Alternative names Puliyogare, Pulihora, Tamarind Rice
Place of origin India
Region or state South India
Main ingredients rice, tamarind
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Puliyodarai (Puli means Tamarind in Kannada,Telugu and Tamil ), Pulihora, Puliyogare or simply Tamarind Rice is a common rice preparation in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Puli in Pulihora can be translated as "sour taste" referring to the characterizing use of tamarind as one of the main ingredients.

Religious aspects

As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, Pulihora is usually cooked on special occasions and festive days. It is presented to God as part of prayers also given as prasadam in some temples; devotees queue to get Pulihora after darshana.


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