Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tamarind Rice

As i told earlier, our blogging marathon took a new avatar this time and from this month onwards, we guys will be running 3 days of non stop blogging. I have already run three weeks of blogging marathon, this week i choosed an interesting theme called cooking with readymade stuffs. Being a passionate cook, i love cooking food from scratch,but somehow sometimes i love foods prepared quickly with readymade stuffs.

Last year,when we went to India, i couldnt stop myself buying many store bought spice powders for making different dishes, obviously we came back here with loads of readymade spice powders. One among those spice powders was this tamarind rice powder, initially i dont want to pick this powder. But my H was surprised to see this spice powder and insisted me to get them by saying may be a day he will make some tamarind rice with this readymade spice powder. But it never happened coz he dont have enough time to cook also he was quite busy with his office stuffs. When i choosed this cooking with readymade stuffs, i immediately wanted to finish this powder and prepared few days back this tamarind rice. Seriously this spice powder is super handy,prefect for bachelors and definitely very quick to prepare your rice.Do check the other marathoners running this 17th edition of blogging marathon here.



2cups Cooked rice
3nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Mustards seeds+urad dal
1tsp Channadal
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
3tbsp Aachi's Tamarind rice powder
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil,let fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,channadal,curry leaves,dry red chillies and asafoetida powder until they turns brown.

Add the cooked rice, tamarind rice powder, toss everything gently and put off the stove.

Serve this yummy tangy rice after an hour with any side dish of your choice.

54 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Love Tamarind Rice.. Looks delicious..
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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

I agree with you..these spice powders come handy sometimes..we can make the dish in a jiffy..

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Love the tangy yummy rice,Priya:-)
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Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Tamarind rice looks delicious. Never used this powder....

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Although I have heard so much about Tamarind rice I have never prepared them..this spice pwd seems to be a wonderful option.Cooking from scratch is always my delight too..but surely these ready stuffs are a boon.The rice looks fab!!

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Quite handy powder Priya. I always bring the tamarind rice (Pulihora paste) from Grand Sweets. Amazingly easy and makes life much easier.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that plate looks so inviting..love pulihora in any form..

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

flavourful and delicious tamarind rice

Nirmala Gurunathan said... Reply To This Comment

Not tried Aachi's tamrind powder but tasted 777 tamrind paste...It tastes very good...Looks delicious!!!!

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Instant tamarind rice looks delicious Priya.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good and delicious and Priya.

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

yummy, inviting n tangy rice.....

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

an easy way of transforming something ordinary - rice - into soemthing spectacular

simran said... Reply To This Comment

this powder makes life sooooo easy!

Supriya's Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Rice looks delicious.

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Mouth watering delicious tamarind rice....looks so tempting!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

tamarind rice with potato poriyal makes excellent combo..

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Yum!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said... Reply To This Comment

I loved this recipe that you posted for two reasons

1. coz you posted it and most of your recipes are 100% fool proof, touchwood.

2. this is one of my most tried and failed recipes! So I want to give it a try with your magical recipe!!!

Thank uuuu!

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Just had this for lunch. My husband makes it and he uses MTR Pulihodarai spice powder which he simmers in tamarind sauce and he adds a few extra red chillies, seasoning, peanuts, jaggery and makes it delicious! It is handy to keep the powders at times.

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

loved this rice..I loved the addition of peanuts and spice mix in almost every rice prepartion from south !

Ambreen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, tamarind rice looks fantastic. Full of flavors!

Rinku Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Tamarind rice looks tangy and yumm..

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and colorful rice..

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Mary said... Reply To This Comment

That rice has gorgeous color, even if it came from a spice packet. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

when you are in hurry, this kind of ready made packet becomes life saver. rice looks delicious

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good. Readymade mix is what I use all the time. Try 777, its awesome.

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good. Readymade mix is what I use all the time. Try 777, its awesome.

Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

tamarind rice looks so yummy..always wanted to try this.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Love this with a simple potato roast

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Tangy and delicious rice.

kala said... Reply To This Comment

Tamrind rice is myyy alltime favvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv one..Urs looks so tempting :)

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried Aachi brand, i have tasted with MTR. Looks yum!!!!

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

wow great priya...love it

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

How can I forget these powders that were a life saver 10+ years ago :). Rice looks yummy.

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

Tamarind rice with ready made powder is a breeze to make specially if you are in a hurry. Great for travel too!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy rice for a lazy day.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking rice,my all time favorite....

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

I too have tried Aachi Brand, very spicy and yummy Tamarind rice...looks inviting!!
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Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

Tamarind rice looks delicious... my mom too uses Aachi masala powders...

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and yummy rice, Priya ! Have always used MTR, never Aachi brand... will try once...


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ramya anand said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super delish..

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the colour....sounds tasty too....

deep krishna said... Reply To This Comment

Today only I am making this...so inviting click/.

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

Superb pic and lovely dish...

Becky Jack said... Reply To This Comment

A huge round of applause, keep it up.
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Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Tamarind rice looks delicious with nice preparation.Soon I 'll try Achi brand.

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Readymade spice powders a boon when we are busy.This looks so tasty...

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Its my newly married days recipe... :)

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Jay said... Reply To This Comment

this is very tempting
Tasty Appetite

Prabha Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect rice ..Tempting pic!!I never tried this before ..

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Super tempting rice. Looks awesome

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

delicikous rice.....wish I coulod have some now

Payal Singhal said... Reply To This Comment

Too !Tempting