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By: Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Filed in Rice Dishes

Serves 4 people

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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.
  • Latest Comments

    By on 10/17/2014 7:41:00 AM

    use tamarind pulp....

    By N.ANANTHA PADMANABHAN on 9/13/2009 2:15:00 AM

    asafoetida(hing) has not been added tio it

    By Leo on 2/28/2008 7:54:00 PM

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

    By Rashmi Murthy on 9/26/2005 10:24:00 AM

    Thanks a lot, Khanakhazana. U'v made my life a whole lot easier by giving us all these wonderful recipies at our fingertips. I am student of MTECH & being in hostel, i invariably had to cook. With Khanakhazana to help me, its a bliss to cook

    By mini on 9/26/2005 10:24:00 AM

    thanks for this and your other great recipes on this website. i was amazed to find so many different recipes that were surprisingly simple and easy to cook ! I always loved to cook but never knew what to cook,I ran out of recipes so soon, that within a week, i 'd not want to cook anything ! But now I have the great ideas, thanks to you!

    By Michelle on 5/29/2003 3:43:00 AM

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


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