Monday, September 25



Any rice - 1 1/2 cups
Tamarind paste - 5 tsp
Oil - 1- 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 8 -10 nos
Red chillies - 2 nos
Ground nuts- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
Bengal gram- 2 1/2 tbsp
Black gram - 2 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida - 2-3 pinches
Curry leaves - 2 stems
*Sesame(Ellu) powder - 1 1/2 tbsp*
Sesame powder is made by roasting sesame seeds and grinding it to a powder, adding salt and red chillies or red chilly powder.

1)Cook rice and see to it that each grain is separate.
2)Heat oil in a pan.
3)Add red chillies, Bengal gram, black gram, mustard seeds, groundnuts .
4)When the mustard seeds splutter, add asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies.
5)Add tamarind paste and turmeric powder.
6)When the tamarind paste cooks and starts to leave oil, switch off the flame.
7)Add salt.
8)Add this mixture to the already cooked rice along with the sesame powder.

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