Preparation / Directions:
In a large bowl, add water and rice and cook until well done. Remove from heat and in a wide, large bowl spread out the rice. Add turmeric, half of the curry leaves and three tablespoons of oil to the rice and mix thoroughly. Keep it aside.
Meanwhile in a skillet, heat remaining oil on low heat. To this add black mustard seeds, split Bengal gram, red chile, pepper corns and peanuts. When the Bengal gram turns light brown, add coriander leaves, remaining curry leaves, asafetida, sliced green chiles and tamarind extract. Stir well. Remove from heat. Now add salt and sesame seed powder to the skillet and add it all to the bowl containing rice. Mix thoroughly. Serve with plain yogurt.
Note: You can adjust the amount of tamarind extract according to your taste.