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Tamarind is a popular rice recipe of the south India. Tamarind or imli as it known otherwise makes this dish tangy.


2 cups basmathi rice
1/2 cup tamarind juice
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp jaggery powder
1 tsp fenugreek
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp channa dhal
6 red chilly
100 gms sesame oil(as needed)
a bunch of curry leaves
1 tsp peanuts

How to make tamarind rice:

  • Pressure Cook the rice and spread on a plate. keep aside.
  • Heat the non-stick skillet add fenugreek and asafoetida dry fry (without oil) for a minute.
  • Grind this into a fine powder. Set aside.
  • To the tamarind juice add salt, turmeric powder, jaggery, ground powder of fenugreek and asafoetida.
  • Fry mustard, red chillies, channa dhal, peanuts and curry leaves in sesame oil.
  • Pour into the tamarind juice mixture.
  • Boil tamarind juice till it reaches thick gravy form and until oil comes out with good flavour.
  • Add cooked tamarind gravy to the rice.
  • Pour in 1 tsp. of oil, if needed. Mix well and serve.

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