BISI BELLE RICE
2-cup basmati rice 4 whole red chilies
1-tsp. Mustard seeds ˝ cup roasted peanuts
8-10 curry leaves 3 tbsp. oil
a pinch of asafetida 6 tbsp. tamarind pulp
brown sugar 4 tbsp. urad dal
2-tbsp. sesame seeds (til) ˝ tsp. turmeric powder
Wash and soak rice for ˝ hour. Drain the water and cook with fresh water.
Heat oil in a pot. Add mustard seeds and dried chilies. Sauté 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.