February 28, 2011

Quick Sambar Powder(podi) Rice

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Simple, easy, quick & delicious rice taste perfect with papads.  One of my comfort rice preparation for the lunch box menu.  Healthy & nutritious  way of using all leftover vegetables.  Either store bought / homemade sambar powder can be used for this dish.  I personally prefer to use homemade sambar powder, as you get the unique flavour comparatively.  

Ingredients :
  1. Raw Rice - 3/4 cup
  2. Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  3. Water - 2 1/4 cups
  4. Onion - 1 large sized
  5. Tomato - 1 large sized
  6. Tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Sambar powder - 2 tsp (to taste)
  9. Oil  - 1 tbsp
  10. Ghee - 1 tbsp
  11. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  12. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  13. Red chillies - 3 to 4 nos
  14. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  15. Cut Vegetables (carrot, beans, drumstick, potato) - 1 cup
  16. Roasted cashewnuts - 1 tbsp
  17. Salt to taste
  18. Corriander leaves for garnishing
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Method :

1.   Soak the rice & dal together for half an hour.  (optional)

2.   Heat oil & ghee together in the cooker, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, curry leaves & finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

3.   Add finely chopped tomatoes, tumeric powder & salt to taste.

4.   Add cut vegetables & tamarind pulp.  Cook for 3 mins.

5.   Drain & add the rice and dal.  Add sambar powder (Either homemade or store bought), water & corriander leaves.  Cook them till done.  (I cook this on low medium flame for 25 mins)

6.   Once cooked, add roasted cashewnuts & again some corrainder leaves.

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Serve with papads.

3 comments :

notyet100 said...

new recipe for me,.looks delicious,

Nithya said...

Interesting rice. Looks delicious :)

Priti said...

Looks yum and nice one ....

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