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Tamarind Rice



Tamarind Rice is a popular South Indian dish made with cooked rice, tamarind pulp, and a variety of spices. Tamarind Rice is usually prepared with freshly cooked rice, tamarind pulp, and a variety of spices such as mustard seeds, curry leaves, chilies, and asafoetida. Tamarind Rice is a delicious and flavorful dish that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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long grain rice

1 cup

tamarind pulp

1/2 cup

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

curry leaves

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the tamarind pulp in 1 cup of warm water for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, asafoetida, and curry leaves.

Step 3:

Once the seeds start to splutter, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and garam masala.

Step 4:

Add the soaked tamarind pulp and jaggery and mix well.

Step 5:

Add the washed rice and salt to taste and mix well.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.

Step 7:

Reduce the heat and cover the pan with a lid.

Step 8:

Cook for 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

Step 9:

Serve hot with your favorite accompaniment.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 19711 users have chowed down on Tamarind Rice a whopping 32165 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Tamarind Rice like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Tamarind Rice, our users are head over heels in august, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Tamarind Rice is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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