How to Make Puliyogare or Tamarind Rice
Puliyogare or Tamarind Rice
Tangy and Spicy Tamarind Rice in 10 minutes!
Yes... If you have some cooked rice left in your kitchen, you can make an awesome tamarind rice or puliyogare in 10 minutes. You need basic ingredients like grated coconut, curry leaves, peanuts, oil, a bit sugar, and puliyogare masala to make this dish.
You can buy puliyogare mix from the Indian grocery store in your area. Preserve this masala in your refrigerator, so that you can make tamarind rice whenever you desire. When buying the masala, check to see whether it contains oil and salt. If it already has both these, no need to add them while making the rice. And you won't necessarily need to add any later.
I get puliyogare masala without oil and salt. This gives me the freedom to use oil of my choice and also to use the quantity I wish to add in the recipe.
To make puliyogare more tasty and healthy, I use grated carrots or carrot cubes. They blend very well with the tamarind rice. You can pack tamarind rice for office or picnic. It stays awesome even when cold.
Let me share the detailed recipe now.
- 1 1/2 cups white rice, cooked al dente
- 1/4 cup grated coconut
- 1/2 cup grated carrots, or cubed
- 1 1/2 tbsp oil, use less oil if your spice mix contains oil
- 2 tbsp puliyogare mix, store bought, available in Indian stores
- a fistful peanuts
- 8 curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 broken dry red chili
- 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- 1/4 tsp sugar, optional, to balance the tangy taste
- 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste, if the spice mix contains salt, no need to add salt
Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Puliyogare or Tamarind Rice
- Wash rice. Add fresh water and cook till al dente. I cooked rice and carrot cubes in a pressure cooker. Set aside for cooling.
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add curry leaves, broken red chilies, and peanuts. Saute till they become crispy.
- Add puliyogare mix. Keep the heat very low. I use dry puliyogare powder without oil and peanuts. If your mix contains oil and peanuts, use less oil and peanuts when making puliyogare.
- Just stir it once. Add grated carrots. If you are using carrot cubes, cook them with the rice.
- Saute for a minute. Add cooked rice. Gently mix them, so that rice don't break.
- Add grated coconut, salt, and sugar(optional). Mix well. Simmer for 30 seconds. Turn off the stove. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
- Yummy tamarind rice is ready! Serve it for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy the taste!
Nutritional Information of Tamarind Rice or Puliyogare
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||54|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 6 g||9%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 28 g||9%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 3 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|