Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tamarind Puffed Rice



Ingredients:
Puffed Rice 4 – 5 Cups
Tamarind 3 – 4 inch Long Piece
Green Chiles 2
Raw Peanuts 3 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
Soak puffed rice in water for couple of seconds or around a minute.
Strain the puffed rice and keep aside.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Soak tamarind in half a cup of hot water for few minutes.
Squeeze and extract all the thick juice from the tamarind discarding any veins.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add peanuts and fry for couple of seconds.
Then stir in all the talimpu ingredients in order.
When chana dal turns light brown and peanuts are roasted, add green chiles, tamarind extract, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook on low flame for around 2 – 4 minutes and remove from heat.
Cool the mixture down to room temperature and carefully fold in the puffed rice.
When puffed rice is coated with all the tamarind mixture, adjust any seasonings if required.
Serve tamarind puffed rice immediately.