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April 4, 2014

NEERAGARAM|PAZHAYA SADAM RECIPE-SUMMER RECIPES

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When i was thinking to post a traditional,healthy and easy coolant recipe for summer,pazhayathu aka pazhaya sadam with neeragarm recipe striked my mind.All u need is just a cup of leftover rice to make this healthy dish.I am a big fan of this recipe.My MIL makes it super tasty and flavourful adding curry leaves,small onions,more milagai,pickle and vathakuzhambu.This combination made me taste this.Before marriage,my mom had tried several times to make me eat but i never touched it and scolded my mom like anything.But after knowing its health benefits & taste,now i feel very bad about my behaviour towards my momSad smile.My mom used to tell me when she was pregnant,she used to drink a big sombu full of neeragam for breakfast and told this is the best coolant to supress body heat compared to buttermilk and tender coconut.Yes,i agree.As soon as u drink this,u feel ur tummy chilled and keeps u cool the whole day.Usually farmers and ladies who work in field used to have this for breakfast to keep them active and energetic to work under the sun.I heard neeragaram has vitamin b12 which is not found in fruits and vegetables.So lets make use of this simple and effective body coolant for this summer.Do try it friends Smile..
I tried to write the font in Tamil in the pictures.But couldn't do it.so have written in English.Sorry ;)

Neeragaram with pazhaya sadam recipe


Neeragaram with pazhaya sadam recipe Pazhaya sadam & Neeragaram recipe for summer !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: overnight
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 8 hours


INGREDIENTS

  • Leftover rice - 1 cup
  • Water - as needed
  • Curd or thick buttermilk- 1/2 cup
  • Salt - as required
  • Small onions - few
  • Mor milagai - to taste
  • Green chillies - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Pickle or vathakuzhambu - to taste
  • Raw mango pieces - to taste (optional)
METHOD

    Take the leftover rice in a bowl.I kept in the cooker itself.Add sufficient water to immerse the rice.Add few pinched curry leaves and 2 tbsp of curd.Mix well,crush the rice and keep it closed over night.
    The next morning,before breakfast,take the cooker,add the required curd or thick buttermilk,salt and mix it well..Strain the water and drink separately.
    Enjoy the rice with mor milagai or green chillies and small onions.
    My MIL mixes pickle,raw mango pieces and left over sambar or vathakuzhambu.It enhances the taste very well.

    pazhaya sadam step


Note

  • During summer season ,we add raw mango pieces while eating the rice.It gives a nice tangy taste.
  • Adding curry leaves and little curd gives a nice flavour.But add little curd.Too much curd spoils the rice.
Tastes yummy with small onions and chillies !



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17 comments :

  1. Super :) amma purposefully keeps extra rice to make pazhaya sadham during summer and we eat with onion and mormelagai. But vathakuzhambu is my fav.

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    1. Yes,naanum aunty um ithu thaan breakfast aa sapduvom summer la:)

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  2. wow...perfect for summer and this is really very tempting...its been long time I had this.. And as you said, it feels really heavy after drinking...mormilagai is the perfect combination and sometimes we have this with masala vadai :)

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  3. Prefect body cooler, love it to the core. But i make here rarely coz of the chilled weather here, somehow i love this pazhaya sadham with vatha kuzhambu and manga oorukai.

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  4. remind me of my childhood where i use to take only this for breakfast. good one

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  5. I just wish to grab the bowl,yummy!!

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  6. perfect summer recipe .looks wonderful .

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  7. Back to childhood days dear!!!! Perfect cooler!!! Love the pot!!!

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  8. Summers are Bengal are made soothing with Panta bhat almost a similar dish sans the yogurt. lovely post dear. its warming to see such traditional dishes making way to the blogs. kudos to you.

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  9. Pazhaga sadham is my fav one. Same pinch we used to make it for summer breakfast :)

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  10. We too make something like this. It is really very refreshing and cooling. Nice one Chitra..

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  11. this wonderful,soothing dish is indeed very cooling and refreshing during summers especially when the sun is scorching hot outside,thanks so much for sharing :-)

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  12. This really refrigerated the body and a solid br.fast.

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  13. Much more tastier with nethili karuvatu kulambu!!
    Anytime favourite...
    Just amazing

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  14. Can this be used even after 2 days. I have made rice in excess. That's why

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    1. If you refrigerate the rice with some water in an air tight box,u can keep it. OR u can freeze it in a box without water. But its better to use it immediately. If you want to finish off the rice, u can try some other recipes using leftover rice. Please check my kuzhi paniyaram recipe for the same. http://www.chitrasfoodbook.com/2013/05/kuzhi-paniyaram-paniyaram-varieties.html

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