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Tamarind Rice
Place of originIndia
Region or stateSouth India
Main ingredientsrice, kokum or tamarind
Variationslemon, kokum, raw green mango, tamarind.

Puliyodarai (puli means tart or sour in South Indian languages), "Puliyodarai, Puliyogare" or simply "Kokum Rice" or "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 kokum or tamarind as one of the main ingredients.

Religious aspects[edit]

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.