Monday, September 13, 2010

Tamarind Rice/ Puliogare


Tamarind rice is a South Indian favorite. This tangy spicy rice needs no introduction.For me it is truly divine- a prasadam . I still remember relishing that small leaf bowls of tangy rice offered as prasadam in temples of Tamil nadu and Andhra. Puliogare is also a special offering during Ganesha Chathurthi. It is a festive rice and great for any occasions

This is not the authentic version. I think it is a simpler version which my mom usually makes. This one is perfect for lunch boxes or for picnics. It tastes even better the next day.

Ingredients
Basmathi Rice- 2 cups
Peanuts- 1/4 cup
Urad Dal- 1 tsp
Channa Dal- 2-3 tsp
Green chilly- 2
Ginger chopped- 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilly- 4
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind- lemon sized ball
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
Hing-a pinch
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds-1/3 tsp
Oil
Salt to taste


Sock tamarind, coriander seeds and red chillies for ten minutes and make a  fine paste.
Cook rice adding enough salt, drain and keep aside Allow it to cool.Heat a pan and roast sesame seeds and one tsp of channa dal and make it into a fine powder. Heat oil in a pan .Add mustard and allow to crackle. Add green chilly, channa dal, and red chilly and roast. Next add urad dal,turmeric,hing ,fenugreek powder, curry leaves and the roasted powder and jaggery. Finally add tamarind paste and simmer till oil separates. Mix this paste with the rice and garnish with roasted peanuts.

Sending this to Akeela's wonderful event


Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy...

42 comments:

  1. Ammme..Super pic, i love this..as you said great for picnics...

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  2. Such a tempting click, looks too good and its one of my fav too...

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  3. lovely picture looks fantastic
    thank you for sending

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  4. Tamarind Rice looks so wonderful. Very colorful.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Ahh this looks so perfect. Beautiful clicks.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  6. Ahh..this is my fav..looks so authentic n perfect!!

    US Masala

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  7. Tamarind Rice looks perfect and tempting :)

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  8. Lovely recipe..I never tried this kind of recipe yet...will try it....lovely presentation....

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  9. Tamarind rice looks wonderful and tasty.Will book mark and surely try.

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  10. My all time favorite.. :) made this today to send off ganesha after the festival :)

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  11. I never say no to puligare, my all time favourite..Beautiful click.

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  12. All time fav rice dish..looks so mouthwatering. Wish you happy ganesh chaturthi to you and your family..

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  13. looks delicious and very tempting click!

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  14. I love tamarind rice, so tangy and delicious.

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  15. Lovely puliyogare. Its my ever favourite meal. You make me remember my mom's puliyogare.

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  16. An all time fav in my family :-) Looks yummm

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  17. love puliogare but never had something looking so scrumptious like this one. perfect.

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  18. nannayittundu ithuvare kazhichittilla thanks for sharing

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  19. One of my aunts used to make tamarind rice. I loved it. Your recipe sounds really delicious!

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  20. Never heard of this recipe before. Looks tempting...

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  21. nothing can beat poliyogare,luks delicious...Perfect for the event.

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  22. Hi Suja, first of all thank u for posting a veg preparation for vegetarians like me.
    Puliogare is an all time favorite, looks really nice.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  23. Looks great.. I have never had this though..

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  24. Perfect and yummy puliogare!! Love puliogare..Picture superb aayittundee..

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  25. adipoli tamarind rice... nice presentation and picture!

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  26. lovely pic and a great presentation of this most handy rice

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  27. Wonderful presentation. Tamarind rice looks fabulous, delicious and yummy.

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  28. i like tamrid rice very much ur recipe is great iam punjabi iwiil try it soon

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  29. This is awesome and wonderful recipe. My alltime favourite.
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  30. Nice pictures and my favorite rice

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  31. wow Suja, this looks spicy...wanted this recipe for a long time.. thank you so much for sharing :)

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  32. puliogare looks so delicious ...its my hubbys favorite n mine too ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  33. Thanks all for the encouraging comments:)

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  34. When do you add the fenugreek powder?

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  35. Thanks Madhu for pointing it out..it is along with the hing and roasted powder.

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