Wash and soak poha for 2 mins and then squeeze extra water from them and set aside. Wash and soak tamarind for half cup of water for 5 mins and then squeeze out the juice and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add popu ingredients and fry, once done add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and fry for a while. Then add turmeric powder, tamarind juice, salt, jaggery to this and bring to a boil.
Once the tamarind mixture turns thick, then add squeezed poha and mix well until well combined. Now tamarind poha/atukula pulihora is ready to serve. Offer the tamarind poha as naivedyam to Lord Sri Krishna during krishnashtami festival.