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Andhra pulihora recipe | andhra puliyodarai recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

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.


  • 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 the roasted dal and nuts to the rice. Mix well gently and evenly.

Andhra- puliyodarai

  • Andhra puliyodarai is ready to serve. Serve with Vadam


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Chitra Ganapathy May 26, 2014 - 9:18 am

Enakku oru parcel please 😉

Chitra Ganapathy May 26, 2014 - 9:19 am

Enakku oru parcel please 😉

Rani Vijoo May 26, 2014 - 10:01 am

Mouth watering recipe….interesting!

Hari Chandana P May 26, 2014 - 10:49 am

Looks absolutely perfect.. yummy 😀

Veena Theagarajan May 26, 2014 - 10:49 am

looks so tempting..

AparnaRajeshkumar May 26, 2014 - 11:00 am

looks very easy . perfect for combo

Rafeeda AR May 26, 2014 - 12:11 pm

delicious and tangy one pot meal…

Madhavi K May 26, 2014 - 1:52 pm

My all time favorite. You are done it beautifully.

Anu s kitchendelights May 27, 2014 - 5:49 am

Looks tasty…tempting one

Kurinji May 27, 2014 - 6:56 am

delicious and tasty rice….

sankar saranya May 27, 2014 - 8:00 am

Makes us hungry, tempting one

Kaveri Venkatesh May 28, 2014 - 8:51 am

Love puliyodharai…looks yum

Priya Suresh May 29, 2014 - 2:22 pm

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

SHARMILEE J June 7, 2014 - 3:14 am

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

jaya sree August 2, 2015 - 7:44 am



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