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Puliyogare - To be found in London?

zuriga1 Sep 11, 2013 09:01 AM

A friend of mine from Bangalore has been raving about his mum's great rice dish, puliyogare (I think I've got that right). Has anyone ever seen this on a menu in London? It seems to use tamarind and his photo showed a very colourful dish. He seemed to think maybe it's only available in his area of India.

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  1. howler RE: zuriga1 Sep 11, 2013 12:39 PM

    one of the big kannada rice dishes is bisi bele bhath - sure thats not what it was?!

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      zuriga1 RE: howler Sep 11, 2013 02:03 PM

      Thanks... I'll run that by my friend and see if it's the same or something different. By Googling, I did find a few recipes for this dish. It may be beyond my ability. :-)

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        zuriga1 RE: howler Sep 14, 2013 11:28 AM

        I'll ask about that, howler.

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          zuriga1 RE: howler Sep 15, 2013 11:30 PM

          I checked with my friend and he says that bisi bele bhath is different dish than what he was telling me about. He's going to send me some of the puliyogare powder, so maybe I can experiment with this a bit.

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            klyeoh RE: zuriga1 Sep 17, 2013 01:55 AM

            Yes, I'd had both dishes in Bangalore before - whilst bisi bele bath is much moister (almost porridge-like), puliogare has the same consistency as biryani/pulao.

        2. Paprikaboy RE: zuriga1 Sep 11, 2013 01:12 PM

          Bangalore Express have tamarind rice on the menu.I'm not sure if it's the same dish and not been so can't comment on the quality of the cooking in general or the dish in particular.

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            zuriga1 RE: Paprikaboy Sep 11, 2013 02:06 PM

            The region seems spot on. Since I'm often at Waterloo, I may go in and ask them about it. Thanks.

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              Sharmila RE: zuriga1 Sep 14, 2013 09:57 AM

              It is effectively tamarind rice. My mum makes it a lot and it's one of my favourite dishes! I have a feeling I've had it at Rasa in Stoke Newington in the past but it was a long time ago.

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                zuriga1 RE: Sharmila Sep 14, 2013 11:29 AM

                I've found a few recipes on the Web for tamarind rice. One called for a puliyogare powder. Does your mum use that?

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                  Sharmila RE: zuriga1 Sep 14, 2013 12:08 PM

                  I need to dig out the recipe but she typically uses sambar powder, from what I remember. I don't know how authentic that is though.

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                    jadec RE: zuriga1 Sep 15, 2013 05:15 AM

                    I've never had this in a restaurant but make it using MTR Puliogare powder: http://www.amazon.com/MTR-Puliogare-P...
                    [I live in the US and this is available at the local Indian grocer.]

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              bulldog RE: zuriga1 Sep 17, 2013 02:42 AM

              Various types of pulihora are made throughout South India.
              The links below are from Andhra Pradesh:
              1) http://www.sailusfood.com/2008/10/30/....
              2) http://www.sailusfood.com/2009/08/22/...

              Bisi Bele Bath (Karnataka State

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