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Hot Tamarind Rice Recipe

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Author :
On :
Friday, 27 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 2 cups -rice
  • 1 lemon-size ball - black Tamarind or 4 tbsp ready Tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 cup- sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup -coriander seeds
  • 10 -small Dried red chillies
  • 1/2 cup- raw Peanuts (skinned)
  • salt
  • 2 tsp -mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp -channa daal
  • 1 tsp- urad daal
  • few Curry leaves
  • 2 tsp -hing/ Asafoetida
  • 3 tbsp- oil
  • For additional flavour:
  • 1 tbsp- Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp -black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp- Ghee
  • How to Make Hot Tamarind Rice:

    1. Soak the tamarind in water for an hour and extract the juice (or use ready canned/ bottled tamarind pulp).
    2. Boil the rice in water till cooked and set aside to cook.
    3. Dry roast the sesame, coriander seeds and grind to a powder.
    4. Heat the ghee, fry the coriander and pepper seeds. Grind to a paste.
    5. Heat a saucepan with 2 tbsp oil and add all the seasoning items, nuts and daals.
    6. Fry for a minute on low, don't burn the dals.
    7. Add the extract and let it boil till the tamarind cooks well.
    8. Add the ground powder with salt and cook to semi-liquid state.
    9. Set aside to cool.
    10. Now, while mixing the rice and gravy, add the additional flavour paste to the rice.
    11. Add as much gravy as you need and mix gently with a tbsp of oil/butter/ghee. Adjust the gravy to taste.


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