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|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Vizag, Andhra Pradesh|
|Created by||People of Andhra Pradesh|
|Main ingredients||rice, 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.
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.
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