Method of prepartion
1. Cook the rice beforehand and spread it in a flat vessel
2. Soak tamarind for 1/2 hour or heat up in microwave and leave it for few minutes. Then squeeze out the juice of it very hard and then start boil it in vessel with little water. At this point you can also add some peanuts to the tamarind juice while bringing it to boil. Boil it till it looses the raw smell of it.
Your tamarind pulihora is ready to serve.
Optional: You can also add curry leaves to tadka which will also taste nice.
Tip: This pulihora tastes better after preparation and leaving it aside for few hours. As the sourness of tamarind slowly gets soaked into and mixed up with rice slowly as time passes. We used to enjoy the actual taste of rice in the evening or as snack in the afternoon (when prepared in morning).