Hyderabadi Style Tamarind Rice

This tangy dish embellished with peanuts and spices is a quick way to use up leftover rice.


  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1/3rd cup tamarind + 1 1/2 cup warm water

Garam Masala

  • 4 dry chillies
  • 2 tsp corriander seeds / powder
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp seasame seeds
  • 1 tsp asafoetida


  • 3 tbsp seasame oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 3 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • Few curry leaves
  • salt as required


  1. Heat  a pan and add the spices mentioned in garam masala section, roast till a good fragrance comes out.
  2. Let it cool down and grind it in a grinder.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan, add mustard seeds urad dal , chana dal and peanuts, curry leaves add a pinch of asafoetida and tamarind pulp.
  4. Mix well and add the garam masala mix and rice.
  5. cook for 10 minutes.

Serve it hot with fryums.

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