Friday, May 6, 2011

Ivygourd Masala Rice

I just love one pot meal anytime, also its take less time to get ready while you are in hurry..I never stop cooking one pot meal atleast twice a week to keep me away from my wonderful kitchen since i spend most of my time there...This tuesday i prepared this yummy masala rice using ivygourd and a home made spice powder with usual spices along with flax seeds and mustard seeds...Am almost cleaning my pantry, yep its time to finish almost all the spices especially flax seeds sitting in my pantry since a long, adding flax seeds in spice powder turn them absolutely healthy and can feed anyone easily...I love flax seeds in anything, i never stopped adding them in my recipes..Coming to this masala rice, its suits prefectly as a lunch box menu, serve it with spicy side dish or raita for our lunch,you will definitely have a wonderful lunch..

Ivygourd Masala Rice

2cups Cooked rice
1/4kg Ivygourd (chopped lengthwise)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Flax seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Mustard seeds
2tbsp Dessicated coconut
4nos Dry red chillies

Roast and grind as fine powder all the ingredients given under the list 'to grind' and keep aside..

Heat enough oil in a tawa, let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves, add the chopped onions,saute until they turns transculent, add the slit opened green chillies, chopped ivygourd,salt,turmeric powder and cook in simmer until the veggies turns soft..Now add the garam masala powder, grounded spice powder as per need(sprinkle water if needed), cook again for few minutes..

Finally add the cooked rice, toss everything gently until the rice get well mixed, serve it with raita,papads or any spicy side dish..

38 comments:

  1. Yummy rice but new to me. Bookmarked :-)

    Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup : HRH-Puffed Rice

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  2. Lovely recipe Priya...the spice mix sounds super.

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  3. interesting spice powder...sounds very flavorful and looks yummy

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  4. Gr8 idea to add a little of flaxseeds to our daily dishes...The masala rice looks superb ! I also relish any kind of masala rice.

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  5. Mixed rice is always a fav @ home...looks nice

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  6. Yumm yumm.. rice looks grainy . well cooked.

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  7. delicious rice...please rush ur entries for Fast food-Noodles in my blog.

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  8. yumm,its so hot these days that a one pot is one easy way to finish cooking and just get out of the hot kitchen :) have a nice week end

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  9. Gosh...can I have some for dinner now???? ;)

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  10. Liked the roasted and grounded spices here..You are the queen when it comes to one pot meal list :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. Looks so tempting and easy to make rice...

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  12. The spice mix is sure to be delicious and I totally agree that one pot meals are a boon when there is a time crunch :)

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  13. Oh this must be delicious - we love kovakai at home.

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  14. Nice rice recipe...Great for dinner...

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  15. I always wanted to try it but never really made it so thanks for the recipe Priya- surely on my to do list :)
    US Masala

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  16. Priya, neenga mundhiteenga.. I's about to post a variety rice using kovakkai next week.. Ungalodhadhu migavum arumai

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  17. love the spices...simply super masala rice....tempting me a lot :) Bookmarked!!!

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  18. Never tried adding flax seeds. Must try.

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  19. I am in the mood to eat some of it right now!

    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  20. This looks so tasty.
    I'm not sure that I could find ivy gourds in California, what would I use instead?
    Mimi

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  21. Superb rice,Priya. Never tried ivygourd in a rice dish.

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  22. nice clicks of the rice and it is more tempting with aromatic flavours of the masala

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  23. Interesting recipe Priya..Delicious rice!

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  24. wow lookg gud,,,,like the way rice is cooked

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  25. wow.interesting recipe...something new to me...the rice looks so spicy and tempting..

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  26. Superb recipe..perfectly cooked rice.

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  27. The masala rice looks superb...I also relish any kind of masala rice. :)

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  28. wow.. i am drooling here.looks so good..

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  29. Very different .. bookmarked. Looks yummy.

    Vardhini
    Vardhiniskitchen

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  30. nice lunch box food.. i like quick foods..

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