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Easy Tamarind Rice


Ingredients:
To pressure cook:
Tamarind – small lemon ball size (without seeds)
Rice – 1 cup
Salt – ¾ teaspoon
Hing 
– ¼ teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Sesame oil - few drops
Other Ingredients:
Peanuts (roasted) –¼ cup
Sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
Special masala powder - 2 teaspoons
Tempering:
Sesame oil – 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
Red chillies – 2 
Curry leaves – 15 leaves

Makes: 2 to 3 serves

Method:
  1. Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water for about ½ hour & then make 1 cup of thick extract from it.
  2. Pressure cook 1 cup of rice & 1 cup of tamarind extract along with turmeric powder, hing, salt & a drop of sesame oil for 1 or 2 whistles. (I used basmati rice hence used 1:1 ratio, if you are using different rice variety use enough water to cook rice to separate grains)
  3. Dry roast sesame seeds until they pop in a small pan & keep aside.
  4. Heat oil & add items mentioned under tempering, once done keep aside.
  5. Open the pressure cooker once cooled & fluff the rice with a fork, transfer contents to a wide bowl.
  6. Add tempering, special masala powder & roasted sesame seeds, mix well.
  7. Serve with fried potato chips/papad/avial.


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