Friday, March 25, 2011

Tamarind rice


1 1/2 tbsp tamarind in 1/4 to 1/2 cup hot water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tbsp urud dal
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
2 to 4 red dry chillie
1 green chillie sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp curry leaves
2 cups cooked rice at room temperature or chilled
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coriander leaves garnish
1 tbsp cashews roasted garnish

Leave the tamarind pulp in the hot water for about 10 minutes squeeze to take out the liquid, add more water and squeeze to remove more liquid and discard the pulp.

Heat oil in medium high heat add mustard seeds then add urud dal, asafoetida and red dried chillie. Lower the heat to medium, add green chillie, turmeric, curry leaves. Add the cooked chilled rice and press with a back of a spoon and keep stirring to make sure there are no lumps. Add salt and tamarind liquid, increase the heat and stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes until the spices are blended. Keep stirring the rice to make sure there are no clumps and to avoid burning the bottom of the rice.
Add the coriander leaves and mix. Garnish with cashews and serve hot.




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76 comments:

  1. Tangy and yummy rice,looks so delicious.

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  2. Amazingly flavorful rice, I love all the ingredients here, especially tamarind, nice!

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  3. Delicious and beautiful! Love your photo too!

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  4. My all time fav rice.Goes well with vadai.

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  5. Looks delicious!

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  6. Wow that's soo fantastic...yummy!

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  7. Tamarind rice looks delicious love this tangy and spicy one.

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  8. Tamarind Rice look to be awesome. Simple to prepare as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Recipe sounds great, gotta try this soon.

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  10. Looks great! I love all the spices and flavors in this.

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  11. Never had this kind of rice. Would love to give this a try!

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  12. wow...tamarind rice...definitely one of my favorites !

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  13. reminds me of kovil puli saadham. thanks for sending it my way and participating.

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  14. Yummy and healthy! Beautiful click too...

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  15. Perfect for lunch box... Tangy rice...

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  16. Delicious!!!! and i have started my event treat to eyes series-2. do participate:)

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  17. my favourite always..love it..looks yumm..

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  18. Ciao!!!:-)
    Che originale..nonl'ho mai assaggiato il tamarindo..dev'essere buonissimo!!Complimenti alla prossima:-)

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  19. Very conforting.....

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  20. My all time favourite...lovely recipe.

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  21. i love tamarind rice- yours look delicious!

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  22. What a wonderful side dish...I'd love a scoop :)

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  23. What a lovely, flavorful dish - don't need anything else but this.

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  24. one of my favorite...
    looks perfect dear :)

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  25. Love this!! Such a great dish - beautiful job, as always!!

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  26. HI,

    I have tried looking for your name to address. Not much Luck. :-) Tamarind Rice looks simple and elegant.

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  27. This rice looks and sounds delicious!!!! I have some ready to use tamarind-spice mix packages. If I use them, will the resul still be the same? Have a great weekend :)

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  28. dont remind me of this tongue tickling taste. so so good.

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  29. heydear thats a perfect meal........i prepare this the same way but add some freshly roasted coarsely ground sesame seeds.U can ground it in a pestle and mortar .Try it the next time and u will surely note the difference.

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  30. My All time favourite. looks yummy

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  31. Tamarind rice is one of my fav !!! Looks and sounds so delicious !!

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  32. Looks yummy, always a favorite. Thank you! for checking my blog.

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  33. This is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made...thnks !

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  34. i love this rice.. so easy and delicious.. nice picture..

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  35. very tempting one.All time fav food

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  36. Full pf flavorful, a bit tangy & easy to make...Im in love with this tamarind rice!!
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

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  37. Simply delicious tamarind rice..

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  38. Your photo looks scrumptious. Grand flavors - just looking at the tamarind rice makes me want to go shopping for ingredients.

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  39. Wow...that must be very tasty, looks amazing.

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  40. It doesnt get any better than this your photo says it all!!! delicious!

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  41. I do love coming to your blog, I learn so many things about spices I have never used! I would love to try that rice, I know my girls would certainly enjoy it!

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  42. This looks fabulous! I would clean this plate off in an instant!

    US Masala

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  43. I enjoy tamarind in many dishes e.g stews, curries but never tried cooking them with rice before.

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  44. Wow looks tangy and delicious!!

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  45. I have never had tamarind rice before...this looks so delectable!

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  46. yours rice look delicious! i like tamarind rice.

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  47. love the flavor of tamarind in rice..my mom use to make it for our 3 days long train journey..fell in love with these rice since then..

    Great click

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  48. My all time favorite recipe.

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  49. All time fav rice dish...your's looks so delicious..

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  50. flavorful rice, would love it as a main dish for dinner tonight.

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  51. this is on eof my all time favopurite.. looks delicious

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  52. This is one of my fave. rice recipe after coming to south India. And the spices you ave used are a little different, must try and let you know.

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  53. Wonderful rice dish, looks fantastic :)

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  54. looks delish! let me see if i can get some tamarind to try this out!

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  55. this tamarind rice sure goes well with "ayam masak merah" - the malay spicy tomato chicken and cucumber relish!

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  56. never tried tamarind rice but this looks so good

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