Tamarind rice - Puliogare/ Hulianna
Masala powder recipe

Tamarind rice - Puliogare masala powder with step by step written instructions and a video.

Puliogare/tamarind rice is a South Indian rice variety. It is also known s Pulihora, Pulisoru, Pulinchoru, Puliyodarai etc. It is made during festivals as well as at other times. Picnics, party, get together and at temple prasad for distribution to devotees.

A special spice powder or a spice paste is used for tamarind rice. Here we are making  the spice powder.

This spice powder, once made, is good to use for 2-3 months. So make this masala powder for tamarind rice and enjoy.

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How to make tamarind rice masala powder

Ingredients for puliogare masala powder

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Dry red chilisDry red chilis- byadgi for color and guntur for hotness
  • coriander seeds/dhaniya - 3 tsp 
  • cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp 
  • black pepper/kali  mirch - 1 tsp 
  • dry red chilis/ sukhi mirchi -8-10 
  • chana dal - 2 tbsp 
  • urad dal - 1 tbsp 
  • methi/fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp 
  • sesame seeds/til - 2 tbsp 
  • copra/ sukha narial- grated - 2 tbsp 
  • curry leaves - 8-10

Step by step instructions for puliogare masala powder

Roast everything on low flame. Do not let it burn. Take out on a plate together after roasting and let cool completing.

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  • Add chana dal and urad dal in a pan and roast till it slightly changes color.
  • Remove on a plate to cool.
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  • Next add coriander seeds, cumin seeds and black pepper seeds to the pan and roast.
  • Take out on the same plate.
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  • Next add methi(fenugreek) seeds and roast till it changes to light pink.
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After that roast til/sesame seeds. Roast till sesame seeds starting popping.

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Add grated dry coconut and dry curry leaves and roast for a minute stirring continuously.

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Add a little oil. Add guntur chili(these are hot in taste), byadgi chili(for bright red color) to the pan. Roast till crisp.

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  • You can see all the roasted ingredients cooling on the plate.
  • Add hing/asafoetida.
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Add turmeric powder.

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  • After the roasted ingredients are completely cool, add everything to the blender jar.
  • Grind to fine powder as shown in the image below.

Store in airtight container and use for 2-3 months.

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