BISI BELLE RICE
2-cup basmati rice 4 whole red chilies
1-tsp. Mustard seeds � cup roasted peanuts
curry leaves 3 tbsp. oil
pinch of asafetida 6 tbsp. tamarind pulp
4 tbsp. urad dal
2-tbsp. sesame seeds (til) � tsp. turmeric powder
and soak rice for � hour. Drain the water and cook with fresh water.
oil in a pot. Add mustard seeds and dried chilies. Saut� grams dal
and urad dal until they are brown. Add turmeric powder, asafetida,
curry leaves, and roasted peanuts. Stir, fry for 1/2 a minute. Add
tamarind pulp, brown sugar and salt to the mixture. Cook for
sometime. Roast and grind sesame seeds and 2 red chilies. Mix in the
tamarind pulp. Mix this tamarind pulp with rice and serve.
Note: tamarind pulp can be kept for a week and can be mixed with
rice as and when required.