Nov 24, 2013

Kamala Pandu Pulihora (Orange Pulihora)

I have noted this recipe from a TV show. Because this month my theme fro last week is cooking with fruits. We have to cook three recipe using any one particular fruit. I have chosen Orange (kamala pandu )for this theme. Orange is my favorite fruit, specially Nagpur orange.

                                                          When I saw this theme in BM 34  first I thought of making recipes with pineapple. but when I saw this recipe in that TV show, I changed my ingredient to orange. Then i searched for the other two recipes so here is my first recipe with the theme of Cooking with fruits with Orange...
orangepulihora INGREDIENTS:---
Rice   ----  2 cups
Fresh orange juice (kamala pandu rasam) -- 1/4 cup
Orange zest ---   zest of one orange 
Salt to taste
Oil   ---  2 tab sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Chana dal  ---   1tab sp
Peanuts ---- 1 tab sp
Cashew nuts ---  1 tab sp
Mustard seeds  ---   1 tea sp
Green chillies  ---  4 slit
Curry leaves    ----  few springs
Asafoetida   ---   1/2 tea sp
1. Wash rice and drain all the water and add four cups of fresh water cook till done. Or can cook rice in a pressure cooker for three whistles.
2. After few minutes open the lid and shift the rice in to a wide plate and spread the rice evenly to get cool.
3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them splutter then add peanuts, cashewnuts, chanadal, green chillies, curry leaves fry till peanuts turn in to golden then add asafoetida and turmeric powder give a good stir and switch off the heat.
4. Now add orange juice, orange zest, salt to taste mix well.
5. Add cooked rice to this and mix well to combine every thing
Serve hot
1. For this recipe use only fresh orange juice and that should be sour.
2. If you find your orange juice is not sour enough then you can add a tab sp of lemon juice to the orange juice.
3. If you use only orange juice you don't get a good flavor of orange in the rice, so that I aded orange zest to make the pulihora more orange flavor.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and flavourful looking pulihora. Wonderful preparation.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Sounds intersting and inviting..never tried pulihora with orange,looks so delicious...

Usha said...

interesting. Never tried orange pulihora but am sure it tasted good.

Srivalli said...

That's really very innovative Padma..very nice one..

Chef Mireille said...

what an interesting dish...I saw a version of this in my India cookbook

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Delicious! Such a lovely idea :)

Harini R said...

My husband actually asked me to make pulihora with some sour oranges at home, but somehow never got around to making it..looks good..

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Looks yum! ! Never thought of making rice with oranges, very new!!!

Pavani said...

Very flavorful and delicious rice with orange.