Tamarind Rice (instant)

This recipe excite me for two reasons , one the simple recipe that I have made it out to be..and second that I tried my hands at mirror photography, never mind that it does not stand out as the most exceptional one.

And a disclaimer, this is an instant version of your otherwise deliciously tasty recipe....but no compromise on the rice taste

1 cup rice
1 small lemon size tamarind ball , soaked in water
1 tbsp jaggery
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
2 tbsp peanuts
4-5 cashews nuts (optional)
1 tspn roasted sesame seeds powder
1 tspn red chilli powder
a sprig of curry leaves
1 tspn sesame seeds
1 tspn mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil
1) Cook rice with 2 cups of water using regular technique. I cooked it in pressure cooker
2) Remove the cooked rice and spread it in a large plate to cool down
3) In another pan, heat oil.
4) Add mustard seeds to the hot oil. Let it splutter
5) Add pinch of asafoetida, sesame seeds
6) Next add the curry leaves crushed with hands. Add turmeric & red chilli powder
7) Add the peanuts. Roast them till they are well roasted. They should appear reddish brown
8)Now add the cashew nuts and raost them till they are golden in color
9)Add the tamarind pulp (strained if contains veins and seeds) along with the jaggery
10) Add the sesame powder
11) Pour this mixture on the cooked rice and mix well

Serve with curd or rasam or just on it own

Sending this to Kalyani’s Magic Mingle


Shobha said…
Nothing can taste better than the freshly made masala..
Tamarind rice looks delicious.
Unknown said…
Wow super tempting....

Rajani said…
Cool click. Like it :)
Pavani said…
Love tamarind rice any time of the day.. Yours looks tangy & delicious.

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