Thursday, July 17, 2008

TAMARIND RICE

TAMARIND RICE
Ingredients

1 cup rice
1 lemon size tamarind
1/4 small piece of asafoetide
1/2 t fenugreek seeds
1 t urad dal
1 t channa dal
1/2 t muster seeds
3-4 cashwnuts
4-6 peanutes
5-6 dry red chilli whole
1/4 t turmeric powder
few curry leaves
1/4 t small Asafoetida
salt to taste
1 t ghee
2-3 t til oil(gingelly oil ,sesame oil)

METHOD

  • Add 2 drop of til oil and salt to the rice and prepare rice as for boiled rice and keep aside
  • Soak tamarind in 1 /2 cup water and Extract juice.and add a pinch of turmeric and salt keep aside
  • Heat little ghee fry the cashwnuts and peanuts golden brown .remove and keep for garnishing ,In the same oil roast fenugreekseeds,asafoetide,channa dal and uraddal fry for few minutes and remove from fire and powdered it .keep aside
  • Heat 1 t til oil fry 1/4 t channadal,5 red chill whole it get golden colour add turmeric powder and curry leaves fry few minutes .remove and pour this seasoning over the rice and mix well
  • Heat remaining til oil add mustard seeds when they splutter add one red chilli whole and a pinch of turmeric powder ,a pinch of hing (asafoetide)and pour the tamarind juice in to the seasonings and cook the tamarind till thick and the oil separate.
  • Add the rice in this mixture and add sprinkle the fenugreek masala powder and mix well .keep on simmer on fire for few minutes and remove
  • Garnish with cashwnuts and peanute serve hot with potato chips

TAMARIND PULP
You make this tamarind pulp and keep on refrigerator ,when mix in to the leftover rice you make ready to make tamarind rice.
Ingredients
one big lemon size Tamarind
1/2 t fenugreek seeds
4-6 red chilli whole ,2-3 pepper corns
1 t urad dal
1 t channa dal
1/4 t mustard seed
2-3 pinch of asafoedida
salt to taste
METHOD

  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water and Extract juice and add a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida and salt keep aside
  • roast fenugreek seeds,pepper corns golden brown and keep aside
  • heat little oil in a pan add the 4 red chilli whole fry for few minutes ,remove and add the roasted fenugreek seeds , little salt ,pepper corns and powdered it
  • heat oil add mustard seeds when they splutter add uraddal,channa dal and remain red chilli whole,asafoetide fry for few minutes and add the Tamarind juice bring to boil for 10 minutes till the tamarind thicken and add the fenugreek powder mix well simmer for few minutes till the tamarind cook and oil separate and get thick paste.keep on airtight bottle.

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