Monday, April 8, 2013

Rava Pulihora | Nimmakaya Rava Pulihora | Pulihora Pindi

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rava pulihora
The word 'Pulihora' makes my mouth water. I like Chintapandu Pulihora (Puliyogre) or Lemon Rice(Nimmakaya Pulihora) for its tangy taste.I prepare some variety of Pulihora during festivals and also when I run out of time for a simple lunch along with Curd rice.
rava pulihora
Today, I am posting another Andhra special Pulihora which is made up of Rava and is usually prepared using lemons.It is also called Pulihora Pindi in coastal region of Andhra and is a specialty in that region.It is a very simple recipe and do definitely give it a try as it hardly takes any time to make .As this does not have any onion or garlic in the recipe, you can prepare this even during festivals instead of preparing a rice variety. Try it for Ugadi . You can include this as a lunch or breakfast item during Ugadi. Check out my Ugadi menu planner here.
rava pulihora
Nimmakaya Rava Pulihora | Pulihora Pindi Recipe:
(Serves 2)

1 cup Rice Rava(see notes)
5-6 light colored Green chillies,slit
1/4 cup Groundnuts
12-15 Curry leaves
juice of 1 1/2 lemons
1-2 Red chilies(optional)
2 tbsp Chana dal
1 tbsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2-3 tbsp Oil

  • Boil 2 cups water with little salt,turmeric powder.Once it comes to a boil add rice rava and stir it well and let it cook for sometime until done.It takes 4-5 mins.Once it is done spread the cooked rice rava mixture on a wide plate until it is cooled down.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Add groundnuts and fry them until they turn crisp and slightly red in color.
  • Add chana dal and urad dal and fry them until they turn slightly red in color.
  • Add slit green chillies and fry them until they wilt.
  • Add curry leaves,red chillies and fry them for few seconds.
  • Cool the tempering mixture for some time and add this to the cooled rava mixture.
  • Mix the required amount of salt to lemon juice and keep it ready.We have already added some salt to the rava mixture while cooking,so do add the salt quantity accordingly.
  • Mix everything with hands as it ensures even mixing.Check for the taste of salt and lemon juice and add more if required.Let it sit for 1-2 hrs so that the flavors to blend well.
Serve it at room temperature with some fryums/chips/sliced cucumber.
rava Pulihora
  1. Adjust the amount of chillies,salt and lemon juice as per your taste buds.
  2. I personally prefer it slightly on the sour side,hence I add more lemon juice.
  3. To prepare Rice rawa: Clean and Soak the rice for some time and drain it completely and spread over a cloth so that it will drain off excess water.Coarsely grind the pound mixture in a mixer and then sieve it(do it in whipper mode).Use the rawa which is in sieve and the flour that it is sieved can be used for dosas or regular rice flour.
rava pulihora


Akila said...

Brilliant idea n lovely clicks

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

We do make upma using rice rava..but never tried this way...looks good

Hasna said...

wow.... a must try recipe!! rice rawa is new to me... i thot i wud try it nw itself,, but ll do it later as no time to prepare rice rawa nw..

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Prema said...

wow perfectly made pulihora,lovely colour...

Savi-Ruchi said...

I had this once in Singapore. My friend was kind enough to cook & invite me. I liked it very much.
Your clicks are tempting me to fly back to Singapore or to your place :p

Unknown said...

this recipe is new to me..looks great..nice clicks

Sangeetha Nambi said...

So perfectly done...

Unknown said...

your version of preparing pulihora using rava appears delicious and tasty

great-secret-of-life said...

lovely idea.. I do hv some rice rava left.. must try

cookingwithsapana said...

lovely pics and looks like a perfect one pot meal.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Never know we can make puliohara with idli rava, Interesting recipe

Chitz said...

Lovely different variety of pulihora :)

Priya Suresh said...

Fantastic pulihora, definitely droolworthy.

Indian Khana said...

That's looks really yum ...nicely done my mouth also watering :)

Sharmila said...

Hi Pratibha,
Came here on Vani's suggestion to check out you khara bhaath as I love it. Have recently moved to B'lore and am loving the food here. Came to know about the cafe in South B'lore from your page for khara bhaath ... waiting to try it out. :-)
And will try out your khara bhaath too. Thanks!

AJ said...

Yumm! Looks delicious!

Anusha said...

Prathy i was actually reading your vadiyalu post when i spotted this. And this s such a brilliant way to eat rice rawa!!

Gita Digumarti said...

Hi, I prepared this, but mine has not come in this light green color. What should I do for this color. Shld I reduce turmeric.

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