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Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 cup Rice, fine, long grain
  • ¼ cup Bengal Gram (split)
  • 2 nos. Lemon, Juice
  • 10 leaves Curry Leaf
  • 4 tbsps. Vegetable Oil, 2 twigs approx.
  • 2 tbsps. Black gram
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds (black)
  • 2 nos. Red Chilies
  • 2 nos. Green Chilies
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric, powder
  • 4 tbsps. Sesame Seeds, roasted and powdered
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash rice and Bengal gram dal together and cook adding enough water.
  • Make sure not to overcook.
  • Soak tamarind in enough water and squeeze out half a cup pulp. While rice is getting cooked rest of the ingredients can be made ready.
  • Boil the tarmarind juice till it becomes semi-thick.
  • Pour the cooked rice into a big bowl, add turmeric powder, two tablespoons oil, salt, tarmarind pulp and two twigs of curry leaves to the piping hot rice.
  • Heat oil in a medium size saucepan on low flame. When heated add black gram daal, mustard, cashew nuts/peanuts.
  • When golden, add red chillies, ginger, curry leaves, green chilies, asafoetida.
  • Remove from flame and add it to the rice. Mix thoroughly adding sesame powder and leave it covered for an hour to allow the rice to absorb the ingredients.
  • Comments


    use tamarind pulp....


    asafoetida(hing) has not been added tio it


    Where did TAMARIND come from when LEMON is mentioned in the ingredients? Funny.......


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    The Ingredients in this receipe mentions Lemon Juice and the Method has Tamrind juice. Please let us know what to use.