For me, an easy to fix, tangy, spicy accompaniment to a cup of Chai is worth its weight in gold. I watched a South Indian friend make Tamarind Rice from scratch (she roasted and ground the spices etc.) and prepared a dish so mouthwatering that I needed to make it myself. Another friend told me the easy way: buy a packet of Puliogare powder or paste from the Indian grocery store and you can have quick Tamarind rice in a flash! I've used leftover rice, plain or with vegetables, anything you've got on hand.
Here's my quick recipe:
Easy Tamarind Rice
(Serves 4 as snack, 2 as side dish)
1 Tbs olive oil
6 Tbs Puliogare powder (I like MTR brand)
3-4 cups cooked rice (depending on how spicy you like it)
Heat oil in non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add Puliogare powder and blend in. Add cold, cooked rice and gently fry on medium heat until heated. Serve and enjoy!
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