Continuing my post related to chitra pournami, I am posting this tamarind Rice. Please do take some time to read my post on chitra pournami.
Recipe for Tamarind Rice
Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Tamarind - Big lemon sized
Red Chillies - 10
Mustard Seed - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
Aesfoetida - 1/4 tsp
Channa Dhal - 1 tsp
Groundnut - 1 handful
Cashew - few
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 4
Mustard - 1 tsp
Cook the rice with 1 tsp of gingelly oil added.
Cool down the rice in wide vessel.
Dry roast the items mentioned to grind and grind it to a smooth paste.
Take a thick extract of tamarind juice and add turmeric powder to it.
In a hard bottomed kadai, add this tamarind juice and keep stirring, till the raw smell goes off and thick base is got.
In a wok, heat 3 tbsp of gingelly oil. Add all the seasoning items one by one and saute till the groundnut and channa dhal are fried properly.
Add this seasoning and ground powder to the cooled rice and mix well.
Add a little tamarind paste and mix well. Add salt and check for the taste.
Accordingly adjust the tangy or spice level. If you feel its not so spicy, you can roast few more chillies in gingelly oil and add to it.
Serve it with potato chips or plantain chips.