Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)
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Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)

Puli Pongal is a variant of the traditional pongal and is made of tamarind and boiled rice. The recipe is very easy and quick to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Chilli Rice, pongal, tamarind

Ingredients for Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)

  • 200 g Raw Rice
  • 1 lemon sized ball Tamarind
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • few Mustard Seeds
  • few Bengal Gram Dal
  • little Turmeric Powder
  • few Curry Leaves
  • a pinch Asafoetida Powder
  • 100 ml Oil
  • as per taste Salt

How to make Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)

  • Grind the rice to a coarse rava consistency.
  • Add enough water to the tamarind and extract a thick liquid (about 1 cup).
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Fry the mustard seeds and red chillies for 30 seconds.
  • Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, salt, bengal gram, curry leaves and stir well.
  • Add the broken rice and tamarind extract.
  • Add some water (for 1 cup broken rice add 4 cups of wateand stir well.
  • Cover with the lid and pressure cook until 3 whistles.
  • Remove and serve hot with papad, potato chips or onion raita.