kovil in the dhonnais , will taste divine and nothing can beat the taste.
Though i have posted the recipe of Pulikaichal which my mom makes, i have been wanting to post this Iyengar style puliyodarai for a long time. This recipe i learnt from my friend who is an iyengar and i always feast on the puliyodarai which she makes.  So here is the recipe for authentic iyengar style temple puliyodarai.
Recipe updated with Video

INGREDIENTS: (GIVES 1/4 CUP PULIKAICHAL PASTE APPROX.)
TO ROAST AND GRIND:

CHANNA DAL 1 TBLSP
URAD DAL 1 TBLSP
DHANIYA (CORIANDER SEEDS) 1 AND 1/2 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 6-7
SESAME SEEDS(i used white black also ok) 1 TSP
BLACK PEPPER 1 TSP

TO TEMPER:

SESAME OIL 4-5 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
PEANUTS 1 TBLSP
CHANNA DAL 1 TBLSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

THICK TAMARIND EXTRACT 1 AND 1/2 CUP( I USED TAMARIND PASTE 2 TSP)
SALT AS NEEDED
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
JAGGERY 1/4 TSP

Puliodarai 2
METHOD:

  • Dry roast the ingredients given the table “To roast and grind”.
  • While doing add the sesame seeds in the last as it will get burnt fast.
  • When it is cool, powder it finely in a mixer.
Puliyodarai step 1 Puliyodarai step 2
  • In a pan add sesame oil and temper the items given under the “to temper” table. When the dals turn golden brown add the tamarind extract. I used the tamarind paste(store bought) and added the water. If using tamarind, soak it in hot water and extract the juice.
  • When it starts boiling add the ground powder , turmeric powder, salt ,jaggery and asafoetida.
Puliyodarai step 3 Puliyodarai step 4
  • Simmer the flame and let this boil for few minutes till the raw smell goes off and this mixture reaches the right consistency.
  • Cook half cup of sona masoori rice(raw rice) and allow it to cool. Let the grains be separate.
  • Mix 2 tblsp of this pulikaichal to this rice and add a tsp of sesame oil. Nicely mix with clean hands. Check for taste, if you need little more spicy add extra paste or if you find it very spicy or making for kids add some more rice.
Puliyodarai step 5 Puliyodarai step 6
  • You can pack this for kids lunch box along with any chips or papad.

Puliyodarai 2
Note:

  1. The pulkaichal mix can be stored in the refrigerator for a week to 10 days.
  2. But always use a dry spoon to take it. Never use wet hands.

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59 comments

prathibha Garre February 1, 2013 - 3:45 am

Temple puliyogre is something which can not be matched,it tastes really delicious..looks yumm and craving for it now jey

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Nivedhanams Sowmya February 1, 2013 - 3:48 am

Looks so perfect like the temple puliyogare!!! delicious!! am bookmarking it!!!
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Rumana Ambrin February 1, 2013 - 4:09 am

After seeing Ur recipe. My mouth is watering..

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LG February 1, 2013 - 4:28 am

I am hungry now 🙂 Can you please parcel that? Yuumy …

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Priti S February 1, 2013 - 4:41 am

Looks just so yum ….love temple puliyodrai ….

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Chitra February 1, 2013 - 4:49 am

Bookmarked. wanted to try this for long time ..thnx for sharing 🙂

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Sangeetha Nambi February 1, 2013 - 4:51 am

OMG ! Literally mouth watering here…
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sowmya(creative saga) February 1, 2013 - 4:53 am

My favourite..love it with appalam and curd..

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Hamaree Rasoi February 1, 2013 - 4:58 am

The picture looks so good…love the closeup

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Nisha February 1, 2013 - 5:05 am

loved the small measurements you have used , perfect for anyone to try. I'm going to try this soon

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Veena Theagarajan February 1, 2013 - 5:06 am

yummy! My kids comes to temple only for temple puliyodarai
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ShravsCookBookBlog February 1, 2013 - 5:19 am

puliyodarai….mmmm…i'm loving it :)…

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Mahi February 1, 2013 - 6:21 am

I had puliyodarai prasadham in thiruppathi last year! Feeling nostalgic!
Thanks for the recipe jeyshri!

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Ramya Krishnamurthy February 1, 2013 - 6:47 am

so authentic one:)my all time fav from childhood days:)

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Shama Nagarajan February 1, 2013 - 7:11 am

wow…i wish to come down to ur house for lunch

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Darjeeling February 1, 2013 - 7:17 am

Ooo, that sounds delicious! I've never had it, but I really would like to try this dish…

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Helen Prabha February 1, 2013 - 9:17 am

Looks so delicious…. Will be wonderful with papas.

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Vimitha Anand February 1, 2013 - 9:33 am

Tangy and comforting rice

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj February 1, 2013 - 9:54 am

looks so traditional n yumm… my most favorite…
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Hema February 1, 2013 - 11:33 am

Very authentic and traditional dish, Perumal Koil puliyodaraikku thani manam than..

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dassana February 1, 2013 - 1:05 pm

i love puliyodaria. my tamilian friend colleague use to get in her tiffin box and it used to be awesome. remembering her seeing your post.

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Uma Ramanujam February 1, 2013 - 2:16 pm

I love it. As you said, there were days, I visit temples at my native just to grab this. Triple like!!!

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Julie February 1, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Tempting one,love the way u presented:)
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Arthy Suman February 1, 2013 - 3:23 pm

My mom's and my all time favourite….very inviting…

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divya February 1, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Simply droolworthy and yummy . Wonderful recipe.

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Priya February 1, 2013 - 7:08 pm

My mom do very rarely this puliyodarai,have to give a try soon.

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Sona S February 2, 2013 - 2:48 am

looks very tempting and delicious.. nice clicks..

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RAKS KITCHEN February 2, 2013 - 3:45 am

Super like the pictures, everything perfect for the recipe. Wonderful presentation and great recipe. You still have it? 😉

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Gayathri Ramanan February 2, 2013 - 4:23 am

traditional rice dish…looks very tempting…
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radha February 2, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Iyengars make the best pulihora. Have been trying to master it for years. Maybe this finally has the solution. Will try soon

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WeR SAHM February 3, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Delicious pulihora with its best n beautiful click

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tinku shaji February 4, 2013 - 3:49 am

OMG this is my most wanted recipe.. bookmarked.. thanks
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Revathi February 4, 2013 - 7:22 am

You have a nice blog.First time here and i like all ur recipes. When u r free please drop into my blog.

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Unknown August 20, 2013 - 9:47 am

Hi,
It looks great!!… but did you roast pepper also along with the roasted items coz i couldnt find it in the list but could see some in the picture.

regards
priya

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jeyashri suresh August 20, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Thanks for mentioning. I added 1 tsp of pepper but forgot to mention in the post. Will update now.

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reminiscence September 5, 2013 - 4:22 am

I love Puliyogare rice & though I haven't tasted the temple variety I remember it from my high school & college days & I'm glad to get such a detailed recipe. all the recipes are really good. they are easy to understand follow. Thx. Jeyashri!

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Vishwanath Bhagat Sharma September 22, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Thanks a lot for sharing! Did not know it was so easy. I used to depend on ready made mixes from the market. Now I can personalize to my needs. Thanks again.

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Saravanan L September 30, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Yummy recipe and thanks for sharing it.
Do we have to use black sesame seeds or
white sesame seeds for dry roasting?Please let us know,thanks.

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jeyashri suresh October 2, 2013 - 7:05 am

I used white sesame seeds, but u can use either black or white. Updated in the post

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Unknown February 5, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Amazing recipe

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sapna v kumar October 12, 2013 - 6:44 am

Tried it!! Amazing recipe.. thank u so much 🙂

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sapna v kumar October 12, 2013 - 6:45 am

Tried it!! amazing recipe. Thank you so much 🙂

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USHA RAVIKUMAR December 9, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Iyengars do not use coriander seeds. This must be a variation. An authentic Iyengar puliyodharai is made with just tamarind, red chillies and salt, the seasoning being mustard seeds, channa dal, peanuts and curry leaves.
Your version is tasty too, but sorry, not authentic!

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jeyashri suresh December 9, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Thanks for the message Usha. Actually this recipe i got from my friend's mom who is a typical iyengar and this recipe her mom passed on to her.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

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Vidya Arvind February 18, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Hi Jeyashri….Visited your blog for the first time today while surfing the net for recipes….Am bookmarking the puliyodarai recipe and I have no doubt that I will be revisiting your blog for festival food recipes…Something I keep forgetting as I make festival food rarely….:-) Good luck to you and your blog…Keep the recipes and photos coming…

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Vidya Arvind February 18, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Hi Jeyashri…Visiting your blog for the first time today while surfing the net for some recipe. Am bookmarking this puliyodarai recipe. Hope to revisit your blog for festival food recipes…Keep forgetting them as I make such dishes rarely. :-)….Good luck to you and your blog…Keep the recipes and photos coming….

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harini March 6, 2014 - 7:54 am

Hi nice puliyodarai.i love it whether it is temple or iyengar whatever it may be.i have a doubt can i take tamarind to a normal orange size or more than that.

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jeyashri suresh March 10, 2014 - 1:53 am

You can use normal orange sized tamarind.

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Suganya Hariharan January 13, 2015 - 3:45 pm

looks great 🙂

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Sri vani M October 23, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Tried this recipe and it came out sooooo good. Just loved the taste. Thanks Jeyashri.

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Monica Malshe December 16, 2015 - 7:19 am

Hi Jeyashri, Tried making the puliyodarai, It came out so well, my family loved it.Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe.

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Unknown May 13, 2016 - 6:05 am

Its really mouth watering.. Thanks for the recipe and it made me a star…

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Tamizhmuhil Prakasam June 28, 2016 - 7:44 pm

Tried this recipe today. Came out so well. So yummy. Thank you so much.

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Alboni - Boni's Healthy Twists July 31, 2016 - 1:32 pm

wow awesome !!! nice recipe , will try it for sure.

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Unknown April 21, 2017 - 2:39 am

Hi Jeyashri madam,I tried above cooking steps for tamarind rice and came out very well… Now my friend is requested me to cook for huge quantity (350 people's) for home function. Is it possible to give ingredients for 350 people's? Thank you so much.

Thank you
Karthik

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Krsnamitra Nitai Dasa April 21, 2017 - 3:58 am

Hi Jeyashri Madam, Thank you for the iyengar style tamarind rice. I tried and came out very well and shared with my friends.They liked it very much.now my friend is requested me to make tamarind rice for 350 people's for his home function.do you have any idea on ingredients for huge quantity? Thank you.Regards, Karthick

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jeyashri suresh April 24, 2017 - 1:51 am

Thank you so much. Sorry i have never ventured into this much bulk cooking.

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Chithra M August 24, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Hi Jeyashri thanks for the simple and wonder recipe. Guess we should use only first extract of tamarind juice. We can use the rest of the tamarind next day for some other dish. Am i right.

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Tam October 13, 2019 - 10:54 pm

Very good recipe. I am learning to make. Is fenugreek left out or am l missing. Other recipes add fenugreek seeds.

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