Tamarind Rice

Tamarind Rice

A tangy rice dish made with channa and urad dals, infused with the flavor of tamarind pulp. Tamarind rice is actually a north Indian version of Pulihora or Puliyodharayi, where the term 'Puli' means something sour. Tamarind here is the sour ingredient. This is a perfect meal to cook when you want something light, easy and quick.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner, Fast food, local food, lunch, street food
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Tamarind Rice
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 233kcal


For making masala powder

  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 spoon udad dal
  • 1 spoon chana dal
  • 1 spoon till / seesame seed

For making rice

  • 1 bowl coocked rice
  • 1 spoon oil
  • 1/2 tbsp small; mustard seeds
  • 1/2 spoon Udad dal
  • 1/2 spoon chana dal
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 2 spoon masala powder
  • 1/2 cup tamarind water
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp salt(as per your taste)
  • 1/2 cup fried peanuts


  • Heat oil, add mustard seeds, red chilli , hing & dals.
    Saute them on low flame till dal changes its color
  • Now add masala powder & mix everything
  • Add tamarind water , turmeric & red chilli powder.
  • Mix them & once the paste gets thickened add rice & salt.
    Mix & it's done!
  • Serve it with some fried peanuts
  • Happy Cooking | Happy Eating