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:

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

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

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  3. 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!!

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

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

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  6. flavourful and delicious tamarind rice

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

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  8. Instant tamarind rice looks delicious Priya.

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  9. Looks so good and delicious and Priya.

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  10. yummy, inviting n tangy rice.....

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

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  12. this powder makes life sooooo easy!

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

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  14. tamarind rice with potato poriyal makes excellent combo..

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. Wow, tamarind rice looks fantastic. Full of flavors!

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  19. Tamarind rice looks tangy and yumm..

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. Love this with a simple potato roast

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

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

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

    Vardhini
    Event: Kid's Delight

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

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

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  31. I too have tried Aachi Brand, very spicy and yummy Tamarind rice...looks inviting!!
    Spicy Treats

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

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


    Kalyani
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    Event : Healthy Diet - Sandwiches

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

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

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

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

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  38. Its my newly married days recipe... :)

    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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

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  40. Super tempting rice. Looks awesome

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

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