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Thursday, May 1, 2014

I am a big big fan of puli sadam. Puliyogare, puli sadam – what ever form it is. So one day when my co-sis was happily enjoying her days with her mom at her mom’s place, I asked her what aunty cooking special for you and she said puli sadam. Instantly I drooledDrooling and she said its very easy and a leftover rice recipe. I asked her how and she, even before I asked, took pictures how her mom made it with her mobile and sent it me through whats app. How useful our mobiles are these daysLove Struck. Thanks Ice Big HugAnd I tried this when I had some leftover rice and I loved it. It was like my mom’s Puli sundal which I will share the recipe later. I know many of us do lemon rice and this is one variation with tamarind and very flavorful too. It may not be similar to our regular puli sadams, but sure is a delicious recipe.

Instant puli sadam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 3


Left over cooked rice - 3 cups

Tamarind - small lemon sized

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Salt - As needed

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

To temper

Sesame oil/ oil - 2 tblsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 2 tsp

Channa dal - 1 tblsp

Dry Red chilli - 4

Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp



  1. Separate the grains of left over rice. You can add little oil to ease this process, or wet your hands with water and fluff it. Soak tamarind in hot water and extract juice with a cup of water.
  2. 1-cooked-rice
  3. In a large enough kadai to hold the rice, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Add the tamarind extract and salt as needed.
  4. 3-temper
  5. Add turmeric and bring to boil. Add the leftover rice and cook in medium flame.
  6. 2-tamarind
  7. Cook until all the tamarind extract is blended with the rice and garnish with torn fresh curry leaves.
  8. 4-ready


    • Mashed up leftover rice wont work for this.
    • Keep the leftover rice in fridge and use it the next day or when ever needed.
    • You can add peanuts while tempering if you like, but she did not add.

Serve with spicy potato curry or some homemade vadam / vathal or appalam.

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  1. I do this every time as I always run out of puliyogare paste, so when ever there is some left over rice, this is a great option, didnt know there are so many fans for this yummy plate, great click too

  2. call it puliyodhari or puli rice or puliyogara.. i am in .. nice click. with pappad :D

  3. My mum do this all the time.. nice clicks

  4. Thanks now i can recycle those leftovers and kids too will enjoy this.

  5. A big fan of this...yumm with curd..

  6. Nice.ur site is simply fantastic.i'm big fan of u.keep rocking....its ur site that inspired me to start a food blog named www.lavyandkitchen.blogspot.in.

  7. All time fav .I can have the whole bowl with some potato fry ...

  8. my mom prepares in te same way. bt she add sambhar powder along wt tamirand paste...yummy wt vathal...

  9. Lovely recipe .. Bookmarked for this weekend !

    Very bright and tempting photos :)

  10. I do it the same way too.I add some cashew nuts for extra crunch. Beautiful photography!

  11. I have a thing for anything instant! except well coffee :P Puli sadam super! perfect for a lazy day

  12. This puli sadham was my sister's lunch box atleast twice a week, we used to fight for it.

  13. looks so colorful and delicious! great way to use leftover rice.

  14. My mom-in-law does this very often and its as good as the conventional Puliyodarai paste recipe! Love those clicks Raks!

  15. This looks amazing,what a welcome change to the long procedure of making traditional puliyodharai,it is my favorite though :)

  16. my mom prepares in te same way. bt she add sambhar powder along wt tamirand paste...yummy wt vathal...

  17. You have mentioned 3 cups of rice, is it boiled rice?? And 3 cups of rice means how much is the quantity.. plz help me.. as am a beginer


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