Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice

A bowl of this lovely tangy dish is definitely comfort food. Food for the soul. Do try this Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice today! This recipe uses store-bought Puliyogare masala which makes the process quicker. This yum dish will be ready in minutes.

The delicious Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice is very popular in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

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Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice

Puli in Puliyogare translates to “sour taste” referring to the characterizing use of tamarind as one of the main ingredients.

This is my all time favorite quick lunch perfect for kids and adults alike. A great dish to tuck into lunch boxes for your kids at school.

I like my Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice loaded with peanuts, spice and some grated veggies. The end result is a wholesome meal. And it can cooked in a jiffy!

Given my liking for the dish, ideally, this should have been one of my first few posts on this blog! I have been preparing this for the longest time. But somehow never got around to blogging about it.

Nevertheless, in spite of being late in getting this post up, I did manage to get the post together finally.

This recipe makes use of store-bought Puliyogare masala. Okay okay I admit there is nothing like a home-made spice mix for that authentic taste. But trust me, this tastes really really good too!

My husband who is a huge puliyogare fan admits that this version is pretty close to the yummy puliyogare he has tasted before. Back in college he had friends whose mums would pack big tubs of ‘pulikachal’ which they would simply mix into plain rice and gobble up. He loved it.

The Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice is a dish familiar to most people. This is perfect for all those college students staying in hostels, homesick IT professionals, people who have traveled out of India on work or studies. Everyone should try this dish at least once.

And you don’t need to be afraid to try when there is Eastern Puliyogare Masala! I have tried the MTR Puliyogare Masala too. But personally I preferred the Eastern Masala better.

For those of you who like South Indian food, I definitely recommend adding the humble Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice to your repertoire.

That is how I was compelled to share this recipe with you today. Hope you’ll like it. Enjoy!

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Puliyogare – Spicy Tamarind Rice

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Puliyogare - Spicy Tamarind Rice
A bowl of this lovely tangy dish is definitely comfort food. Food for the soul. Do try this Puliyogare - Spicy Tamarind Rice today! For those of you who like South Indian food, I definitely recommend adding the humble Puliyogare - Spicy Tamarind Rice to your repertoire.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a deep wok. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  2. Once the mustard has spluttered, add chana and urad dals and fry till color changes slightly. Add the dried red chili and fry for a few seconds. Make sure not to burn any of these. Now add the roasted peanuts and mix well.
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  4. Now add the finely chopped onion and curry leaves and saute till onions soften. Add the grated carrots and saute till the carrot cooks a little.
  5. Switch off flame. Add the puliyogare masala and enough salt. [I have used Eastern Puliyogare Masala] Mix well.
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  7. Into this, add the cooked rice [make sure the cooked rice has cooled slightly to avoid lumps, and sticky rice] and combine well. Make the masala has coated the rice well.
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  9. Serve the delicious Puliyogare - Spicy Tamarind Rice with curds and pappads.
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Recipe Notes

You can add any veggie to this or even simply omit it if you don't like it.

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