Monday, March 22, 2010

Methi Rice - South Indian Style

- 1 cup cooked basmathi rice
- 1 bunch methi cleaned and chopped
- 1 small onion chopped to small pieces
- 1 small lemon size tamarind - One cup tamarind extract
- 2 tsp sambar podi
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 2-4 red chilies
- 1 tsp urad dhal
- 1 tbsp channa dhal
- 2 tbsp peanuts
- 1 tsp oil
- salt to taste

1. In a pan pour oil and add the mustard seeds. Let it splutter then add channa dhal, urad dhal, peanuts and red chilies.
2. Once the seasonings turn golden brown add the onions. Fry till they become soft. Now add the methi leaves and fry for a couple of minutes.
3. Mix in salt, turmeric, sambar podi/powder and tamarind extract and let it all boil. You should boil until the water evaporates and it becomes a paste.
4. Before serving add the rice and mix with the paste and serve it hot.

Note: If you want you can make bigger batches. Store the paste for a few days in the refrigerator and mix it with rice when you are ready to use it.


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