Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dondakaya Pulihora / Tindora Pulihora

The title itself explains it.Today I am sharing with you a Pulihora dish that has vegetables in it.I saw that I had an unopened pack of MTR Puliyogare spice powder that I bought a few months ago in my pantry.So I decided to make use of it and made this unique dish.

My kids love pulihora, but the problem is everytime they eat pulihora they just eat it with yogurt and no vegetables are in their diet for that meal.So this time I decided to add Dondakaya or Tindora to the pulihora so that some veggies will be there in their meal.Adding tindora to this dish made it very tasty and did not alter the taste of the dish.We all enjoyed it.Next time you make pulihora try adding some veggies too.

Let us see how this delicious dish is made---------------

Main Ingredients :
Ponni Raw Rice......................2cups(uncooked)
Dondakaya/Tindora...............1/2 lb

Seasoning Ingredients :
Canola Oil..............................1tbsp
Cumin Seeds..........................1/2tsp
MTR Puliyogare Mix..............2tbsp
Lemon Juice...........................1tbsp
Curry Leaves.........................few sprigs

Preparation :
Cook the raw rice and keep it aside to cool.While the rice is cooling down , rinse the tindora under water and cut them length wise. Place a pan on the stove on medium-high heat and add oil to the pan.Once the oil heats up add the cumin seeds , tindora and onion and stir fry them.

Once the tindora is cooked(do not over fry, just cook till the rawness is gone) add the puliyogare powder to the tindora and mix well.

Now add the cooked rice to the pan and mix well so that the tindora and pulihora powder mixes well with the rice.

Now add lemon juice to the pulihora rice and mix well.Finally garnish with curry leaves.

Super Delicious Dondakaya/Tindora Pulihora is ready to be served.

Note :
1) Make sure the vegetables still retain their color and crispness.Don't over cook them.

2) I did not add any salt to the veggies or to the rice as there is enough salt in the MTR Puliyogare Powder to flavor the dish.If you want to you may add some to your taste.

3) I added just enough oil to cook the veggies ,did not add any additional oil to the rice as the spice powder already has enough in it.

4) Adding lemon juice made the rice more flavorful and the tindora tasted nice and lemony.

This recipe goes to Iftar Moments Hijri 1431 Event hosted by Umm Mymoonah .


  1. luks delicious... very intresting too...well explained with pics... happy to follow u

  2. Thank you Asha for your nice words.Always happy to see you here.

  3. Kiran, that is such a great idea. I love pulihora, but never tried adding veggies to it. Thanks for this :)

  4. Kiran,

    I liked your idea of adding vegetables to pulihora. Nice one.

  5. Kiran, it looks nice. But, didnt it loose its taste of pulihora with veegies in?

  6. yummy,healhty n delicious dish.......perfectly explained and love ur detailed pics...

  7. hi kiran
    have never used vegetables in puliyogare.this sounds interesting

  8. Thank you dear friends for your nice words.

    Madhu the taste of pulihora did not change a bit.It was very tasty with tindora too.

  9. Kiran, that is such a great idea. I love pulihora, but never tried adding veggies to it. Thanks for this :)

  10. i used to make plain puliyogra .. this one looks so delicious.. give more taste and so healthy one too.. nice shot

  11. Adding tindora to Tamarind rice sounds nice .Will soon try it

  12. delicious puliyogare,nice presentation...

  13. Interesting pulihora, looks fantastic and tempting Kiran..

  14. never made pulihora with tindora it sure must have been delicious

  15. i have never tried this though i have heard form many of my tamil friends that this is their favourties :) this looks awesome and tasty too.

  16. What a great way to sneak vegetables in our diet!

  17. That's a yummy twist with one of my fav veggies :-)

  18. Love the addition of tindora in this dish, looks so yummy dear...

  19. This looks really good. I would like to make this, though I will have to do some searching for some of the ingredients.
    I found you on foodie blog roll and friended you there. Check me out here
    God bless! :)


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