South India’s very own pulihara, is an all time festive menu! Very easy to make and obviously tasteful.

Cooking time : 35 mins

Prep time : 20-25 mins


Rice – 2 cups

Lemon juice – 1/4 cup

Green chillies- 8-9 (cut vertically)

turmeric powder – 1 1/2 tablespoon

Oil – 1 1/4 table spoons

Groundnuts – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves – garnish

Salt to taste

Seasoning: Chana dal, mustard seeds 1/4 table spoon each; 4 red chillies, one pinch each of heeng.

* Cook rice in a regular rice cooker/pressure cooker *


1) In a pan- heat oil, add seasoning, groundnuts and let it pop. Let this cool down to room temperature.

2) In a serving bowl, add turmeric powder + salt to the cooked rice, mix it thoroughly; and let it cool to room temperature.

3) Now add the seasoning to this rice and mix well. Garnish with curry leaves.

Pulihara is ready to eat!!!



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