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Alternative namesPuliyogare, Pulihora, Tamarind Rice
Place of originIndia
Region or stateSouth India
Main ingredientsrice, tamarind

Puliyodarai (“Puli” referring to Tamarind in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil ), Pulihora, 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.

It is known for not rotting very easily, since it uses a lot of oil. Hence, it is especially preferred as a take away for long distance journeys.

Religious aspects[edit]

Pulihora made in a house of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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 Pulihora after darshana.