I'm perfectly content with plain basmati rice, perhaps moderately adorned with some melted butter and fresh lime juice. I just adore rice that much. Rice lover that I am though, I do enjoy taking a bit more time to create a rice creation that seriously competes for the wow factor of the meal.
And I must recommend this memorable experience of perfect textures and flavors adapted slightly from my trusted copy of Dakshin, a glorious collection of traditional vegetarian south Indian recipes. The steps to prepare the tamarind chutney essential for making this dish can be found here.
On the menu with mung bean and tamarind dal.
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India
Published on March 14, 2009
Unique and delicious basmati rice made with tamarind chutney and toasted cashews — a memorable side dish for south Indian meals
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Other Indian rice dishes from Lisa's Kitchen:
Lemon Rice with Toasted Cashews
Cracked Black Pepper Rice
Mushroom Pulao Rice
Lime Flavoured Rice with Split Peas