Puliyogare or tamarind rice is a South Indian rice preparation typically eaten as a snack, as part of most south Indian festival luncheons and dinners, and as prasadam in temples. Puliyogare is also known as huḷianna in some parts of Karnataka, puliyodharai in Tamil Nadu and puḷihora in Andhra Pradesh.
It is traditionally made using steamed or boiled rice mixed with tamarind paste, groundnuts or peanuts, coriander, coconut, red chili,curry leaves, jaggery, pepper, mustard seeds, fenugreek, turmeric, asafoetida and urad dal.
Source – wikipedia
Recipe inspired by Padhus Kitchen
In the process of making tamarind rice / Puliyogare there are two basic steps that helps regulating the flavors of the rice. The spice powder of Podi that gives spice to the rice and the tamarind paste aka Puliyodharai gives a sour taste to the rice. Both can be adjusted as per one’s choice.
Let us proceed to check out the recipe of authentic Puliyogare …