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Puliyodarai Tamarind Rice
Place of originIndia
Region or stateVizag, Andhra Pradesh
Created byPeople of Andhra Pradesh
Main ingredientsrice, tamarind
Variationslemon, tamarind

Puliyodarai (puli referring to tamarind in Tamil), Puliyodarai, Puliyogare or simply Tamarind Rice is a common rice preparation in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka. Puli in puliyodarai can be translated as "sour taste", referring to the characterizing use of tamarind as one of the main ingredients.

Religious aspects[edit]

As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, puliyodarai is usually cooked on special occasions and festive days. It is presented to God as part of prayers also given as prasadam in some temples; devotees queue to get it after darshana.