Pulihora Recipe Andhra Style is a traditional rice recipe from South India. Tamarind pulp cooked with different spices to a paste is mixed with cooked rice.
- 2 Cups Raw Rice Sona Masoori or equivalent, Click HERE to see how to cook rice perfectly
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1-2 Tablespoons Oil
- Salt to taste
- Pulihora Pulusu/tamarind Rice Paste Click HERE for the recipe
- 2-3 Tablespoons oil
- 5 dry red chillies
- 2 Tablespoons split Bengal gram Chana Dal
- 1 Tablespoon whole black gram without skin
- ½ cup Raw Peanuts
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
- ½ teaspoon asafoetida
- Handful of curry leaves
Cooking & Mixing Rice:
Cook such that each grain is separate, spread to cool.
Add turmeric powder, oil and salt when rice is still warm.
Once the rice cools down, mix gently without breaking the rice.
Now add 2 tablespoons of the prepared Pulihora Pulusu/amarind Rice Paste. Mix well so that every grain of rice is coated with the paste. Check salt. Add another spoon of paste if required.
Heat oil in a pan and add lentils and peanuts. Fry peanuts till you hear a crackling sound, otherwise they will be raw.
Now add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Once the mustard seeds splutter, add asafoetida and curry leaves and turn off the heat.
Transfer the seasoning to the rice and mix well.
Let the tamarind rice sit for couple of hours before serving.
- Amount of oil used in this Pulihora Recipe Andhra Style can be controlled. But, if you want to store for a day or two, use more oil.
- Please adjust red chillies and salt as per your taste.
- Tanginess can be adjusted with the amount of Pulihora Pulusu/amarind Rice Paste.
- Rice should not be sticky. Adjust the water as per your rice quality. Sometimes, rice may need little less/more water for cooking. To be on the safer side, add a few drops of lemon juice or oil to the rice while cooking. This avoids sticking of the rice.
- Be generous with curry leaves as this gives an incredible flavour to the dish.
- You can decrease/increase the quantity of lentils and nuts. If you wish, include some cashews too.