Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes )


Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes )

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This rice preparation is well-known all over south india, although there are likely to be mild variations in the way it is performed in various regions. Since most ingredients used in this recipe are dried or pre-processed spices, it remains good for a long time and is ideal to pack and take along when travelling.

Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes ) recipe - How to make Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Masala (makes Approx. 1/3 Cup)
1 1/2 tsp chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1 1/2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
3 to 4 whole dry Kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tsp sesame seeds (til)

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 tsp chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1/2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup tamarind (imli) pulp
2 1/2 cups cooked rice
salt to taste

Method
For the masala

    For the masala
  1. Heat a small pan, add all the ingredients and dry roast on a slow flame for 5 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  2. When cool, blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the peanuts and sauté on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till they turn light pink in colour while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the tamarind pulp, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the mixture thickens.
  4. Add the prepared masala, rice and salt and toss gently. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy297 cal
Protein8.1 g
Carbohydrates41 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat11.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A45.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B34.2 mg
Vitamin C0.4 mg
Folic Acid12.5 mcg
Calcium45.2 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.4 mg
Potassium97 mg
Zinc1.3 mg

Reviews

Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes )
 on 06 Sep 17 12:40 PM
5

Love this classic Tamarind Rice recipe.