World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0003594195
Reproduction Date:

Title: Pulihora  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: South Indian cuisine, Curd rice, Sambar (dish), Vada (food), Murgh Musallam
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Pulihora with boiled egg, typical Andhra dish
Alternative names Puliyodhara, Puliyogare, Chitrannam, Puliyodharai, Tamarind Rice
Place of origin India
Region or state South India
Main ingredients Rice, tamarind, Lemon
Cookbook: Pulihora 

Pulihora (Telugu: పులిహోర), or Puliyodhara, or Chitrannam is a very common preparation in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Indian cuisine. Puli means sour taste. Pulihora is also referred to as sour rice. Other names are tamarind rice.[1] In the Northern coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh people it's known as Saddi, but younger generations may not recognise this name.

Pulihora is made with tamarind an ingredient very popular in southern India.

In the districts of Andhra, it is considered as a festival food. It is given as prasadam in temples, devotees queue to get pulihora after darshan or viewing of the God. The festival of SeethaRama Kalyanam is one big occasion where the huge packets of pulihora are distributed to devotees.


In Andhra (Coastal Region) it is called as Pulihora In Andhra (Rayalaseema), if you made with Tamarind then it will be called Pulihora and it made with Lemon then it is called CHITRANNAM

In Karnataka it is referred as Puliyogare.

In Tamil Nadu it is called "puliyodharai" or "pulisaadham'".

Pulihora tastes sour, spicy, and salty at the same time. It stimulates the taste buds very nicely, even in the case of a dead tongue. It is easy and inexpensive to cook and fills the stomach quickly

As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, this dish is cooked on almost all good occasions and festive days. It is also distributed in some temples as Prasad. Other versions of pulihara may contain Un-ripe sour Mangoes, sour pomegranate and lemon.

Pulihora contains ingredients like Turmeric, Green Chilies, Lemon, Asafoetida, Curry leaves, Coriander Leaves. All of these are very effective together in controlling blood pressure. The famous recipe helps sustain the body in tropical climate.


  1. ^ Pulihora

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.