Hot Tamarind Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 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

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