Tamarind Rice

Tamarind Rice

i am perfectly content with plain basmati rice, possibly moderately decorated with some melted butter and fresh lime juice. I just adore rice that a great deal. Rice lover that i am though, I do experience taking a chunk more time to create a rice advent that critically competes for the wow factor of the meal.

and i ought to suggest this memorable enjoy of best textures and flavors tailored barely from my relied on reproduction of Dakshin, a glorious collection of conventional vegetarian south Indian recipes


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2/three cup uncooked cashew pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 generous tablespoons selfmade tamarind chutney
  • garnish powder reserved from making the tamarind chutney
  • Tempering:
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon yellow break up peas or chana dal, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon skinless urad dal, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon asafetida
  • handful of dried curry leaves


  1. very well rinse the rice in a quality strainer. switch to bowl, cowl with water, graceful it round some times, then drain and repeat till the water is exceptionally clear and no longer cloudy. Drain another time, then cover with water and soak the rice for 20 mins. Drain and set apart to dry in a strainer for 15 mins.
  2. switch the rice to medium saucepan and add 2 cups of water. convey to a boil, lessen the heat to low, cover, and simmer undisturbed for 20 minutes or till the liquid is absorbed. cast off from warmth and permit stand for 5 mins. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  3. meanwhile, toast the cashew portions in an unoiled skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring or tossing regularly, for 10 minutes or until the cashew pieces are golden brown. do away with and set apart.
  4. when the rice has cooled, pour the sesame oil over the rice, upload the turmeric and salt, and mix properly.
  5. For the tempering, warmness 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a heavy frying pan. when hot, add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, asafetida and the curry leaves, and stir for 30 seconds or until the mustard seeds flip gray and begin to pop. upload the toasted cashew portions and hold to stir for every other few minutes. Pour the tempering into the rice, upload the tamarind chutney, and blend till properly mixed.
  6. Serve at room temperature, garnishing each serving with a sprinkle of the tamarind chutney garnish powder