For the Weekend Cooking, you can check what Vaishali and Champa have done!
Now for the recipe
Cooked rice - 1 cup
Tamarind - half of the size of a lemon.
Red chilies - 8 - 10
Bengal Gram - 1 tbsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Ground Nut - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt as per taste
Oil - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Roasted and coarsely powdered Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Roasted and powdered groundnuts - 1 tsp
How to make Pulihora
Soak tamarind in water for 30 mins. Extract thick pulp from it.
Cook rice and spread it over a big bowl. Add oil to make sure the grains are separate.
Dry roast coriander seeds and powder it to a coarse powder. Likewise, roast the peanuts and powder. Keep it aside.
Take a kadai, heat oil, and add Bengal gram, Urad dal, Groundnuts, mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves, asafoetida, and turmeric powder.
Add the tamarind pulp to the above, salt, add the required amount of water to boil. Once it's boiled well, simmer and cook well for 10 mins on low.
Once the pulihora paste is done, mix it with the rice.
When you have adjusted the taste, sprinkle the powdered coriander powder and peanut powder. Combine everything well again.
Other variations of Pulihora recipes
Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice
Andhra Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice with Sesame Seeds
Pulihora or Puliyodarai ~ Iyar Style LBS#33
Puli Aval / Atukula Pulihora
Karivepaku Pulihora | Curry Leaves Tamarind Mixed Rice