Tamarind Rice - Also known as Pulihora

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 365.1
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 303.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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A favourite rice - usually made for Indian special holidays and celebrations A favourite rice - usually made for Indian special holidays and celebrations
Number of Servings: 10


    10 cups of cooked Balsamic rice (or other rice type as preferred) (10 oz or 300 g of uncooked rice yields 10 c)
    1/2 c Almonds
    1/2 c peanuts (preferably with the red skin still on)
    1/2 c cashews raw
    6 tsp of vegetable oil
    7 T of Pulihora Paste (buy from Indian Store; by Priya)
    1/4 tsp of Turmeric powder
    1 pinch of Asafoetida Powder (compressed)
    2 pinches of cumin seeds
    3 pinches of mustard seeds
    2 pinches of greek seeds
    4 healther pinches of split peas
    8 dried red chilli peppers
    4-8 mild [green/large] chilli peppers (fresh)
    12-20 Curry Leaves (be generous - don't hold back here)


Salt slowly to taste or you may find you have supplied too much of a generous helping of salt which cannot be fixed after the fact;
Be careful the spices and the seeds do not burn;


Prepare 10 cups of cooked rice separately;
Spread the rice out in a large dish to allow rice to cool down;
Add Tamarind mix - blend well into the rice;
Salt added 'to taste'
Combine dry spices and seeds and add to heated oil
Add Nuts (cashews last)
Fry all remaining items (total frying time to be no more than 6 minutes duration)
Add mixture to the rice and blend well

Serving Size: Makes ten 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user XHENA16.

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