Kovil puliyodharai recipe | tamarind rice | புளியோதரை

Kovil puliyodharai recipe | tamarind rice | புளியோதரை is a South Indian cuisine prepared as prasadham in temples. So I gave this name. This kovil Puliyodharai is prefered while travelling, because we do not add any cooked dals here which will decay the food soon.

Thick tamarind pulp and salt were added to rice in this recipe will help the food to last long. So this Puliyodharai can we prepared when we need to carry food in trains and buses during tour. A good lunch box recipe too.

A short video link for the recipe:-

Kovil puliyodharai recipe – Ingredients:- 
  • rice – 1 cup
Kovil puliyodharai recipe – Ingredients to grind:- 
  • red chillies – 7 no
  • coriander seeds – 2 tblsp
  • channa dal – 3 tblsp (1 tblsp soaked in water and used during seasoning)
  • fenugreek seeds/ vendhayam – 1 tsp
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Ingredients to grind.
  • ground nut – 2 tblsp
  • tamarind juice – lemon size tamarind (juice extracted)
  • turmeric powder / manjal pidi – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – to taste
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Tamarind juice, turmeric powder and salt

For Seasoning:-

  • red chillies / vara milagai – 7 number (cut)
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1 tsp
  • urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida / perungaayam – 1/2 tsp
  • veg oil – 2 tsp
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Ingredients for seasoning
Kovil puliyodharai recipe – Method of preparation:- 

1. Firstly dry roast the ingredients given under to grind.

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Dry roasting the ingredients

2. Cool the roasted ingredients to room temperature and grind them in a mixie.

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Grounded ingredients

3. Dry roast ground nuts in addition and remove skin.

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Dry roasting groundnut

4. Mean while cook rice and drain excess water. Add one tea spoon of oil and spread in a bowl in other words cool down to room temperature.

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Cooked rice

5. Secondly heat 2 tea spoons of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal and asafoetida. Subsequently add soaked channa dal, curry leaves, roasted ground nuts and cut red chillies. Saute for few minutes and add turmeric powder, salt and tamarind juice. After that add 3/4th of the ground powder and leave it for a few minutes. When it becomes thick and oil separates, pour the mixture above the cooked rice.

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Mix poured on cooked rice

6. Finally add the remaining ground powder.

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Dry ground powder also added

7. Further mix well without breaking rice.

Kovil puliyodharai recipe | tamarind rice | புளியோதரை
Kovil puliyodharai recipe | tamarind rice | புளியோதரை

8. You can also take it as prasadham to any temple. Or serve along with crispy chips or pappad at home. You can also add roasted cashew nuts to this rice.

For even more rice recipes in my website click on the below link

1. Lemon Rice recipe | Nimbu | Elumichai sadham

2. Easy Coconut rice recipe | Thengai Sadham

3. Yummy Thayir Sadham recipe | curd rice | தயிர் சாதம்

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