Karnataka style puliyogare recipe | How to make karnataka style puliyogare | Tamarind rice recipe

By Latha on August 18th, 2016

karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice recipe

Karnataka style puliyogare or puliyodharai or tamarind rice recipe explained with step by step pictures. This is yet another extremely popular breakfast recipe in Karnataka. In this Karnataka style puliyogare recipe I have not used rasam powder instead fresh spices are roasted and powdered. This is an authentic puliyogare or tamarind rice recipe shared by my dear friends Yashoda and Harsha. I am lucky to have friends from different region of Karnataka. They are just awesome and getting recipes is not a difficult task for me. I hardly peep into other blogs for the recipe. Instead I approach my friends or a right person for the recipe.

In Karnataka, there are two types of puliyogare recipes are in practice. First one is Iyengar style puliyogare and the second one is this puliyogare recipe. I have also got the Iyengar style puliyogare recipe and Iyengar style puliyogare gojju from my another friend Vanishri, which I have posted already. This type of puliyogare recipe is in practice across Bengaluru-Mysuru-Tumkur region of Karntaka. My friend Yashoda says we can also add little toor dal and ground nuts while roasting the ingredients to enhance the taste.

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Karnataka style puliyogare recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup rice (I used sona masuri)
  2. 1/4 cup cooking oil
  3. 1 lemon sized tamarind
  4. 1 lemon sized jaggery
  5. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 3 tsp salt (or as per your taste)

Ingredients for roasting: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 2 tbsp sesame seeds or ellu
  2. 6 - 8 red chilies (mix both guntur and byadgi; I used medium spiced chilies)
  3. 2 tsp urad dal
  4. 2 tsp bengal gram dal or chana dal
  5. 4 tsp coriander seeds
  6. 2 tsp cumin seeds
  7. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  8. 1/4 tsp methi or fenugreek seeds
  9. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp black pepper
  10. 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  11. 1/2 cup grated dessicated coconut
  12. 1 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 2 tbsp ground nut
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1 tsp sesame seeds or ellu
  4. 1 tsp urad dal
  5. 1 tsp bengal gram dal or chana dal
  6. 8 - 10 cashews
  7. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  8. 2 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions for making puliyogare:

  1. Cook the rice and keep it aside. Please note the rice should not be over cooked for puliyogare.
  2. Soak a lemon sized tamarind in one cup of warm water and keep it aside.soaked tamarind for Karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  3. Heat a pan and dry roast the sesame seeds. Roast until they start crackling or nicely swollen.sesame seeds for Karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  4. Now take all the ingredients listed under "for roasting" as per measurement and keep it ready.spices for Karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  5. Take a tsp of oil in a frying pan and heat it. Now fry all the ingredients under medium flame without burning them. I usually add one by one to the same pan and fry. To begin with red chili and then chana dal, urad dal, fenugreek, coriander, cumin, mustard, pepper and asafoetida like this.roasting spices for Karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  6. Next dry roast the grated dessicated coconut until crisp.roasting coconut for Karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  7. Wait until all the fried ingredients are cool. Then trnasfer them to a dry mixie jar (roasted sesame seeds, spices and coconut).roasted ingredients for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  8. Dry grind the spices and set it aside.masala powder for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  9. Now heat the pan again and add in tamarind extract from the soaked tamarind. Also add in turmeric powder, salt and jaggery.tamarind, salt and jaggery for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  10. Bring it to boil and continue boiling under medium flame for few minutes.boiling syrup for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  11. When the tamarind, salt and jaggery syrup becomes thick or the water is reduced to half add in ground masala powder.masala powder for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  12. Also add in 1/4 cup of cooking oil.oil for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  13. Mix well and continue boiling until the mixture starts leaving the oil. So puliyogare gojju is ready. Set it aside. You can also store this gojju for few days and use.gojju for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  14. Now in another pan prepare tempering using oil and all other ingredients listed under tempering (red chili, mustard seeds,ground nut, cashew, gram dal, urad dal, sesame seeds and curry leaves).tempering for Bangalore style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  15. Add the above tempering into the cooked rice.tempering and gojju for Karnataka style puliyogare or tamarind rice
  16. Also add in 2 tbsp of puliyogare gojju or paste from step 13 (adjust the quantity as per your taste). If required you can also add little grated dessicated coconut. Mix well and enjoy the tasty puliyogare. I could not take the picture after mixing as my son and husband were waiting with the plates.mixing puliyogare or tamarind rice

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