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tamarind rice

Puliyodharai Recipe

Tamarind Rice

Servings 4


  • 2 TBSP Large tamarind
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 2 tbsp Raw Groundnuts
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 3 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery (powdered)
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • 2 cups raw rice
  • curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil 


  1. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup warm water for 30 minutes. Mash it nicely with your hands in the water. Drain the water in a separate cup by removing the pulp.

  2. Pressure cook rice with 4+1/2 cup water. Spread the cooked rice on a plate.

  3. Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.

  4. Add raw peanuts and chana dal and roast nicely.

  5. Now add asafoetida, red chillies, curry leaves and stir for a minute.

  6. Add tamarind water, jaggery and let it simmer till it gets thickened to form a paste.

  7. Add the cooked rice and salt to taste. Mix it well and tamarind rice is ready.