Pulihora is a traditional South Indian dish made from rice. It is usually prepared on festivals and special occasions. It is also known as tamarind rice in some regions and is a popular dish in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. It is a tangy and spicy dish prepared with rice, tamarind extract, and a special spice mix called Pulihora Podi. It's a flavorful rice dish usually served as prasadam in temples and during festivals.
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Cook the rice and let it cool.
In a pan, heat some oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves, and peanuts. Saute until they are golden brown.
Add tamarind paste, turmeric, asafoetida, and salt to the pan and cook the mixture for a few minutes before turning off the heat.
Add the cooled rice to the pan and mix well until the rice is thoroughly coated with the spice mixture.
Serve with a side of poppadum or pickle.