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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