Thursday, February 6, 2014


This is always my favourite rice dishes that I end up making whenever I have some left over rice. So simple to make and delicious too. People carry this for journeys as it stays longer because of the tamarind and can be relished cold too. You really don't need any accompaniment with this as it is tasty on its own.

Left over rice ... 1 cup
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Tamarind extract .. 2-3 tbsps ( as per your liking)
Salt .. to taste
Sugar / jaggery .. little to balance the sourness.
Oil ... 2 tbsps

 For the masala:
Chana dal .. 1 tbsp
Urad dal ..... 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds .. 1 tsp
Dry red chillies .. 1-2 (as per your taste)
( Dry roast and grind the masala )

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Asafoetida .. a pinch
Groundnuts ... 1 tbsp
Curry leaves .. 1 sprig

Method :
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
2. When they crackle, add the tamarind extract and the ground masala powder.
3. Add the tamarind extract, salt, sugar or jaggery, turmeric powder and stir well.
4. Simmer for a minute or two until the masala is incorporated into the rice. Sprinkle a little water if you like a softer consistency.
5. Serve hot or cold with fried papads.

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  1. Puliyodharai looks yummy and mouthwatering :)

  2. everyone's fav.. looks too good. :)

  3. Tamarind rice makes my mouth water yummm is the word

  4. What a perfect way to serve left over rice.

  5. Delicious - thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway

  6. Love tangy rices and this puliyodharai goes directly to my favourite list, drooling here.

  7. We love tamarind rice here :). Easy recipe to follow!

  8. Love tamarind rice, i used to use the ready made masala...Will have to try yours...

    1. Must try dear.. home made is always the best and fresh too.


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