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Pulihora Recipe



  • Rice -  3/4 Cup
  • Water -  1 1/2 Cups
  • Tamarind - 20gms
  • Bengal Gram - 2tsps
  • Black Gram - 1tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/8tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
  • Green Chilies – 3
  • Red Chilies – 3
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4tsp
  • Curry Leaves – Few
  • Asafoetida - 1/8tsp
  • Pea Nuts - 2tbsps
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil 

Take rice in a bowl and add water to it. Wash the rice thoroughly and discard the water. Add the measured water to the washed rice. Place this rice bowl in a pressure cooker and cook. After first whistle, cook the rice on low flame for 10 minutes. Remove the cooked rice from the cooker once it cools down. spread the cooked rice in a large bowl.

Take tamarind into a bowl and add water to it keep aside it for 30 minutes and grind to a smooth pulp.

Wash and cut green chilies to medium sized pieces. Remove stalks and break red chilies into medium sized pieces.Add tamarind pulp and salt to the rice and mix well with a fork.

Heat a pan and add oil to it. When oil is hot add peanuts and fry till they crack. Remove the fried pea nuts and add to the prepared rice. 

To the remaining oil add fenugreek seeds, bengal gram and black gram. Fry till the seeds start changing color. 

Then add the mustard seeds and fry till they splutter. Then add asafoetida, green chili pieces, curry leaves and red chili pieces. 

Fry the seasoning well and switch off the flame. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Now add this fried seasoning to the prepared rice and mix well gently.

 Serve hot