Andhra Pulihora

23 Oct

Ava Pettina Chintapandu Pulihora / Tamarind Rice


Cooked White Rice 5 cups
Green chillies 3-5
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Tamarind 1 1/2 inch sized ball
Turmeric powder a big pinch
Mustard seeds 2 tsps
Whole dried red chillies 3-4
Salt to taste


Peanuts 1/2 cup
Chana dal 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 5
Curry leaves 8
Hing a big pinch
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes and extract the pulp.
Grind mustard seeds and red chillies into paste using little water.
Wash, remove stems and slice green chillies into halves.
Peel and chop ginger finely

Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and when they start to turn brown add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
Then add sliced green chillies, ginger, tamarind pulp, salt and turmeric powder.
Leave the tamarind mixture to bubble for 10-15 minutes until the oil separates and then remove from heat.

In a wide pan, add cooked rice and above cooked tamarind mixture.
Combine everything together and then add ground mustard red chilli paste and tbsp of sesame oil.
Mix thoroughly and serve with a cup of plain yogurt.

Notes: Tastes great even the next day.

19 Responses to “Andhra Pulihora”

  1. Asha October 23, 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    YUM!! I love Puliyodharai. I made it last Sunday.
    Looks great Anusha. Ginger is new there, I have never added that. Got to try your way once. Thanks for posting!:)

  2. Lakshmi October 23, 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    I love puliyogare. I do not add ginger in my version. Got to try your way once. Learned a new version, thanks for posting.

  3. padma October 23, 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    yummy Pulihora

  4. padma October 24, 2007 at 2:56 am #

    you have no manners

  5. padma October 24, 2007 at 3:00 am #

    you must add Tamarind powder 3 1/2 tsps

  6. Rajani October 24, 2007 at 6:33 am #

    Anusha, My Mom and Grandma did the same way that’s why how I prepare my Pulihora.. But only thing I don’t do is… “Grind mustard seeds and red chilies into paste using little water” I will try next time.

    Thanks for the posting.

    Padma, what do you mean by no manners!!!!!!!

    Padma, you do not have to add Tamarind powder when you adding a natural tamarind pulp.

  7. sneha November 24, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

    Hi, Thank you Nice recepie. Hello padma don’t write this type of meaning less comments and don’t discourage other people.

  8. subha October 30, 2008 at 4:50 am #

    its really mouth wateryyyyyyyyy………..i alwys look out for spicy dishes…….its very delicious

  9. ragu October 30, 2008 at 4:52 am #

    heyyyyyyyyyyyyy i myself prepared this and tasted it…….. its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. swetha November 11, 2008 at 2:08 pm #

    hmm that was a wounderfull receipe while eating it i am writing the post really awesome but i did not add ginger…any how it came well thanks for the receipe

  11. A S VASAN December 25, 2008 at 6:24 am #


  12. sowmya July 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    i tried Andhra came up with good taste..thanx for providing these kind of recipes..i also received copmlements from my parents,really happy..

  13. lubna July 26, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    before try it i wanna know, sesame oil contains very strong flavour ,is 1 tbsp not more then enough?

    • anusharaji July 26, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

      @lubna use light sesame oil which doesn’t overpower.

  14. jayavardhan February 21, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Your pulihora is super bumper.I can’t forget this taste.It is first time to taste such a pulihora. I want seyma also bye

  15. jayavardhan February 21, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    from visakhapatnam,chintapalli I could not find preparation of seyma. please try to add remain all items

  16. Shalu March 4, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    what is hing?


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