Naina Singhania

Tamarind Rice

Makes- 2 cups


For the Rice Masala:

  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Chana Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds

For the Rice :

  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • 1 ½ cups cooked Rice
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil/vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chana Dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind pulp
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • pinch of Asafoetida


For the Rice Masala

  • Heat a small pan and add dry red chillies, sesame seeds, chana dal, urad dal and coriander seeds and roast until golden brown.

For the Rice

  • Remove from heat and let it cool down. Now grind the masala in a grinder. The masala powder is ready.
  • Heat a deep pan and add coconut oil. Add rest of the ingredients except tamarind pulp for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.

Now add tamarind pulp and salt, add the masala powder, rice. Toss well, and serve hot.