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Puliyogare or Puliodarai or Tamarind Rice is a South Indian rice dish usually eaten as a snack and made during special occasions.

Ingredients for Puliyogare:

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tbsp Puliyogare Mix (See below)
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind juice for taste

Directions for making Puliyogare:

  1. Mix the cooked rice with the Puliyogare mix.
  2. Add salt to taste.
  3. You can add extra tamarind juice and mix if you need the dish to be more sour.
  4. Heat through and serve.
  5. Enjoy your Puliyogare. Hope you love this Indian recipe.


Ingredients for making Puliyogare Mix:

  • 1 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • A pinch of hing(asoefetida)
  • 4 tsps peanuts, shelled and skinned
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 12 red chillies
  • 4 tsps white sesame seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 tsp urad dal(black gram dal)
  • 1 tsp channa dal( bengal gram dal)
  • 8 tsp oil or ghee
  • 1 1/2 cups thick tamarind juice
  • 1 small piece jaggery or 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds

Directions for making Puliyogare Mix:

  1. Roast the coconut and set aside.
  2. Roast the coriander, cumin, 6 red chillies, 1 sprig curry leaves, pepper, asoefetida, 1 tsp mustard, 2 tsp sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp channa dal,1 tsp urad dal and 2 tsp peanuts one by one till they turn aromatic.
  3. Powder to a fine powder using a coffee grinder and set aside.
  4. Mix in the coconut gratings and powder once again. Set aside.
  5. Heat some oil and add the remaining musatard seeds, red chillies, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, sesame seeds and curry leaves.
  6. When the seeds start crackling, add the tamarind juice and salt/jaggery. Mix well.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. The liquid will start boiling. Now add the powdered masala and simmer till you get a sticky masala.
  9. Heat through and cool.
  10. This will keep well for a month in a airtight container if refrigerated.
  11. Mix this with plain cooked rice to get puliyogare or tamarind rice.


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