Puliogare / Tamarind rice

Puliogare-TamarindRice200x200How to prepare Puliogare / Tamarind rice?

Tamarind rice is a special dish which is made out of the following ingredients and which is cooked normally during festivals and other occasions.




  • Rice cooked – 2 cup
  • Oil 1 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder pinch
  • Tamarind pulp (around small lemon size ball)
  • Jaggery / gudh -grated
  • Sambar powder- 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Asafoetida -pinch
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Fresh chiilies -1
  • Dry chillies -1

Sambar powder ingredients

  • Urad dal – 4 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Corriander seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies – two


For making Sambar powder:

  • On medium heat roast all the ingredients for sambar powder together untill golden brown and keep aside. Once its cool then make a powder in a grinder and keep aside

For making puliogare rice:

  • Cook the rice seperately and keep aside
  • In a thick bottomed pan add oil on medium high heat , once the oil is hot enough add  mustard seeds, cumin seeds urad dal and asafoetida untill splatters
  • To the above mixture add peanuts and cashew nuts and fry till golden brown
  • To the above add the curry leaves and chillies both the dry and fresh chillies
  • Once fried add the tamarind pulp to the pan and add some water to it
  • Let the above mixture boil for few minutes and then add salt ,pepper and sambar powder and let it boil
  • The mixture will start to thicken now add the jaggery and once it melts completely in to the mixture remove the pan from heat
  • To the above mixture and the cooked rice and mix it well
    The puliogare is ready to be served to the Lord and then ready to eat

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