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Instant Puli Sadam | Puliyodarai

Instant puli sadam is a quick tasty variety rice that can be prepared easily. With some cooked /leftover rice Instant puli sadam can be made within 5 minutes. 
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Course: Instant puli sadam
Cuisine: Indian
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Tamarind - 18 grams
  • Water - 2/3 cup
  • Turmeric powder - pinch
  • Fenugreek seed powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - as needed
  • Jaggery - pinch
  • Rice - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 2 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Channa dal - 2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 2 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli - 2 or 3
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Hing - generous pinch


  • Soak tamarind in 1/3 cup of hot water
  • Cook fluffy rice and spread in a plate
  • Add sesame oil and mix well; let the rice cool down
  • Add oil to the pan and when the oil is hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, Channa dal, red chili, curry leaves; after the mustard seeds splutter add peanuts and sauté for 2/3 times
  • Add generous pinch of hing. Turn off the stove
  • Filter the Tamarind extract and add ; mix well
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1/3 cup of water
  • Turn on the stove in medium flame let it boil; mix well
  • Cook for 2/3 minutes or till tamarind water becomes thick
  • Add fenugreek powder and jaggery; and turn the stove to low flame. Sauté for few seconds
  • Turn off the stove. Add rice little by little; mix well and add remaining rice


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  1. Brinjal rice curry powder can be used for extra flavour 
  2. Little rasam powder/Sambar powder can be used. In that case add little extra water and let the tamarind boil well
  3. Make rice few hours before consuming for better taste
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