Chintakaya Pulihora (Andhra Tamarind Rice) Recipe

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Rice – 1 kg, cooked
Tamarind – 50 gms
Dry Red Chillies – 5
Fenugreek Seeds – 2 tblsp
Chana Dal – 2 tblsp
Groundnuts – 2 tblsp
Oil – 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds – 1 tblsp
Dry Coconut – 1/2, grated
Jaggery – 1 tsp
Water as required

For Seasoning:
Dry Red Chillies – 4
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 4
Asafoetida Powder – a pinch
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

1. Soak tamarind in water for 20 minutes and extract pulp.
2. Fry the groundnuts and keep aside.
3. Fry cumin, coriander and dry red chillies. Grind them together.
4. Fry the chana dal and boil in cup of water to soften.
5. Mix the ground spices, chana dal, coconut, jaggery and tamarind pulp.
6. Cook for a few minutes.
7. Heat oil in a frying and fry the seasoning ingredients.
8. Add turmeric powder before removing from fire and mix with the tamarind mixture.
9. Add to rice and stir well to mix.
10. Garnish with fried groundnuts on top.
11. Serve hot.

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