Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tamarind rice

It is a delicious South Indian recipe.
  1. Uncooked rice 1 cup/Boiled Plain rice 2
  2. Chana dal 1/4 tbsp
  3. Washed Urad dal 1/2 tbsp
  4. Red whole chili 2 pcs
  5. sesame seeds 1/2 tbsp
  6. Black Mustard Seeds 1 tbsp
  1. Tamarind juice 1/4 to 1/2cup (according to your taste )
  2. Chili powder 1/2 tbsp
  3. Coriander Powder 1/2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder 1/8 tbsp
  5. Chopped green chili 2 pcs
  6. Onion 1 small
  7. Asefotida(hing) 1/8 tsp (optional)
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Sugar 1/4 to 1/2 tbsp
  10. Oil 3tbsp
  1. Roasted/ Fried peanuts 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  2. Chopped green coriander leaves
Boiled rice:-
  • Soak rice into water for 30 min.
  • Pour double quantity of water into Pan,let it comes to a boil & add soaked rice.
  • cook for 10 to 15 min on medium flame.
  • when it’s almost cooked ,drain the excess water.
Tamarind Juice or paste:-
  • Soak seedless Tamarind into warm water for 15 to 30 mins & extract the juice.Method:-
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add oil then add whole chillies,let them fry for few seconds so that they can release flavour into the oil.
  • Add Mustard seeds & let them crackle then n dd chana dal ,cook it for 30-45 sec then add urad dal ,Sesame seeds& let them cook on slow flame until they turn into golden color.(this will add very nice crunchy flavour to the dish)
  • Add Turmeric powder,let it cook for few seconds ,add tamarind juice.
  • Then add coriander powder,cumin powder & chili powder & salt.
  • cook this gravy Until it starts loosing out oil.
  • Now add boiled rice & mix it properly 5-10 mins on medium flame.
  • The Delicious Tamarind rice is ready to serve. garnish with coriander leaves & peanuts.
  • Ready made or homemade Tamarind paste can be prepared in advance instead of using tamarind juice.
  • Don’t overcook rice.

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