Traditional South Indian Rice Dishes – Heralding in Sravana Maasam

The coming Sunday signals the start of Sravana Maasam (the month of Sravan according to the Hindu Calendar) in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. This is perhaps the most auspicious of all months and signals the start of the Chaturmasyam (4-month auspicious period). Almost every day of Sravana Maasam is significant

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Pulihora | Puliogare | Puliodharai | Tamarind Rice from Andhra Pradesh

Chintapandu Pulihora | Puliyodarai | Tamarind Rice

Chintapandu Pulihora or Tamarind Rice. The very mention of it conjures up a festive atmosphere. In my home, no festive meal is ever complete without it. Pulihora in Telugu simply means Sour Rice. The source of sourness could be tamarind (chintapandu), raw mango (mammidikaya), lemon (nimmakaya), or sorrel (gongura). So

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