Instant Tamarind rice is a quick and simple version of the Traditional Puliyodharai. It takes just 5-6 minutes to make this pulikachal. If you have cooked rice ready, you can make tamarind rice in a jiffy.
Soak tamarind, red chillies, salt in very less hot water for 15-20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, grind the tamarind, red chillies, salt to a fine paste. The paste is ready.
Dry roast 1 tsp coriander seeds and 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds together until you get a nice aroma. Remove from pan.
In the same pan, dry roast sesame seeds until it splutters. Now powder all the three together. Keep this spice powder aside.
Cook rice in such a way that each grains are separate.
Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, a tsp of sesame seed oil to the rice and spread it on a plate. Let it cool completely.
Heat 1/4 cup of sesame seed oil (nallennai), add a tsp of mustard seeds, asafoetida, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and curry leaves.
When mustard seeds splutters, add the roasted peanuts and saute for a few seconds.
Pour the seasoning on the tamarind paste.
Add the prepared powder to it and mix well. Pulikachal is ready.
Now add needed paste to the rice and mix well.
Our tamarind rice is ready. Enjoy with appalams or papads or paruppu vadai.
You can use leftover rice also but for best results, prepare it with freshly cooked rice.