Pulihora / Tamarind Rice

Pulihora Rice for Prasadam

Pulihora / Tamarind Rice

Pulihora Rice for Prasadam

Pulihora Rice is a yummy food with a sweet and sour taste of tamarind. Mostly this is given in temples or at homes after prayer as prasadam.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 170 kcal


  • 6-7 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida
  • ½ Cup Chikpeas
  • 4 tbsp Split Red Gram
  • Cup Groundnut
  • 3 tbsp Split Black Gram
  • 3 tbsp Split Green Gram
  • 15-20 Pieces Curry leaves
  • 7-8 Pieces Red Chilli
  • 5-6 Pieces Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 100 Grams Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • Rice Quantity depends on serving


  • Take a bowl and heat oil in it.
  • Add cumin seeds, after a few seconds add asafoetida.
  • Add chickpeas and mix them all and heat for a few seconds.
  • Add split red gram and heat until they appear crunchy.
  • Add groundnut and heat for 2 minutes with occasional stirring.
  • Add split black gram and split green gram and heat them for few seconds.
  • Add curry leaves, red chilli, green chilli and heat for few seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder, mix. Add tamarind pulp and mix.
  • Add salt and mix.
  • Keep cooking closing the lid until oil separates from it.
  • Remove from the flame and keep aside for cooling.
  • Cook rice in a pressure cooker or as you make every time.
  • Mix rice and tamarind recipe, keep the proportion as per your taste.



Pulihora is ready. The tamarind recipe can be stored in a refrigerator for one month. Whenever needed just cook rice and mix.
Keyword Prasadam, Pulihora, Tamarind Rice

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