Quick Tamarind Rice

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - rice
  • 50 g - tamarind
  • Sufficient water to cook the rice
  • salt to taste
  • To roast:
  • 8-10 - red chillies
  • 2 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp - sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • For seasoning:
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - split gram dal
  • 1/2 tsp - asafoetida powder
  • 6 - red chillies (halved)
  • 1.5 tbsp - fried peanuts (halved)
  • 12-15 - fresh curry leaves

How to Make Quick Tamarind Rice

  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
  • Cook the rice in sufficient water with salt.
  • Drain out the water when the rice is three-fourth done and each grain is separate.
  • Spread the rice in a large plate and allow it to cool.
  • Roast red chillies, coriander seeds, sesame seeds and cumin seeds on a low flame till aromatic.
  • Dry grind them.
  • Boil the tamarind in two cups water with a dash of salt for about 10-15 minutes and extract the juice.
  • For seasoning:
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Add mustard seeds and split gram dal.
  • When they splutter add asafoetida powder, halved red chillies, peanuts and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds.
  • Add the tamarind juice, powdered spices and mix well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes till oil separates and gradually add it to the cooked rice.
  • Mix gently and serve hot.

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