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Puliyodharai (Tamarind rice)

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Rice
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

400   Rice
  Salt to taste
50   Tamarind
200   Or more water
50   Urad dal
50   Chana dal
20   Red chiles
150   Mustard oil
1 teaspoon 5mlAsafetida
  A pinch of mustard seeds
  A few peppercorns
  A pinch of turmeric powder
1   Green chile
  A small piece of ginger - julienne
  A few sprigs curry leaves - chopped

Recipe Instructions

COOK the rice with salt to taste, until just done and cool.

Soak tamarind in 200 ml. water and extract the pulp. Roast urad dal, chana dal and red chiles separately and grind to a coarse powder.

Heat oil. Add asafetida, mustard seeds, peppercorns, turmeric powder, green chiles, ginger and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds crackle, add tamarind pulp, powdered masala and salt to taste. Cook until all the water evaporates and the mixture thickens.

Add the tamarind masala to the rice and mix well until the rice is well coated with the masala. Cover and serve hot. Garnish the rice with fried cashew nuts or groundnuts.

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