About Tamarind Rice Recipe: This tangy rice dish is made with channa and urad dals, infused with the flavor of tamarind pulp. Tamarind rice is actually a north Indian version of Pulihora or Puliyodharayi, where the term 'Puli' means something sour. Tamarind here is the sour ingredient. This is a perfect meal to cook when you want something light, easy and quick.
Ingredients of Tamarind Rice
2 Cups rice (cooked 'bite-like')
1/2 cup tamarind (made into pulp)
3 Whole red chillies
1/4 cup curry leaves
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal (dhuli)
1/4 tsp methi seeds
1/2 tsp red chillli powder
1 tbsp peanuts
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp gur
How to Make Tamarind Rice
1.Heat oil and roast peanuts along with both the dals.
2.Saute till the dals splutter and slightly coloured.
3.Now add curry leaves and whole red chillies.
4.Mix them well.
5.Add salt, hing, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute them well.
6.Add gur to the cooked mix and saute well. Now add the tamarind pulp to the mix and saute till it becomes a semi thick gravy.
7.Add cooked rice to the mix.
8.Saute it well so the rice is completely mixed with the cooked gravy.
9.Serve hot, garnished with a tamarind.
Key Ingredients: rice (cooked 'bite-like'), tamarind (made into pulp) , Whole red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida, mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal (dhuli), methi seeds, red chillli powder, peanuts, salt, turmeric powder, gur, Oil
Watch the step by step recipe of Tamarind Rice here: