Easy Puli Sadam - Tamarind Rice Recipe

Easy Puli Sadam

I love puli sadam/ tamarind rice be it puliyodharai or puliyogare anything tangy I just love it.This is ammas recipe for puli sadam that I wanted to post and finally the travel series has pushed me to put this post now.Puli Sadam is best for lunchbox and for travel as it doesn't get spoiled easily, also the resting time enhances the flavour of puli sadam, yes try it and see.

We had it with carrot kootu and homemade vadams.

Easy Puli Sadam

Puli Sadam Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Tamarind - 1/4 cup loosely packed
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery Syrup - 2 tsp(optional)
Peanuts - 3 tbsp
Water - as required
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Hing -a generous pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Red Chillies - 3
Curry Leaves - few


  1. Dry roast peanuts until golden.Soak tamarind in 1 cup water,mash it well with your hands and Set aside.
    How to make Easy Puli Sadam - Step1
  2. Dry roast fenugreek seeds in a pan until golden then using a mortar and pestle crush it to a coarse powder.Set aside.
    How to make Easy Puli Sadam - Step2
  3. Heat oil - add mustard seeds and urad dal let it splutter.Add red chillies, curry leaves,turmeric powder and hing.Saute for a minute.
    How to make Easy Puli Sadam - Step3
  4. Strain and add tamarind pulp.Let it boil.Cook in medium flame.
    How to make Easy Puli Sadam - Step4
  5. Cook till it becomes thick.Then add fenugreek powder and cook for 2mins.
    How to make Easy Puli Sadam - Step5
  6. Finally add jaggery syrup mix well and cook for few more mins till it becomes like a thokku(thick),then switch off.Add cooked rice along with roasted peanuts and mix well.
    How to make Easy Puli Sadam - Step5
Serve hot / warm.
Easy Puli Sadam

My Notes:

Easy Puli Sadam