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|Alternative names||Puliyodarai, Puliyogare, Tamarind Rice|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||South India|
|Main ingredients||rice, tamarind|
Pulihora (puli referring to tamarind in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil), Puliyodarai, Puliyogare or simply Tamarind Rice is a common rice preparation in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Puli in pulihora 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, pulihora 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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