Kumbakonam Tamarind Rice – Puliyogare Rice

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Kumbakonam Tamarind Rice – Puliyogare Rice – A tangy rice dish made with  dals with the flavor of tamarind pulp. This Tamarind Rice recipe is Excellent.DSC_3526-2

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Kumbakonam style Tamarind Rice/Puliogara

  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2


  • Cooked rice- 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind – a small lemon sized ball.
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp.
  • Fenugreek seeds- tsp.
  • Sesame oil – 2 tbs.
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp.
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Peanuts- 1 tbs
  • Curry leaves – 2 string.
  • Salt – to taste.


  1. Dry roast the fenugreek seeds and grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a pan add in oil, add in mustard seeds, channa dal, dry red chillies,peanuts, curry leaves cook for 1 min.
  3. Add the dry roasted fenugreek powder.
  4. Add the tamarind pulp, salt, turmeric powder, cook until the oil oozes out.


You can add some finely chopped ginger in the seasoning.
Using gingely oil/ sesame oil gives the tamarind rice more flavourful.
The measurement which can be changed according to ur taste bud.
Make sure you cook 1 hour before serving.

  • Category: VEG - RICE
  • Cuisine: Indian

Step by step pictures:

DSC_3406Take the ingredients.


Dry roast the fenugreek seeds.

DSC_3415Grind into a fine powder.

DSC_3416In a pan, add in oil , mustard seeds.

DSC_3417Add in channa dal, peanuts, curry leaves.

DSC_3418Add in dry red chillies.

DSC_3420Add in hing.

DSC_3422Add in dry roasted fenugreek powder.

DSC_3426Add in the tamarind extract.

DSC_3428Add in turmeric powder.

DSC_3430Cook until the oil oozes out.

DSC_3437Mix with the cooked rice.

DSC_3440Add in some sesame oil to get the flavour.

Serve with onion pakoda and pappad.


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  1. Thank you for taking this request to consideration:)
    Yumm!!! Yumm!!! the tamarind rice looks sooo convincing……

  2. Sangita Tully says:

    I having been wanting to make tamrind rice for a while. I followed your recipe and it was yummy. Super easy recipe too!. Thanks for sharing it girl 🙂 Love <3

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