Chintapandu Pulihora | Tamarind Rice
Being a North Indian I have a thing for the South Indian dishes and they always fascinate me. Such as in this dish I totally loved the sour and sweet taste of the rice and had a wonderful and filling lunch. I am now going to make the tamarind gojju for a couple of servings and store it in the refrigerator. So whenever there are going to be some leftover rice I can simply relish this tamarind rice anytime I would want to.
Blogging Marathon#70 Week 1 / Day 2
Theme– Cooking for One
Dish– Chintapandu Pulihora
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 dry red chilli,broken
1 teaspoon chana dal
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 tablespoon peanuts
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
a pinch asafetida
1 green chilli ,chopped
few curry leaves( I did not use)
2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon jaggery,grated
2 cups cooked rice
Heat oil in a pan and add dry red chillies, mustard seeds and asafetida. Stir and add curry leaves if using, urad dal, chana dal and peanuts.
Saute until peanuts are roasted. Add turmeric powder, salt, jaggery and green chillies. Stir and add tamarind paste and 1/2 cup of water. Cook until it starts thickening.
Remove from heat and gently combine it with cooked rice.
Serve and enjoy.
Serve -1 Cooking time-15 minutes