Posted: 13 March 2014 at 5:36pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by sparkling_gems
I need recipe of tamarind rice once I had had at Tirupati temple as prasad. That was so yummy... the taste is still in my mouth. Pls help me to find the recipe.
You will need Puliyogre (Tamarind rice) paste or powder. MTR brand is good or any local brand should be fine. Make rice with 2 cups rice and 4 cups water. that is 1 : 2 ratio. Rice should not be mushy, the grains should be separate, so using less water helps. Let it cool completely. If you use a pressure cooker one whistle should be enough.
Take a tbsp. of oil in a small wok. heat it. add mustard, curry leaves, peanuts. When the peanuts turn reddish brown turn off heat. Add about 2 tbsp. of the tamarind paste/powder. If you have rasam powder handy adding a tsp of it gives a nice flavor. now mix it to the rice with light hands.
making your own tamarind rice paste is very tedious but always better to make to avoid all those additives used in ready made ones.