Tamarind Rice

I was never able to get this recipe the way it should be until my very good friend Kala gave me her secret. And now I get it the way I like it. Thanks Kala!


1 cup Cooked Rice
1/2 cup Tamarind juice - I use 1/2 tsp Tamarind Concentrate mixed with 1/2 cup water
2 tblsp Oil
1 tsp Urad Dal
1/2 cup Peanuts
8-10 Curry leaves
2-3 green chillies
a pinch of hing / Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Rai / Mustard seeds
Salt to taste

Serves 2-3


1. Heat oil in a pan and add rai, Urad dal and fry for 1 min.

2. Add curry leaves, green chillies, peanuts, hing and Tamarind Juice. Simmer and let it boil till the oil leaves.

3. Remove from stove and add salt, cooked rice and mix well.


• Tamarind Rice tastes better with time. So make it ahead of time. This lets the tamarind juice seep into the rice giving it the right flavor.

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