Today we join Chinnu in the kitchen to see what he is serving up for Satguru and the monks today. Each day Chinnu comes to the Aaaheenam kitchen and prepares delicious, healthy food from our many garden vegetables.
For today's rice, Chinnu is making Tamarind Rice. If you'd like to feel like you're having lunch with our monks, here is a Tamarind Rice recipe from our monk's cookbook for you to make today:
2 cups rice
3 tbsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
6 dry chilies, minced
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp channa dal
1 tbsp tamarind paste
Soak dal in water for one hour. Steam the rice and set aside. Fry mustard seeds, chilies, curry leaves and dal. When the mustard seeds stop popping, add the tamarind paste, salt and turmeric powder (keep the pan covered until the seeds stop popping). Add enough water to the mixture to make a thin gravy and simmer for about 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add the rice to the sauce and stir well. Serves 3
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