Tamarind Rice From Char's Kitchen!

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READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat a skillet on medium flame.
  2. Pour in the water, salt, turmeric powder and stir in the rice very gently.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Lower flame, partially cover, and cook till all the water has been absorbed by the rice.
  5. Don't overcook the rice.
  6. Keep aside.
  7. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium flame.
  8. Toss in the cumin and mustard seeds.
  9. Allow to sizzle and splutter.
  10. Once they stop, add the red chillies, curry leaves, bay leaf and peanuts.
  11. Stir-fry briefly for 10-15 seconds until the nuts turn lightly brown and the curry leaves are aromatic.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Add this to the rice alongwith the tamarind juice and jaggery, if using.
  14. Mix gently.
  15. Sprinkle a few drops of water on top, then cover the container with a lid and allow to cook on simmer for 8 minutes, stirring once in between.
  16. This will help to make all the awesome flavours of the seasoning and the tamarind juice blend well into the cooked rice.
  17. Remove from heat.
  18. Serve hot.

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