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Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: Online Bookmarked Recipes Dish: Cranberry Pulihora For the final week of blogging marathon, I chose to do 'Online Bookmarked Recipes'. I thought this will be a great way to try and make some of the dishes from my ever-growing bookmarked recipes. It was quite a task to decide on the 3 dishes for this week. Finally based on the ingredients in the fridge and pantry I made 3 delicious dishes. First up is this colorful Cranberry Pulihora that I bookmarked from Usha's blog. Using cranberries to give the required tartness/ sourness to...


23 serving

Total time

60 minutes





  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 2 tsp chana dal
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies
  • 0.25 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 ginger
  • 3 chilies
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • 0.25 tsp Fenugreek
  • 0.25 tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt


  1. Cook rice, make sure that the grains are separate and not mushy. Remove the rice into a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool.
  2. Heat 2tbsp oil in a saute pan; add chana dal, urad dal and peanuts. Once the dals start to turn golden, add mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add dry red chili and asafoetida.
  3. Next add green chilies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry for 1 minute.
  4. Next add the chopped cranberries, turmeric and ground fenugreek. Cook covered until cranberries are cooked and turn almost mushy.
  5. Add the cranberry mixture and salt to the cooled rice. Gently mix to combine, make sure not to break the rice.