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Tender Tamarind Rice

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Tender Tamarind Rice Recipe, How To Make Tender Tamarind Rice Recipe

The young tender tamarind has a subtle tart flavor without being overly bitter or sour Quite a few delicacies are prepared with these sour tamarinds in Andhra cuisine.This is a well-known and favorite rice dish amongst the Iyengars of South India enhanced with sesame oil and fresh coconut. Suitable for breakfast and lunch time.

Tender Tamarind Rice

Tender tamarind rice is a awesome flavorful rice having an earthy savor and zest. Tender Tamarind Rice is an exceptional rice preparati... Read More..

About Recipe

How to make Tender Tamarind Rice

(11 ratings)
8 reviews so far
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
15 mins
Tender Tamarind Rice
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Raw tamarind
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : February 04, 2019


Ingredients used in Tender Tamarind Rice
• Tender tamarind pieces - 6-8 numbers.
• Sesame seed oil - 1 tablespoon.
• Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Red chillies - 3-4 numbers.
• Peanuts - 25 grams.
• Chana dal - 1 tea spoon.
• Urad dal - 1 tea spoon.
• Green chillies (slit) - 5-6 numbers.
• Asafoetida - 1 pinch.
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Curry leaves - 2-3 springs.
• Salt - to taste.
• Coconut (freshly grated) - 2-3 tablespoons.
• Rice(cooked) - 1 cup.
• Oil - 2-4 tablespoons.
Method:
  • Take tender tamarind, put in a blender and grind to coarse paste.
  • Heat some sesame seed oil in a pan and when it gets hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, even add red chilies, peanuts and fry well until the peanuts are cooked but not burnt.
  • Add chana dal, split urad dal, slit green chilies, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves. Stir the ingredients well.
  • To it, add the ground tender tamarind paste, salt and mix well.
  • Add freshly grated coconut (optional) and mix well.
  • At last, add in the cooked rice, mix it again well and serve it hot.





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Tender Tamarind Rice

Tender tamarind rice is a awesome flavorful rice having an earthy savor and zest. Tender Tamarind Rice is an exceptional rice preparation because of its unique taste of tartness and sourness of the tender tamarind mixed with few seasoning added to the cooked rice. This rice variety is extremely tasty yummy and distinctive to taste. The sourness of the tender tamarind which gets well infused into the rice on tempering gives a fantastic tangy, spicy taste to the palate.

Tamarind rice is popularly known as Pulihora, Puliyodhare or Chitrannam that is generally prepared in most South Indian states. They are umpteen ways of preparing this dish. The name itself signifies that Puli means tamarind or sour. Pulihora is a significant dish specially prepared during festivals and auspicious occasions or served in most south Indian temples as ‘prasad’ (offering to god).

Recipe:  Tender Tamarind Rice

Ingredients:

  1. Tender Tamarind pieces          -       6-8 nos
  2. Sesame seed oil                          -       1 tbsp
  3. Mustard seeds                            -       ½ tsp
  4. Red chilies -       3-4 nos
  5. Peanuts                                        -       25 gms
  6. Chana dal                                    -       1 tsp
  7. Urad dal                                       -       1 tsp
  8. Green Chillies, slit                     -       5-6 nos
  9. Hing                                              -       pinch
  10. Turmeric powder                        -       ¼ tsp
  11. Curry leaves                                 -       2-3 sprigs
  12. Salt                                                 -       to taste
  13. Freshly grated coconut             -       2-3 tbsp
  14. Rice, cooked                                -       1 bowl

Directions:

  1. Take tender tamarind, put in a blender and grind to coarse paste.
  2. Heat some sesame seed oil in a pan and when it gets hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add red chilies, peanuts and fry well until the peanuts are cooked but not burnt.
  3. Add chana dal, urad dal, slit green chilies, hing, turmeric powder and curry leaves. Stir the ingredients well.
  4. Add the ground tender tamarind paste, salt and sauté well.
  5. Add freshly grated coconut (optional) and mix well.
  6. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.

Tender tamarind rice is fast to cook and simple yet truly appetizing. The pieces of raw tamarind pods are crushed to paste and mixed with a sizzling tempering of mustard seeds, red chilies, curry leaves, green chilies, peanuts, chana dal, urad dal, hing and freshly grated coconut sautéed in sesame oil and added to the cooked rice. The sweet taste of freshly grated coconut balances well the flavors of tart and sourness hence keeping the dish well balanced with the mixed flavors of sour, spicy, salty and sweet together.

Peanuts and other dals add crunchy and nutty taste to the bite. This rice is best eaten accompanied with vadiyalus/ vadiyams or wafers. Tender tamarind rice is the ideal dish and a good stimulant for a dead tongue as its high sour taste would give a dashing kick to the palate. This dish is also wholesome dish and can be eaten on its own. The combination of varied ingredients not only makes this rice dish a sumptuous deal for the stomach but also a great feast for the eyes. An amazing dish with an exceptional taste that you all must try! The tamarind rice makes a great picnic meal and also preferred during to be taken during travel.

Tamarind offers several nutritional benefits and is a powerhouse of various compounds essential for good health.  It is high in tartaric acid hence give a sour taste and is packed with antioxidant that protects the body from deadly free radicals. If you do wish to look out for many more appetizing and exotic recipes, feel free to click at  www.vahrehvah.com

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NragedXX Posted on Fri Oct 03 2014

Looks fantastic chef!!!!!?

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lacelailaful Posted on Fri Oct 03 2014

Mr thumma again a confusing title.Please be careful how you name your recipe.Green tamarind/baby tamarind rice would confuse people less.I would request subtitles too.sometimes I find the accent difficult to understand.thanks?

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dnaiob320 Posted on Fri Oct 03 2014

More tender i.e. green\red tamarind recipes please!!! Yesterday only I was browsing your channel and then whole YouTube for tender tamarind recipes and then you uploaded this. Thank you so much. Cant wait for the chutney recipe.!!!!!!?

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Drasti chaudhari Posted on Fri Oct 03 2014

am definitely going to try this! thank you!?

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hirundine Posted on Sat Oct 04 2014

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RedzDevil07 Posted on Thu Oct 23 2014

dingchick-dingchik... lol?

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Mukthar Mohammad Posted on Tue Nov 25 2014

Puli puli?

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Prema Sridharan Posted on Tue Jan 12 2016

You are such a great teacher chef! Simply love your cooking style!!!!?

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