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Pulihora Recipe Andhra, Tamarind Rice Recipe | Chintapandu Pulihora

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South Indian style pulihora recipe made using tempered yellow rice and tamarind juice added as the main ingredient into the recipe mainly called as chintapandu pulihora down south.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Rice
Cuisine South Indian/Andhra
Servings 2
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts/groundnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal/bengal gram
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal/split black gram
  • 2-3 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 small lemon sized soaked tamarind juice/pulp extracted


Cook the rice:

  • Firstly, cook 1 cup of white rice and place it aside for further use.

For the tempering:

  • Firstly, add oil in a wok and heat it.
  • Add peanuts/groundnuts into it.
  • Add chana dal/bengal gram
  • Add urad dal/split black gram into it.
  • Add slit green chillies.
  • Add mustard seeds and saute for few seconds.
  • Add dried red chillies and saute for few minutes.
  • Add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add tamarind extracted juice/pulp, cook for few seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix and cook for few minutes.
  • Add cooked rice and mix it up well with all the tempering.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot...


How to extract the tamarind juice:
1.Soak tamarind for half an hour or boil it to extract the juice out of it quickly...
2.After soaking or boiling squeeze all the pulp out of tamarind and strain the tamarind to get the juice out.
3.Discard the tamarind pieces.
4.Add the extracted pulp into the tempering.


Nutrition Facts
Pulihora Recipe Andhra, Tamarind Rice Recipe | Chintapandu Pulihora
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.