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Tamarind Rice

Tamarind rice, traditional twist to the taste buds with its sour, spicy and salty taste. Tamarind Rice is popularly known as Pulihora in Telugu, puli means sour taste. Tamarind rice is often prepared during festivals, any special occasions and offered to the god as naivedyam. Cooked rice is seasoned with spices like tamarind paste, curry leaves, roasted peanuts, chilies and turmeric. Perfect simple and easy recipe for beginners and bachelor’s to be a kitchen chef. It is mostly served as a prasadam in Hindu temples in South India. Something magical about the pulihora served in temples. 

A cereal grain, Rice is a seed of grass species. White rice and Brown rice are world’s wide production. It plays major role in many dishes like biryani (with fish, meat, egg), fried rice, bread, soups, veg rice, curd rice, rice payasam and many more. South Indian meal is incomplete without rice. Rice supplies a large fraction of energy needs and forming an outstanding proportion of other nutrients diet. 

Tamarind, known as Indian Date. This fruit is tangy and sweet in taste. Tamarind is used as a flavoring in many dishes like sambar, dal, pulusu, syrup, rasam, chutneys and many more. It is considered a mild laxative and digestive product.

Turmeric, noted as a symbol of auspiciousness. It is a powdered spice comes from the turmeric plant. Add turmeric powder to curries, smoothies, warm milk, salads, stir fried dishes and rice recipes to improve the quality of our lives. Turmeric in ancient days’ acts as Grandmothers pet, used to treat a cut and burn. It is beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation infection. 

 Cooking Tips:

  • Jaggery (Optional ) enhances the sweetness and flavors to Tamarind rice instead of adding much sweetness to the rice.
  • If you want tamarind rice to be a nice glowing yellow, slightly warm up a spoon of sesame oil with a pinch of turmeric and drizzle it on the warm rice before adding the tamarind paste.

Health Tips:

  • Tamarind pulp acts as natural bleach, is used to lighten the skin tone.
  • Tamarind leaves are used in preparing medicinal solutions for curing jaundice and ulcers
  • Thecompound curcumin present in turmeric has been known to prevent with cancer development
  • Raw turmeric is best treated for digestive and diabetes.

When in a hurry and need to make something quickly prefer for Tamarind rice. Divine combination of Tamarind Rice with raita and papad.

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