Usirikaya Pulihora
Submitted By: Vahrehvah
Region: Indian Dish: Vegetarian - Rice Items

Servings: 3

Time to Prepare: 15 Mins

Amla pieces – 1 cup
Coriander leaves – ¼ bunch
Green chillies – 5 nos
Salt – to taste
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 2 nos
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Chana dal – 1 tbsp
Groundnuts – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Oil – 3 tbsp
Rice, cooked – 2 cups

Take a mixie jar and add amla pieces, coriander leaves, green chillies, little salt and blend to smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, urad dal, chana dal, groundnuts and sauté well.
Then add little salt, turmeric powder, amla paste and sauté.
Add cooked rice and mix thoroughly and serve hot.

Pulihora is a very common and traditional preparation from the Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu cuisines. Puli means sour taste hence the name pulihora as this is made with spicy tamarind gravy mixed with rice. Pulihora is a rice preparation recipe that actually tastes exotic and unique. Pulihora is also commonly known by different names namely puliyodharai in Tamil or Chitrannam or Puliyogare in Kannada.

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