Monday, December 20, 2010

Navel Orange Rice /Pulihora ~ Boddu Naarinja Pulihora

Pulihora, or Puliyodhara ,or Chitrannam is a very common preparation in Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Tamil Nadu & Indian Cuisine.Puli means sour taste.Pulihora can also be referred as Sour rice.It is also known as "Tamarind Rice or Lemon Rice". This dish is cooked for almost all good occasions and during festive days.It is offered and distributed in temples under the name of "Prasad".Devotees Queue to get Pulihora after darshan .It is easy and inexpensive to cook and is a good stomach filler.Other versions of Pulihora are made with Un-ripe sour Mangoes,Sour Pomegranate,Sour Orange & Lemon.This can be served as a Break fast or as a Tiffin.

So ,friends I tried preaparing of Pulihora with the "Navel Orange " This Pulihora recipe preparation is almost same as the preparing of "Lemon Rice".The juice of the fruit is different and it gives more sourness than the Lemon/Lime.In India ,these fruit can be available and it is used in the  Pooja purpose for "Nomu" in the "Padhahaaru Phalala Nomu".So friends ,go through my recipe and try when the Fruit is available and enjoy its taste.

The Navel Orange appears like this

  • Rice-2 cups
  • Navel Orange /Naarinja Pandu rasam-1/4 cup or more for sourness
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-2tbsps
  • Turmeric -1/4tsp
  • Bengal gram/Chana dal-2 tsp
  • Urad dal/Black gram dal-11/2tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Green chillies-4 no slit in lengtwise( Adjust up to spice level)
  • Curryleaves-few sprigs
  • Peanuts- 1tbsp
  • Cashew nuts-1tbsp
  • Hing/Asafoetida-2tsp
  • Kothimeer leaves- few for garnishing

  • Take rice in a vessel and wash thoroughly and drain all the water and add the fresh water according to the measurements (1 cup rice = 2cups water,here 4 cups water is needed for 2 cups of rice).
  • Cook the rice in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles  or in an Electric cooker .When the rice is done,shift the cooked rice in to large vessel or plate and spread it evenly to get cool.
  • Meanwhile,heat oil in the skillet,keeping in a low flame add Bengal gram,Peanuts .
  • Roast them well.
  • Add the cumin seeds,mustard seeds,cashew nuts,greenchillies,redchilies,turmeric,curryleaves and hing.Turn off the flame.
  • Now add the desired amount of salt and the seasoning to the evenly spreaded rice and mix well with the hand or with a large spoon.
  • Mix well all the ingredients to the rice and pour the Navel orange juice and combine well.
  • Finally garnish with the fresh Coriander leaves and serve it into a plate at room temperature.

  • Do not add the Juice ,when the rice or seasoning is too hot.This may change the rice to taste in bitter.
  • You can also prepare with the left over rice.
  • Add salt to the rice while cooking only,inorder to spread evenly soon without lumps.

1 comment:

  1. i love it..enni sarlu tinamanna tine oke oka item of all


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