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March 3, 2022

Avarekalu Rice Bath Recipe – Karnataka Avarekalu Bath

Avarekalu rice bath

Avarekalu bath is one of the most delicious rice varieties that is prepared every year during avarekalu season. People in Karnataka make use of this season and prepare avarekalu recipes every single day. I too started making them after learning from my friends and neighbours. People here make Avarekalu sagu, avarekalu pulao, uppittu, avarekalu sambar, palya, avarekalu huli etc.

Every year, avarekalu mela is conducted at food street in V V puram and in different places of Bangalore during January to March. I have also attended one and relished some of the yummy avarekalu dishes, sweets and snacks from different stalls. I have shared many avarekalu recipes in my blog so far. But I wanted to try this most popular, restaurant style avarekalu rice bath for long time. Finally it happened this year. 

This Hyacinth beans rice / Avarekalu rice bath is a simple and quick one pot recipe that can be made in a pressure cooker easily.Its a working women and bachelor friendly recipe. I have used only avarekalu in this recipe. You can also use vegetables like carrot, beans, potato to make it more healthy and colourful. 

Lets see how to make this yummy Karnataka style Avarekalu rice bath with step by step pictures.

Check out my other AVAREKALU RECIPES too.

avarekalu rice bath recipe

Avarekalu rice bath recipe - Karnataka Avarekalu Bath


Avarekalu rice bath recipe - Karnataka Avarekalu Bath

Avarekalu rice bath recipe - Karnataka style Lilva beans rice


 
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Lilva beans / Hyacinth beans / Avarekalu - 1/2 cup
  • Sona masoori rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Black stone flower - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Big onion – 1(finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 (-do-)
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
To grind
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Green chilli - 2 to 3
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Mint leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
HOW TO MAKE AVAREKALU RICE BATH
  1. Wash and soak Sona masoori water in 2 cups of water.
  2. Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a cooker. Add bay leaf, cardamom and black stone flower.
  4. Saute onion till transparent. Add tomato and saute till mushy.
  5. Now add the ground masala and saute till mushy.
  6. Lastly add dhania powder, salt and soaked rice with water. Let the water roll boil.
  7. Cover the cooker. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice and serve with raita.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak the Sona masoori rice in 2 cups of water. Set aside. Wash Avarekalu and set aside.
  • avarekalu bath
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “To grind” to a smooth paste. Wash the avarekalu. I have used Hitikida avarekalu ( i.e squeezed ones). You can use whole ones with skin.

  • Heat oil in a cooker base. Saute bay leaf, cardamom and black stone flower. Saute onion till transparent.
  • avarekalu bath
  • Add tomato and saute till mushy. Then add the ground masala paste and saute for few minutes. Add avarekalu and saute for a minute.
  • avarekalu bath
  • Add soaked rice along with water, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and wait for the water to come to a boil. This helps for the masala to blend with rice else masala floats on top after the rice is cooked. Now cover the cooker with a lid and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle.
  • avarekalu bathavarekalu bath
  • Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice gently and serve with raita. Enjoy !

Note

  • I have used Hitikida avarekalu. You can use whole ones.
  • For variations, you can add more vegetables like carrot, beans and potato.
  • For variations, you can saute all the ingredients given under “to grind” in little oil and then grind to smooth paste.


Try this easy, yummy Avarekalu rice bath at home and enjoy !

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February 14, 2022

Pressure Cooker Rasam Rice – One Pot Rasam Rice | Rasam Sadham

Rasam rice

One pot rasam rice / Rasam sadam in pressure cooker is one of my favourite when it comes to one pot recipes. Usually I make it for Raksha and Sendhil whenever I go out for monthly shopping. I prepare potato curry and appalam / papad along with this rasam rice as side dish. Tastes yummy and great. We love this combo. I have been making this rice for years but somehow I din’t post in my blog. So today I thought of sharing this simple and yummy one pot rasam rice as it would be helpful for packing lunch box and for a short trip /picnic during this summer holidays.

I followed this recipe from Yogambal Sundar’s YouTube channel. I made some small changes in the recipe as per my needs. Every time it comes out so well. Consistency of this rasam rice can be varied as per your liking. I like it slightly goey and watery. So I used rice and water in 1:5 ratio.

Friends, come lets see how to make this easy and yummy one pot rasam rice in a pressure cooker. You can make the same in an Instant pot as well by setting in pressure cook mode.

Do check out my One pot Sambar rice too. 

Pressure cooker rasam rice - One pot rasam rice recipe


Pressure cooker rasam rice - One pot rasam rice recipe

Pressure cooker rasam rice - One pot rasam rice recipe - Tamilnadu style rasam sadam.


 
Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Main course
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Raw rice or Steamed rice - 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 2.5 cups
  • Salt - as needed
  • Ripe tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Rasam Powder or sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
To temper
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Crushed garlic – 4 cloves
  • Red Chilli - 1
  • Green Chilli - 1
  • Curry Leaves - Few

  • Coriander Leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE RASAM RICE
  1. Wash the rice and toor dal. Add water and soak till use or around 30 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves, red chilli and green chilli.
  3. Add a tsp of pepper cumin powder, garlic and saute for a minute.
  4. Now add the tomato and saute till mushy. Add sambar or rasam powder.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of tamarind extract. turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Lastly add the soaked rice and toor dal. Add  2.5 cups water and required salt.
  6. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure to release naturally.
  7. Open the cooker and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Enjoy with potato curry and papad.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak raw rice or steamed rice along with toor dal. Add 2.5 cups of water and soak it for 30 minutes.

  • Grind equal quantity of pepper and cumin seeds to a fine powder. Set aside.
  • rasam sadam
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves, red chilli and green chilli. Add 1 tsp of pepper cumin powder and crushed garlic. Saute for a minute.
    • rasam sadam
  • Add tomato and saute till mushy. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder or rasam powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  • rasam sadamrasam sadam
  • Add the soaked rice and toor dal. Add water and mix well. Check for taste.
  • rasam sadam
  • Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles or cook till rice becomes mushy. Switch off the flame. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mix well and serve with papad and potato curry.
  • rasam sadam

    Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of water as per your need. I love mushy rasam rice. So I used more water.
  • Do not skip pepper cumin powder. It helps to give nice flavor.
  • Add rasam powder for typical rasam rice taste. I used sambar powder.

Easy, yummy, one pot rasam rice is ready to enjoy !

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December 29, 2020

South Indian Tomato rice in Instant pot–How to make tomato rice in Instant pot

iNSTANT POT TOMATO RICE

Here is a South Indian style (Tamil nadu style thakkali sadam) tomato rice as my first recipe post using Instant pot. I bought an instant pot for my own use few months back and started cooking some easy, one pot meals. I tried rice kheer, ven pongal, vegetable biryani, North Indian lunch menu and tomato rice so far. Everything came out so well and satisfactory in my first attempt. I just love this gadget.

In my opinion, I would say an instant pot is more like a pressure cooker or electric rice cooker with advanced features like delay start, slow cooking etc. It will be so helpful if you are a working women, student or a bachelor for hassle free cooking.

Even though I am a housewife, I like to cook everything quickly , spend less time in kitchen without any compromise in taste and health. So most of the time, I do use my pressure cooker for my cooking. So this instant pot, better than a pressure cooker in some aspects has won my heart. 

You can just saute all the ingredients directly, add water and pressure cook with delay start mode on. By the time you come back from office, your food will be ready, hot and fresh. Soon I will try to make a series of some easy and quick instant pot recipes. I hope you will find it useful.

Now lets see how to make our South Indian style tomato rice / thakkali sadam in instant pot with step by step pictures.

iNSTANT POT TOMATO RICE

Instant pot tomato rice


instant pot tomato rice

How to make tomato rice in instant pot


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Cooking oil – 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cardamom –1
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Black stone flower / kalpasi – 1
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Ripe tomato – 4
  • Big onion – 2
  • Mint leaves – handful
  • Green peas – handful
  • Red chilli powder – 1 to 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup (soaked in water for 15 minutes)
HOW TO MAKE TOMATO RICE IN INSTANT POT
  1. Wash and chop onion, tomato finely. Wash and soak basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  2. Switch on Instant pot and press SAUTE button. Add oil and heat it.
  3. Saute whole garam masala items and fennel seeds. Add onion and saute till transparent. 
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and mix till raw smell goes off. Add mint leaves and mix well.
  5. Add tomato pieces, required salt and saute till mushy. 
  6. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and mix well. 
  7. Add water and washed rice. Mix well and check for taste.
  8. Close the lid. Keep the pressure valve button in sealing position.
  9. Press CANCEL button and press PRESSURE COOK button. Set the time for 8 minutes in normal pressure. After cooking, instant pot will go to warm mode and releases the steam naturally.
  10. Wait till the pressure valve button moves to vent position naturally. It takes 11 minutes.
  11. Now press OFF button and open the lid. Fluff the rice gently and serve hot with onion raita.


METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes. In the mean time, wash and chop onion, tomato finely.
  • Switch on the instant pot and press saute button. Add oil and once its heated, add the whole garam masala one by one. Add fennel seeds and saute for a minute.How to make tomato rice in instant pot
  • Add onion, ginger garlic paste and saute till onion turns transparent. Add mint leaves and mix well. Now add tomato pieces and required salt.How to make tomato rice in instant pot
  • Saute till tomato turns mushy. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Saute for a minute.How to make tomato rice in instant pot 
  • Lastly add the soaked rice. Mix well and check for taste. Add more salt or chilli powder if required. Add green peas. Mix well and close the instant pot.How to make tomato rice in instant pot
  • Press cancel button to suspend the saute mode. Now press pressure cook button and set the time to 8 minutes in normal mode. Make sure pressure valve button is in sealing position.How to make tomato rice in instant pot 
  • Once its cooked, instant pot will go to warm mode by itself and pressure starts to release. Wait till the pressure valve handle moves to vent position naturally. It took 11 minutes for me. Press Off button.How to make tomato rice in instant pot
  • Now open the instant pot and fluff the rice gently with a fork like ladle. Serve hot with onion raita !


  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Make sure pressure valve/ steam release button is in sealing position before turning on pressure cook mode.
  • For variations, you can skip garam masala powder.


Easy, yummy tomato rice is ready in instant pot under 20 minutes. Try and enjoy !

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August 3, 2020

Kovil Puliyodharai Recipe –Temple Style Tamarind Rice

Kovil puliyodharai recipe
Making a perfect Kovil puliyodharai / Temple style tamarind rice must be the dream for many. Me too not an exception. Whenever we visit temples, I never forget to buy a pack of tamarind rice from temple’s prasadam stall. Sometimes my FIL buys an extra packet of puli sadam just for me. I love the flavor of puli sadham packed in banana leaf or served in donnai (hand pressed plantain leaf bowls). I have always wanted to recreate that taste in my kitchen and tried so many recipes titled temple style puliodharai but never satisfied with the result.
Recently I tried this kovil puliyodharai recipe from Royal Dakshin YouTube channel and was so happy with the outcome. I altered the quantity of ingredients as per my requirement and tried it. It tasted so close to the puli sadam served in Tamil nadu temples. I have tasted this kind of puliodharai in perumal koil madapalli and some other temples near Trichy, Kumbakonam. But one thing I observed is, this recipe needs some standing time for all the taste and flavor to blend well. Also if you store this tamarind rice in a bowl lined with banana leaf, it tastes exactly like kovil puliyodharai. Friends, do try this Tamilnadu temple style tamarind rice during this festival month and share your feedback with me. Lets see the making with step by step pictures and video !

Temple style puliyodharai

Temple style puliodharai / Kovil puliyodharai recipe


Temple style puliodharai / Kovil puliyodharai recipe

Tamil nadu temple style puliyodharai recipe with stepwise pictures.


Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

For Pulikachal Paste
  • Gingely oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red chilli - 2 ( pinched into 2)
  • Hing/ asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - Lemon size
  • Salt & water - as needed
For spice powder (Dry roast)
  • Coriander seeds - 1.5 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1.5 tsp
  • Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 4
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black or white sesame seeds - 2 tsp ( I used black ones)
  • Asafetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5
For tamarind rice
  • Raw rice or steamed rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups for raw rice / 3 cups for steamed rice
  • Gingely oil - 1 tbsp + few drops for cooking rice
  • Curry leaves - Few ( to decorate)
  • Banana leaf - to store and serve the rice

HOW TO MAKE KOVIL PULIYODHARAI

  1. Heat a kadai and dry roast all the ingredients given under “For spice powder”.
  2. Cool down and grind to a fine powder. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil the kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, roasted peanuts, curry leaves and hing.
  4. Add 1.5 cups of tamarind extract, required salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, jaggery.
  5. Let it roll boil till oil floats on top and becomes semi thick paste.
  6. Lastly add 2 tsp of ground puliyodharai spice powder and boil for a minute.
  7. It thickens more and leaves oil on sides. Switch off the flame. Cool down and store in a box. 
  8. Pulikachal paste is ready. You can refrigerate and use up to 2 weeks. Store the remaining spice powder in an air tight box.
  9. To make Kovil puliyodharai, wash and pressure cook one cup of raw rice adding 2 cups of water and few drops of gingely oil.
  10. Spread the rice in a plate, cool down. Add the required tamarind rice paste and the spice powder. Mix well.Check for taste, add more if needed.
  11. Add little gingely oil, mix gently. Garnish with chopped curry leaves and cover the bowl with a banana leaf.
  12. Give a standing time of one or two hours. Serve and enjoy !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Heat a kadai and dry roast all the ingredients given under “For spice powder”. Cool down and grind to a fine powder. Set aside. Soak lemon size tamarind in 1 cup warm water for 20 minutes. Take 1.5 cups extract. Keep it aside.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe Kovil puliyodharai recipe
  • Heat oil in the same kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, curry leaves, hing. Add 1.5 cups of tamarind extract, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, required salt and jaggery.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe
  • Boil till the raw smell leaves and starts to leave the oil. When the paste becomes semi thick, add the ground spice powder. Mix till thick and leaves oil. Pulikachal / tamarind rice paste is ready.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe
  • Switch off the flame. Cool down the paste completely and store in a clean box. Use a clean spoon to handle. Stays good for 2 weeks under refrigeration. Also store the remaining spice powder in a box.

  • To make temple style tamarind rice : Wash and pressure cook 1 cup of raw rice. Add 2 cups of water, few drops of oil and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Spread the rice in a plate. Add 2 tsp of gingely oil. Cool down.

  • Add the required paste, 1 to 2 tsp of spice powder and mix gently to coat evenly. Add more gingely oil if required. Garnish with fresh curry leaves. Keep the rice in a bowl lined with banana leaf. Cover it with another banana leaf and give a standing time for an hour or two to enjoy the original temple style puliyodharai.
    Kovil puliyodharai recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of red chillies used for grinding for more spicy taste.
  • Boil the tamarind paste till it leaves oil for best taste.
  • Mixing spice powder along with tamarind paste in the rice is the highlight of this puli sadam.
  • Do not hesitate to use more gingely oil. It gives nice flavor and also helps to pacify the body heat generated due to tamarind.
Kovil puliyodharai recipe

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July 22, 2020

Lettuce Dal Recipe - Indian Lettuce Recipes

lettuce dal recipe

Last week I bought a big bunch of iceberg lettuce leaves for my burger. After making burger, I had some lettuce leaves leftover in hand. When I was thinking about what can I make with lots of lettuce, I browsed for some Indian vegetarian lettuce recipes. I came across this lettuce dal recipe and lettuce stir fry /thoran in Kerala style. Though I was a bit hesitant about its raw smell, I din’t want to waste the leaves. So I made up my mind and tried this lettuce dal recipe for the first time. To my surprise, it came out very well. It was tasting more like cabbage dal, Infact better than that. I couldn’t find any raw smell at all. I was so happy with the result. Even Raksha and Sendhil liked it a lot. Friends, don’t worry if you have more lettuce leaves in hand. You can make this yummy and delicious, healthy Indian style Iceberg lettuce dal recipe. I am sure you will love it.

Lettuce Dal Recipe


Lettuce Dal Recipe

Indian style dal recipe using Iceberg lettuce leaves.


Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 240ml
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves - 1 bunch (2 cups tightly packed)
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil – Few drops
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 2 cups
To Temper
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

HOW TO MAKE LETTUCE DAL RECIPE

  1. Wash the lettuce leaves and chop it roughly.
  2. In a pressure cooker base, take toor dal, lettuce leaves, onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste.
  3. Add required water, drops of oil, salt, turmeric powder and hing.
  4. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Mash it well.
  5. Temper cumin seeds in ghee. Lower the flame and add red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder and add to the dal.
  6. Mix well and boil for few minutes till thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Enjoy with plain rice, papad and some curry !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the lettuce leaves. Chop it roughly. Wash and chop onion, tomato. Set aside. lettuce dal recipe
  • In a pressure cooker base, take the toor dal, moong dal, chopped lettuce leaves, onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste along with 2 cups of water, few drops of oil, turmeric powder and hing.
    lettuce dal recipe
  • Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash it well.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai. Lower the flame completely.  Splutter the cumin seeds. Add red chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala powder.
  • Add to dal. Mix well and roll boil for few minutes. Add little more water if needed and boil till it reaches desired consistency. Switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves. lettuce dal recipe
  • Mix with plain rice and enjoy !!

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala powder based on your taste.
  • You can skip garam masala powder for variations.
  • You can also add a tsp of crushed kasoori methi for more flavor.
Friends, do try this Indian style lettuce dal recipe and share your feedback with me !
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July 5, 2020

Green Peas Masala Rice / Masala Pattani Sadam Recipe / Pattani Sadam

PEAS MASALA RICE
Peas masala rice / masala pattani sadam in Tamil was in my try list for long time. Last weekend when I ran short of vegetables, I had to try this. It came out so well. Flavor of this masala rice was wafting through my house. Sendhil and Raksha got tempted to eat by the smell. Its an easy, one pot meal that can be made directly in a pressure cooker.

It tastes more like tomato pulao. I am sure you will love it. To make it more healthy, you can add mixed vegetables or cauliflower, potato along with green peas. I used frozen green peas here. If you want to use dry peas, you have to soak in water overnight and pressure cook it along with rice. Ok, lets see how to make green peas masala rice with step by step pictures.

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green peas masala rice


MASALA PATTANI SADAM


Peas Masala Rice / Pattani Masala Sadam Recipe


Peas Masala Rice / Pattani Masala Sadam Recipe

Easy peas masala rice / Masala pattani sadam in a pressure cooker



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bayleaf - 1
  • Black stone flower – 1 (Kalpasi)
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup ( Add 1/2 cup for more)
  • Big onion – 1
  • Green chilli – 1 ( small)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Salt - As needed
To grind
  • Tomato – 2
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon , Cloves – 1 each
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – to make paste
HOW TO MAKE MASALA PATTANI SADAM
  1. Grind all the ingredients given under "To grind" to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a cooker base. Saute bay leaf and black stone flower.
  3. Add onion, green chilli, finely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  4. Add the ground masala paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
  5. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  6. Saute for a minute. Add green peas and mix well.
  7. Add water, salt and washed rice. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Open the cooker after steam is released. Fluff the rice gently.
  9. Serve hot with onion raita !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the tomato, chop into cubes. Add to mixie jar. Add cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, coconut, ginger, garlic to it. Grind to a smooth paste adding required water.
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Saute bay leaf and kalpasi. Add chopped onion, slitted green chilli, finely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM

  • Add the ground masala paste and saute till raw smell goes off. Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well. Add frozen or fresh green peas (If you use dry peas, soak in water overnight). Mix quickly
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM

  • Add 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of washed basmati rice. Add required salt. When the water comes to roll boil, add washed rice and mix well.
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM
  • Keep the flame high till steam comes out. As soon as steam comes, lower the flame completely and put the weight valve.

  • Pressure cook for one whistle in very low flame. Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice gently and serve hot with onion raitha, chips !
  • MASALA PATTANI SADAM Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per your taste.
  • In addition to green peas, you can also add cubed potato but flavor of the rice vary slightly.
  • Use basmati rice or jeeraga samba rice for best taste and flavor.
  • Do not skip any of the spices like cinnamon, cloves, fennel, bay leaf and kalpasi. Flavor will differ.

Friends, do try this easy and yummy masala green peas rice / masala pattani sadam and enjoy !

MASALA PATTANI SADAM


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