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Pulihora or Lemon Rice is a South Indian rice dish.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • Rice
  • Oil
  • Red chillies
  • Bengal gram
  • Black gram
  • Mustard seed
  • Groundnuts
  • Curry leaves
  • Turmeric
  • Tamarind or lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Jaggery

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  • Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet
  • Heat the required quantity of oil to which add red chillies, Bengal gram, black gram, mustard seeds, groundnuts and don't forget curry leaves
  • Add turmeric powder may be a little more will give you good color to the food
  • After the added content is heated properly Add tamarind and/or lemon juice
  • let the soup of tamrind boil till you get more viscous liquid
  • Add salt to your taste.
  • Also add little bit of jaggery.
  • Once the paste is ready spread the rice in a wide plate or steel basin the cooked rice shall be cooled and separated to grain level now you can mix your viscous liquid and mix properly.
  • Wait at least for an hour for the liquid to get absorbed by the rice and now check the salt if required add little.
  • This can be served at the picnics and parties.
  • The paste or viscous liquid can be stored for days together and used as a ready mix.