As Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th Vice-President of the United States, people across the world are sending her greetings on social media. The well-known model and author Padma Lakshmi went a step ahead and cooked her favourite dish, Tamarind rice in honour of ‘Madam VP’

The author took to her Instagram on the Inauguration Day of the US vice president on Wednesday and shared the video demonstrating the recipe of Tamarind rice and captioned it as “We made Tamarind Rice in honor of our new VP @kamalaharris. I know we’re all waiting on tomorrow with bated breath. Her’s one of my (and Madam VP’s) favorites to tide you over”.

In the video that is now going viral on the internet, Lakshmi is seen sporting a black top and tights, cooking Tamarind rice in the kitchen.

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She started the video by saying “So, in honour of our new Vice President Kamala Harris, I am making here today, a typical South Indian rice, that happens to be her favourite as well as mine. This is a great thing to have”. Further, she shared step by step process of preparing Tamarind rice in the nearly-12 minutes’ video.

Take a look at her recipe according to the author-model instructions:

Start by soaking tamarind paste in water then after half an hour, strain the pulp and set aside. Alternatively, you may use ready-made tamarind pulp as well.

In a wok, dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, three dried chilies, and white sesame seeds and take it off the heat once done. Let it cool and then grind the ingredients into a fine powder. Roast peanuts which will form a “buttery crumble and will not remain crunchy.”

Next, take a pan and add sesame oil. Once it heats up, add mustard seeds, red chilies, and chana dal. Let it splutter, then add curry leaves and mix it well. Add roasted peanuts, saute it for a while and add the tamarind pulp. Mix them well. Further, add some water and cook properly. Then add salt to taste, turmeric and heeng. Cover the vessel and cook. Add some jaggery to it and mix it well. Once the oil separates, put the spice mix and at last add the cooked rice into the pan and mix it well. Serve it hot.

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Well, that’s her recipe and it definitely sounds delicious.

Padma Lakshmi has hosted the Emmy-award winning cookery-competition show Top Chef since 2006. She is also the author of four books: three cookbooks Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet; The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World; Easy Exotic, and a memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate.

Kamala Harris, a member of the Democratic Party will make history as the first woman, first black, and first South Asian-American vice president of the US.