Ingredients: 3 cups Rice cooked with 1 tbsp butter/ghee/oil 1/2 cup thick Tamarind extract 3 tbsp Channa Dal 2 tbsp grated Ginger 2 level tsp Red Chili powder 1 level tsp Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp Heeng/Asafetida powder 6-8 Green Chilies slit in two 3-4 dry Chilies Few Curry Leaves 5 tbsp Cashew nuts (broken up and kept)- Optional 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil Salt to Taste
1. Heat ½ cup vegetable oil. 2. When the oil is hot add the chana dal, dry chillies, curry leaves, green chillies, asafetida powder or a small piece of solid Asafetida. 3. Fry until the Dal is golden brown. 4. Now, add the salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, grated ginger, broken cashew nuts and stir for a few minutes on a low flame. Don't let the turmeric and chili powder burn. 5. Boil for 15-20 minutes till the quantity reduces to half and the mixture becomes thick. 6. Put the cooked rice in a dish, add the prepared mixture and required quantity of the Tamarind extract. 7. Mix to the rice and stir well. Keep covered until ready to serve.