Puliogare Recipe

Puliogare literally means tamarind rice. Served as a prasad in the temples of South India, it is sweet, spicy and tangy all rolled into one.

Ingredients :

  • 250gms rice cooked and ready
  • Lemon sized ball of tamarind
  • 5 tsps jaggery
  • 2tbsps Coriander seeds/ dhania
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek/ methi
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
  • 1tsp sesame/ til
  • 2 tbsps gram dal/ chana dal
  • 8 dry red chillies
  • 4 tbsps groundnuts
  • A pinch of asafoetida /hing
  • A pinch of turmeric /haldi.

Method :
Roast all the ingredients except groundnuts and powder them. Place the tamarind in hot water and extract the pulp. Boil the jaggery and tamarind pulp. Add the powdered masala, and salt and boil for a couple of mnts. Mix it with the rice. Heat 4 tbsps oil. Add a tsp of mustard and after it splutters add the curry leaves and groundnuts. Do not over roast them. Add the rice and mix well. Heat till done.

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