Easy Puli Sadam – Tamarind Rice Recipe

Tamarind rice is a popular dish in South India.This is a traditional South Indian Tamil Brahmin recipe..   Puli Sadam is best for lunchbox and for travel as it doesn’t get spoiled easily, also the resting time enhances the flavour of Tamarind rice/Puli sadam,Tamarind rice/Puliyodharai are very famous for tongue tickling taste, I’ve given the step by step pictures for beginners & bachelors.. try and enjoy with your family ..

Ingredients :

Cooked Rice – 2 cups
Tamarind – 1/4 cup loosely packed
Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
Water – as required
Salt – to taste

Oil, 1-2 teaspoon

Sesame oil, 1 1/2 teaspoon
Channa Dal, 1 tablespoon
Urad dal, 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon
Coriander seeds, 1/2 tablespoon
Red chillies, 4-5 nos.
Fenugreek seeds, 1/2 teaspoon



1)Soak tamarind in 1 cup water, mash it well with your hands and Set aside.


2) Cook rice and allow it to cool …keep aside


3) Heat oil – add mustard seeds and urad dal let it splutter.Add red chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and hing. Saute for a minute.


4)Strain and add tamarind pulp.Let it boil.Cook in medium flame.


5)Cook till it becomes thick.Then add fenugreek seeds and cook for 2mins.


6)cook for few more mins till it becomes like a thokku(thick),then switch off. Add cooked rice and mix well



7) Serve hot / warm. My kids love with aloo fry……..



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