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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - rice.
  • 3-4 tsp - tamarind paste.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 4 - green chillies.
  • 2 - red chillies.
  • Chopped coriander leaves.
  • 10 - curry leaves.
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds.
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds.
  • 1/2 tsp - chopped ginger.
  • 3 tsp - Bengal gram.
  • 3-4 tsp - groundnut.
  • oil.

How to Make Pulihora

  • Cook the rice first and keep it aside. Now take a hollow pan, heat 2-3 spoons of oil for 2 mins. Now add groundnuts, fry lightly.
  • When these are fried, add chopped ginger, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, Bengal gram, red chillies, green chillies and fry to a brown colour.
  • Reduce flame, add 1/2 spoon turmeric powder and tamarind juice and salt sufficient for 2 cups cooked rice.
  • Allow to boil till the tamarind paste becomes thicker and add coriander leaves so that the flavour goes into the mixture.
  • Leave for a minute and turn off the stove.
  • Now mix rice with the mixture completely.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • For tamarind juice: Take 1/2 cup tamarind, add 1 cup water and leave aside for 10 mins. Extract juice to be used in the mix.
  • Tip: The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.