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Tamarind Rice Recipe

(South Indian Rice Recipe)

Tamarind rice
   Tamarind rice ingredients:   
  •  Big lemon size raw tamarind                   
  •  2 cups cooked rice                                
  •  ¼ tsp turmeric powder           
  •   a pinch of asafoetida   
  •  2 tbsp gingelly oil           
  •  Salt to taste 
  Powder Ingredients:
  • 5 red chillies or to taste 
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds 
  • ½ tsp fenugreek 
  Garnishing Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds  
  • 1 tsp urad dal                          
  • 1 tsp channa dal                     
  • 3 tsp peanuts (optional)          
  • 10 cashew nuts                   
  • Few curry leaves 

   tamarind rice



Tamarind rice preparation: 

  • Soak tamarind in water for 30 mins. 
  • Extract the juice from the tamarind and keep it aside. 
  • Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and roast the powder ingredients. 
  • Remove from the pan and let it cool for sometime. 
  • Then grind to a fine powder and keep aside. 
  • In the same pan add 2 tsp of oil and roast all the garnishing ingredients. 
  • Remove from the pan and keep it aside. 
  • Add the remaining oil in the same pan and heat. 
  • Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and tamarind extract. 
  • Cook on medium flame till the semi liquid consistency reaches. 
  • Remove from the flame and let it cool for some time. 
  • Finally mix gently the rice with garnishing ingredients, ground powder and required quantity of cooked tamarind juice. 
  • Serve with potato chips, papad or potato roast.                                 

Prep&cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 2-3


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