Pulihora / Puliogare is one of the most popular prasadam / recipe in South States. In any special occation or any festival this Traditional Recipe – Pulihora has to be prepared in most families. Offering this to Godess Durga Devi will shower her blessings on our entire family.
This Traditional / Festival Recipe will be prepare on different styles some will use Mustard seed powder or some try to avoid this mustard seed powder, and some use Til Powder / Coriander seed powder. Each will give different fragrance and taste to the recipe. For preparing this Prasadam Pulihora we have used the following main ingredients like – Rice, Tamarind paste, Turmeric, Ground nut oil.
Most important thing is to keep in mind is that, if we are preparing this Pulihora for offering called “Naivedhyam” it to God / Goddess, we have used only pure Groundnut Oil(Organic Ground Nut Oil). In most of the South Temples this recipe will be offered “Naivedhyam” to the Gods.
In adition to this Sweet Pongal we have also prepared 9 types of rice recipes / prasadams / naivedyams offerings to Goddess Durga Devi on dasara navratri celebrations. Some of them are
- Sweet Pongal with milk
- Katte Pongali | Khara Pongal | Ven Pongal
- Daddojanam | Curd Rice
- Coconut Rice | Cobbarannam
- Shakhannam | Vegetable Pulao
- Kadambam | Sambar Rice
- Chakkera Pongali | Sweet Pongal
- Rice Kheer | Paramannam
Our popular festival recipes are:
Prasadam Pulihora Recipe Card
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 8 People
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Author: Tempting Bowls
Total Time: 40 Minutes
State: Andhra / Telangana
- Rice – 1cup
- water – 2 cups
- Turmeric – 1 tbsp
- Salt – 2 tbsp
- Ground nut oil – 1/4th cup
- Curry leaves – few
- Mustard – 3 tbsp
- Ginger – 1 inch
- dried red chillies – 2
- Salt – 1/2 tbsp
- Tamarind paste – 1 cup
- Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1/2 tbsp
- Oil – 4 tbsp
- Peanuts – 1/4th cup
- Chana dal – 4 tbsp
- urad dal – 2 tbsp
- Cashew – 3 tbsp
- Green chillies – 4
- Curry leaves – few
- Dried red chillies – 4
- Hing – 1 tbsp
Step 1 Take 1 cup of rice (rinsed) into pressure cooker.
Step 2 Add 2 cups of water to it and close the lid.
Step 3 Wait for 2 whistles and turnoff the flame. Let it cool completely to open the lid.
Step 4 After open the lid add turmeric, curry leaves, salt and ground nut oil.
Step 5 Mix once, do not over mix on hot rice. because rice will breaks. Just mix slightly and keep aside.
Step 6 Take a jar, add 2 tbsp of mustard, 2 dried red chillies, 1 inch ginger and salt.
Step 7 Blend coarse and keep aside.
Step 8 Take another pan and add 1 tbsp of mustard and 1/2 tbsp of methi and fry till methi turns into golden brown.
Step 9 Once methi turns golden brown add 1 cup of tamarind extract and cook for 3 min in medium flame.
Step 10 After 3 minutes add jaggery and mustard paste.
Step 11 Keep stirring.
Step 12 Paste will become thicker, Now turn off the flame.
Step 13 Add prepared rice to it.
Step 14 Mix and combine, Here also do not over mix, because paste is very hot so rice will be mash. So mix gently and keep aside.
Step 15 Take another pan for tampering, and add peanuts, chanadal, urad dal, greenchilles, cashew and curry leaves and saute for 2 min on medium flame.
Step 16 Once peanuts fried well add dried red chillies and hing to it and saute for 1 more minute.
Step 17 Add tampering to prepared rice.
Step 18 Mix and combine well.
Step 19 Pulihora / pulidharai / puliogare is ready to serve. This is mustard pulihora called ava pulihora in andhra. Especially made in festivals like dasara / sravanamasam varalakshmi vratham.
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