Thanks to my grandma I have discovered the easy and most amazing way to make rasam rice and sambar rice in the pressure cooker.. It is basically a 1 pot dish & while the rice is cooking, I make a simple veggie dish and lunch is ready!
What I was doing earlier was – putting all the ingredients, including tamarind in the pressure cooker along with rice and letting it took for 15-20 minutes.. It did taste good and came out well but the Daal was never fully cooked [it still held its shape & I like my daal mushy in these dishes].. When I mentioned this, grandma had an advice- she suggested I put all ingredients, minus the tamarind into the pressure cooker and leave it for 15-20 minutes/ 2-3whistles.
For the tamarind- I soak it in hot water for a couple of minutes.
Make a paste, dilute it and let it come to a boil in a pan separately.
Then when the pressure cooker is ready to be opened, add the tamarind water to that and let it just come to a boil, add water if you feel the consistency is too thick or you like it watery…
Oh my God, I cannot tell you how amazing it turned out! This works for both Rasam and sambar… You can add veggies to the dishes as well.
Do you have any hacks or tips when cooking one pot dishes? Do share..