Friday, November 8, 2013

Tamarind Rice

One day I was thinking what to make for quick lunch. I had cooked rice in the fridge and didn't wanted to eat that with same old way so I was looking for the recipe of Tamarind rice, because I never tried that one and wanted to make it for small batch so I can taste it and If I like it I can share it with you all. Found one authentic recipe and made it without fuss. Turned to be so flavorful rice dish that I am now a big fan of Tamarind rice. Now I make sure that I have leftover rice so I can make this again and again, its perfect for kids lunch box too.  Saved something for huby and he was fell in love with that too BTW he don't eat white rice so It's my pleasure to share this dish with you all.


Make a powder of

1/2 tsp. chana dal (Split yellow lentils)
1/2 tsp. Urad dal (Split black gram)
1 tsp. Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. peppercorn
1/2 tsp. Fennel seeds
5-6 curry leaves
2 dried red chilies

Roast these all ingredients in dry pan till nice aroma come. Cool it and then grind it in a fine powder.

Other Ingredients:

3 cups cooked rice
2 tsp. oil
1/2 tsp. Mustard seeds
2 dried red chili
4 -6 curry leaves
2 tbsp. Peanuts
1/2 tsp. chana dal
1/4 tsp. Turmeric Powder
salt to taste
1 cup of  tamarind water (dilute paste in one hot cup of water)
2 tbsp. Roasted and grind powder


Heat a oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when its crackle add curry leaves , dry red chili, after few seconds add peanuts, chana dal. Roast for 1 minute.
add tamarind water.

Add roasted powder, turmeric powder, salt. If you cooked rice with salt, don't add it for rice only for other ingredients.
Mix and cook till it become nice paste.
Then Add cold and cooked rice and mix thoroughly.
Enjoy as it is or with pickle or yogurt or any curry dish.
Inspired from here.
Hearth & Soul Hop

gayathris's page and Sahasra page


  1. feel to relish it rite favorite

  2. Oh ma what what flavorful rice.Thinking of tamarind is making me drool.

  3. Yum to this sour rice, which we also call as Puli Sooru, usually made to be offered to god.

    1. Thanks Nava for this info and constant supporter of me.

  4. Very flavorful and delicious rice preparation !

  5. love this tangy rice with some pappad

  6. delicious rice, yup me too hv with yogurt....

  7. such a flavourful rice...goes well with papad and curd

  8. I love this rice, in my home we make puliogare atleast once a week. Such an delicious rice it is. Am glad you made one :)

  9. I love uskey saath kuch bhi de do ,kuch mila do hum chup chaap kha lengey :D

  10. I am always looking for recipes that can use up leftover rice .. this is a good option.

  11. Oh see the big list of ingredients.I do simple tamarind rice .but you took some effort for doing such a flavorful tamarind rice.

  12. Such a tasty looking rice. Just wonderful!!!

  13. Linsy, thanking this bloggosphere, for trying out different cuisines..Loved your version too!!

  14. Loved ur version of Pulihore... I make it the Andhra way... Lovely

  15. This is one of my favorites..loved it

  16. Delicious tamarind rice Love it Linsy.

  17. I like Tamrind rice for its taste and flavors..When I was staying in Hyderabad, I was lucky to have neighbours who shared authentic Tamrind rice (and other delicacies) with us..
    You have totally tempted me to make this..

  18. Yummy & tasty rice. Thanks for linking.


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