South Indian Spicy Kitchen

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Tamarind Rice

Ingredients                                                                                    tamarind rice

tamarind(2 finger sized pieces)

10 peeled garlic

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon black mustard seeds

2 teaspoons of urad dal

2 teaspoons of chana dal

2 teaspoons of fenugreek

bunch of curry leaves

3 dried red chillies

8 teaspoons of oil

salt as per requirement

Prerequisites

  • Add tamarind to a bowl with water.The water level should be just above the tamarind.Let the tamarind remain soaked in water for 1/2 an hour.
  • Meanwhile also start preparing rice, so that when the tamarind rice paste is ready rice will be available hot cooked.

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Preparation of tamarind rice paste

  • Take a vessel which can withstand prolonged heating.
  • Add oil to it.Tamarind rice requires a bit excess oil.
  • Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds to the oil.
  • When it starts to burst, add 2 teaspoons of urad dal, 2 teaspoons of chana dal and 2 teaspoons of fenu greek to the oil.
  • When urad dal and chana dal becomes golden brown, add a bunch of curry leaves, 3 split dried red chillies and 10 garlic pods to the oil.
  • Meanwhile take the bowl with tamarind.Squeeze the tamarind in water in the bowl.Make sure all the tamarind essence is in the water.Leave the extract behind.
  • Now add this tamarind essenced water to the vessel(one with the previously added ingredients) on stove.
  • Also add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Now close this vessel with a lid.
  • Heat in medium flame until garlic pods get cooked.
  • The tamarind rice paste is getting ready.Stir the mixture at frequent intervals.

preparation of tamarind rice paste

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  •  Once the paste becomes thick and garlic is cooked, it is ready to use.
  • Add the paste to hot rice and stir it thoroughly.If you are a person who dislikes oil in food, then leave the oil aside and use only the thick paste. 

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Tips:The tamarind rice paste doesn’t get spoilt easily because of a bit excess oil.So you can refridgerate it and use it.When you want to have tamarind rice, take the required amount of paste from fridge and mix it with hot rice.Working women can prepare the paste during sundays and use it during weekdays to prepare lunch as and when required.

Tamarind rice is mainly given in temples as prasatham.Even when making short journeys, people who take food from home usally make tamarind rice since it lasts long.

The Tamarind Rice recipe is one of the easiest recipes.Taste it and post in your comments.

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Variety Rice | | Leave a comment

Tomato Rice

Ingredients

1 cup basmati rice

1 onion                                                                                          

1/2 kg  tomato

4 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

1 teaspoon of coriander powder

3 spoons of ghee 

oil , salt as per requirement

2 piece of cassia roll

2 ananas flower

1 teaspoon of saunf fenl

1 brinji leaf

2 pieces cinnamon

Prerequisites

  • Soak 1 cup basmati rice in water and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes drain water from rice and fry the rice in 3 spoons of ghee , till it becomes golden brown.
  • Wash the tomatoes and cut into pieces.
  • Cut onion into lenghty pieces like french fries.

cut the onion and tomatoes

Preparation of tomato rice

  • Place the cooker over the stove.
  • Add 5 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon saunf fenl , 2 ananas flower , 2 pieces of cassia rool , 2 pieces of cinnamon ,1 brinji leaf.
  • When you get a nice aroma , add the cut onions and tomatoes to it .
  • Once onion turns golden brown , add 4 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste to it.
  • Stir till the raw ginger garlic smell disappears.  
  • Stir the mixture well and add the fried basmati rice.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of chilli powder , 1 teaspoon of coriander powder and salt as required.
  • Add 1 and a 1/2 cups of water to it. The same cup used to measure basmati rice should be used to measure water also. This is mainly to ensure that we get good consistency.

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  • Cook tomato rice in medium flame for 10 minutes.You may hear 4-5 whistles.
  • Have tomato rice with raita and putina chutney.

 

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Have Tomato Rice for lunch and post in your comments.

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Variety Rice | | Leave a comment

Vegetable Briyani

Ingredients

1 cup basmati rice

combination of briyani vegatables like green peas, carrot, green beans, green bell pepper, brocolli,  potato

1 onion                                                                                          

1 tomato

4 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

1 teaspoon of coriander powder

3 spoons of ghee 

oil , salt as per requirement

2 piece of cassia roll

2 ananas flower

1 teaspoon of saunf fenl

1 brinji leaf

2 pieces cinnamon

Prerequisites

  • Soak 1 cup basmati rice in water and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes drain water from rice and fry the rice in 3 spoons of ghee , till it becomes golden brown.
  • Cut vegetables into pieces and wash thoroughly.
  • Cut onion into lenghty pieces like french fries.
  • Cut the tomato and keep aside.

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Preparation of vegetable briyani

  • Place the cooker over the stove.
  • Add 5 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon saunf fenl , 2 ananas flower , 2 pieces of cassia rool , 2 pieces of cinnamon ,1 brinji leaf.
  • When you get a nice aroma , add the cut onions and tomatoes to it .
  • Once onion turns golden brown , add 4 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste to it.
  • Stir till the raw ginger garlic smell disappears.
  • Now add the washed vegetables also.
  • Stir the mixture well and add the fried basmati rice.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of chilli powder , 1 teaspoon of coriander powder and salt as required.
  • Add 2 cups of water to it.

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  • Cook the briyani until you hear 4 whistles.
  • Then leave it aside.
  • Through out the process cook the vegetable briyani in medium flame. 

 Taste the yummy south indian vegetable briyani.Have it with raita and putina chutney.

vegetable briyani

So how is this Hot South Indian Vegetable Briyani?

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Variety Rice | | Leave a comment

Mushroom Briyani

  Ingredients

  1 cup basmati rice

  mushroom 250 gm

  1 onion                                                                                          

  1 tomato

  4 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste

  2 teaspoons of chilli powder

  1 teaspoon of coriander powder

  3 spoons of ghee 

  oil , salt as per requirement

  2 piece of cassia roll

  2 ananas flower

  1 teaspoon of saunf fenl

  1 brinji leaf

  2 pieces cinnamon

 Prerequisites

  • Soak 1 cup basmati rice in water and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes drain water from rice and fry the rice in 3 spoons of ghee , till it becomes golden brown.
  • Cut mushroom into pieces and wash thoroughly.
  • Cut onion into lenghty pieces like french fries.
  • Cut the tomato and keep aside.

soak basmati rice in waterIwash mushroom thoroughly

 Preparation of mushroom briyani

  • Place the cooker over the stove.
  • Add 5 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon saunf fenl , 2 ananas flower , 2 pieces of cassia rool , 2 pieces of cinnamon ,1 brinji leaf.
  • When you get a nice aroma , add the cut onions to it .
  • Once onion turns golden brown , add 4 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste to it.
  • Once the raw ginger garlic smell disappears , add cut tomatoes to it.
  • Now add the washed mushrooms also.
  • Stir the mixture well and add the fried basmati rice.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of chilli powder , 1 teaspoon of coriander powder and salt as required.
  • Add 1 cup of water to it.
  • Also remember that mushrooms let out water while cooking.So 1 cup water will do.

 

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  • Cook the briyani until you hear 4 whistles.
  • Then leave it aside.
  • Through out the process cook the mushroom briyani in mild flame.

 

 Taste the yummy south indian mushroom briyani.Have it with raita and putina chutney.

mushroom briyani

So how is this spicy south indian mushroom briyani?

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Variety Rice | Leave a comment

   

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