Sep 28 , 2020
Puliyogare (Kannada: ಪುಳಿಯೋಗರೆ), Puliyodharai (Tamil: புளியோதரை), Pulihora (Telugu: పులిహోరా) or simply, "Tamarind Rice" is a common rice preparation across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Telangana.
Some documents suggest that this dish originated in the Iyengar community this dish has become a popular prasadam served in many temples across the southern part of the country.
"Puli" meaning "Sour" and "Ogare" is "Rice" derives its name from the main ingredient that is, Tamarind. Tamarind Rice is prepared with tamarind and jaggery cooked in oil and mixed with rice topped with tadka made of spices and curry leaves. The ingredients of this recipe are readily available and stays fresh for a maximum of 3 days. Growing up in any of these states and traveling in trains for over 20 hours meant, one dabba (packed lunch) would have Puliyogare.
List of ingredients used:
Steamed or boiled rice mixed with tamarind paste, groundnuts or peanuts, coriander, coconut, red chili, curry leaves, jaggery, pepper, mustard seeds, fenugreek, turmeric, asafoetida, urad dal, and cumin.
It is a comfort food, full of flavors, tangy, sour and spicy to taste. This dish does have its pull and will bring back memories from your mothers and grandmothers kitchen.
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