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Pulihora (Tamarind Rice)

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Rice
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 cups 480g / 16ozRice
5 tablespoons 75mlTamarind extract
2 tablespoons 30mlSplit Bengal gram dal
1/2 cup 118mlPeanuts
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlMustard seeds
5   Dried red chiles
4   Green chiles
8   Black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlTurmeric powder
1/2 cup 118mlOil
5 cups 1185mlWater
1   Coriander leaves
20   Curry leaves
1 tablespoon 15mlSesame seeds - powdered
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAsafetida
  Salt - to taste

Recipe Instructions

In a large bowl, add water and rice and cook until well done. Remove from heat and in a wide, large bowl spread out the rice. Add turmeric, half of the curry leaves and three tablespoons of oil to the rice and mix thoroughly. Keep it aside.

Meanwhile in a skillet, heat remaining oil on low heat. To this add black mustard seeds, split Bengal gram, red chile, pepper corns and peanuts. When the Bengal gram turns light brown, add coriander leaves, remaining curry leaves, asafetida, sliced green chiles and tamarind extract. Stir well. Remove from heat. Now add salt and sesame seed powder to the skillet and add it all to the bowl containing rice. Mix thoroughly. Serve with plain yogurt.

Note: You can adjust the amount of tamarind extract according to your taste.

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