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Tamarind Rice Recipe

Tamarind Rice
How to make Tamarind Rice

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.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

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
  • Oil

How to Make Tamarind Rice

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Heat oil and roast peanuts along with both the dals.
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Saute till the dals splutter and slightly coloured.
Now add curry leaves and whole red chillies.
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Mix them well.
Add salt, hing, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute them well.
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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.
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Add cooked rice to the mix.
Saute it well so the rice is completely mixed with the cooked gravy.
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Serve hot, garnished with a tamarind.
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