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Quick Pulihora

By: Kittu sudhakar of

Faster version of flavored rice

Filed in Rice Dishes

Serves 2 people

This is a very easy recipe. Left over plain rice can be used to make the process quicker. It deos not effect the taste of the dish.


  • 3 cups basmati rice
  • 2-3 nos limes
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 2 twigs curry leaves
  • 6 tblsps ghee
  • 1 tsp tsp bengal gram
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • ½ tsp turmeric pwdr
  • 1½ tsp peanuts
  • 1½ tsp cashewnuts
  • salt to taste


  1. Wash and boil the rice till it is well done and fluffy (not wet and sticky).
  2. Heat ghee in a saucepan. When ghee heats up add peanuts and cashewnuts and fry till golden in colour
  3. Reduce heat and add mustard, cumin seeds and bengal gram.
  4. Fry till they splutter (making sure peanuts and cashew dont burn).
  5. Now add green chillies, curry leaves, hing, turmeric pwdr and salt to the ghee.
  6. Loosen the boiled rice so it is powdery and fluffy, add to the ghee and seasoning.
  7. Stir well so that the rice and seasonings are blended well.
  8. Remove from heat and add lime juice.
  9. Pulihora is ready to serve.

Latest Comments

By abbasi on 1/29/2007 12:01:00 PM

the name puli means tamarind but i see no addition of tamarind on this recipe


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