Andhra Pulihora Recipe
Ingredients for Pulihora
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup tamarind paste (thick pulp)
6-8 whole dry red chillies
2 Tbsp urad dal
2 Tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp mustard seeds Cumin, fenugreek seeds fried and grounded to powder : 1/4 spoon
1/4th cup peanuts pinches of hing
8 green chillies Curry leaves
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup sesame seeds (toasted and powdered)
Salt to taste Cashew nuts : to garnish
Directions to prepare Pulihora
1. Cook rice with six cups of water. Keep it aside for cooling.
2. Take 2 teaspoons oil in a nonstick bowl or thick bottom vessel and heat it. Add dried red chilli, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Once they pop add tamarind juice and salt and boil on medium flame to a thick paste for about 10 to 15 minutes stirring frequently. Add fenugreek and methi powder.
3. Heat oil in a popu pan, add green chilli, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they start to pop, add urad dal and soaked chana dal and peanuts. Fry it well. Then add turmeric, and hing. Turn off heat.
4. Add prepared pulihora mix to cooked rice, add popu mix and salt according to taste. Mix well. Garnish with cashew nuts. Pulihora is ready to eat.