Instant tamarind rice | how to make tamarind rice mix | Sreelakshmikitchen

Instant tamarind rice | how to make tamarind rice mix is with detailed video and photo recipe. It is also known as इमली राइस in hindi language and புளியோதரை in tamil language.instant tamarind rice

Tamarind rice is a rice-based dish prepared with tamarind and spices. It is an instant recipe and the instant mix can be stored for many days. It is prepared in indian style. Tamarind rice is also known as puliyodharai in tamil language.

In this instant tamarind rice recipe, the rice is first cooked separately in a pressure cooker. Here, the tamarind pulp is broken into pieces, dry roasted and ground to a powder. Later the cooked rice is mixed with the spice mixture.

Instant tamarind rice | how to make tamarind rice mix with step by step video recipe (youtube) is below.

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            Instant tamarind rice | how to make tamarind rice mix 

Cooking time: In less than 10 minutes

Serves: 3-4



1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

For cooking raw rice:

  • Rice / चावल / அரிசி – 1 cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் – 1 ¼ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Cooking oil/vegetable oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 1 tsp

 For ground powder 1:

  • Coriander seeds / धनिया के बीज / கொத்தமல்லி விதைகள் – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal / उड़द की दाल / உளுத்தம் பருப்பு  – ¾ tsp
  • Chana dal / चना दाल / கடலை பருப்பு – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek / मेथी बीज / வெந்தயம் – ¼ tsp
  • Hing powder/asafoetida / हिंग / பெருங்காயம் – ¼ tsp
  • Red chillies / लाल मिर्च / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் – 5

 For ground powder 2:

  •  Tamarind / इमली / புளி– medium lemon size
  • Salt /  नमक / உப்பு – required
  • Red chillies /  लाल मिर्च / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் – 5

For preparing tamarind rice:

  • Sesame/gingelly oil / तिल का तेल / நல்லெண்ணெய் – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Mustard / सरसों / கடுகு – ½ tsp
  • Chana dal / चना दाल / கடலை பருப்பு – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal / उड़द की दाल / உளுத்தம் பருப்பு – ½ tsp
  • Groundnuts/peanuts / मूंगफली / வேர்கடலை (skin less) – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves / करी पत्ते / கறிவேப்பிலை – few
  • Turmeric powder/  हल्दी पाउडर / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ½ tsp

While mixing:

  • Sesame/gingelly oil / तिल का तेल / நல்லெண்ணெய்   – ¾ tbsp
  • Jaggery powder / गुड़ पाउडर / வெல்லம் தூள் – 1 ½ tsp

 For cooking raw rice:

  1. Cook the rice with water and cooking oil (1 tsp) with vent weight for 15 minutes at high flame (I have used 5 ½ litre aluminium cooker and cooked for 3 whistles). The cooked rice should be separate and not mushy.

For Instant tamarind rice mix:

  1. Dry roast the chana dal, fenugreek, coriander seeds, urad dal, hing powder and red chillies in a kadai for 2-3 minutes at medium-high flame (until the dal changes slightly brown). Turn off the flame and grind it to a powder. Ground powder 1 is ready.
  2. Fragment/break the tamarind pulp (into small pieces) using hands.
  3. Dry roast the tamarind, red chillies and required salt until the moisture in the tamarind goes off (it took for 5-6 minutes at medium flame). Turn off the flame. Grind it to a powder. Ground powder 2 is ready.
  4. Mix ground powder 1 and ground powder 2.
  5. Roast the mustard seeds with the sesame oil (1 ¼ tbsp) until it crackles in a pan at medium flame.
  6. Then, add the chana dal (1 tsp), urad dal (½ tsp), ground nuts and curry leaves to it and sauté for 2 minutes.
  7. Add turmeric powder to it and sauté for 30 seconds. Turn off the flame. Mixture 1 is ready.
  8. Mix the ground powder 1, ground powder 2 and mixture 1 together. The instant mix is ready to use and can be stored under refrigeration for many days.

For preparing tamarind rice:

  1. Add sesame oil (¾ tbsp) to the cooked rice.
  2. Add the prepared instant mix and jaggery powder to it. Mix it well. Serve hot. Enjoy with avial. You may like our lemon rice and coconut rice.
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