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.