Pulihora Paste

With this mix you can make tamarind rice instantly

Recipe by lakshmi srinivas of Vizianagaram, IN

Basic mix to make pulihora or tamarind rice which stays good for 2 or 3 months in fridge.

Ingredients vegetarian 10 servings

    • ½ cup Tamarind
    • ½ cup Hot water
    • 10 pieces Ginger
    • 5 Slit green chillies
    • 1½ tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Turmeric
    • ½ tbsp Oil


    • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 min. squeeze the juice and strain.
    • Heat oil in a kadai Fry ginger and green chilies till golden.
    • Add the tamarind juice and simmer to boil.
    • When it boils vigorously add salt and turmeric.
    • When all the oil floats up, switch off.
    • Cool and pour in an airtight glass bottle and refrigerate.
    • Whenever you want pulihora, you can mix sufficient paste in cooked rice and give tadka of mustard, bl.gram dhal, peanuts, red chilies and curry leaves. It is ready in a jiffy.
    • NOTE: Be careful because while boiling this paste pops around.


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