Very Delicious Tamarind and Sesame Rice (Imli Til Ke Chawal)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

This wonderful recipe is from Young Times, a popular magazine in the UAE. This recipe is one of Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's and I am so happy to be able to share such a delcious recipe with all of you. This is truly a winner.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak rice for 15 minutes.
  2. Boil in 4 1/2 cups water, drain and keep aside.
  3. Soak tamarind in warm water for 30 minutes.
  4. Squeeze and strain the pulp of the tamarind and discard the residue.
  5. Dry roast the sesame seeds.
  6. Heat oil in a wok.
  7. Fry the onions till golden brown and crisp.
  8. Remove, drain excess oil out and keep aside for garnishing.
  9. In the same oil, add the ginger paste and garlic paste.
  10. Stir-fry for a minute.
  11. Add turmeric and red chilli powders and continue to stir-fry for another minute.
  12. Add the tamarind pulp and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  13. Add salt and mix well.
  14. Add the rice.
  15. Mix thoroughly.
  16. Now add the roasted sesame seeds.
  17. Cook for 2 additional minutes.
  18. Stir in half of the chopped corriander leaves and fried onions.
  19. Sprinkle the remaining corriander leaves on the rice.
  20. Serve immediately or make sure you warm this a bit in the oven before serving; the idea is to serve hot!
Most Helpful

4 5

This rice is good but I think it would be better if there was something a little sweet to counteract the tartness of the tamarind pulp. Maybe a few sultanas? Otherwise it is a good recipe. I made it with brown basmati rice.