Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ivygourd Peanut Rice

A quick, simple and highly flavourful one pot meal with ivygourds aka Kovakkai. Peanuts plays an important role in the spice mix i used to flavour this rice. Sorry guys i couldnt stop myself posting dishes with peanuts coz am hosting this month's cooking with seeds event with peanuts as star ingredient. Thanks to each and everyone for their contribution for this month's CWS event, since am bit hooked with few stuffs at home,i couldnt able to visit  all the linked posts till today for this event.

Coming to this quick rice, if you have cooked leftover rice and peanut spice mix i used in this rice already aside, you can very well finish preparing this rice within less than 15minutes, obviously you can also go for your choice of veggies somehow i felt saying that ivygourd, brinjal and bottlegourd works wonder for making this podi rice.You can carry very well this rice in your lunch box and dont forget to serve this delicious,flavourful rice simply with chips or fryums.Sending to my event CWS-Peanuts hosted by me.


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

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1/4cup Raw peanuts
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Dessicated coconut
5nos 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 pan, let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves, add the chopped onions,saute until they turns transculent.

 add the chopped ivygourd,salt,turmeric powder and cook in simmer until the veggies turns soft.

Now add the 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 chips,papads or any spicy side dish..

36 comments:

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Nvr thought we could make ivy gourd rice.. Bookmarked

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative rice...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

wow aks its great delicious rice... ll try it soon...

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

rice looks interesting and adding peanuts not only increases the taste but also nutritional value of the dish... Todays Post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/murg-methi-malai-chicken-with-fenugreek.html

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n delicious one pot meal sis, must try recipe...

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a lovely combination, beautifully presented!

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

innovative and delicious rice.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... Reply To This Comment

gud combo..and yes..never thought of this gourd in the rice, rather than having it along with the rice. :)

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Priya I love peanuts n so I love this rice..truly delicious..bookmarking this one

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting combo, loved the addition of crispy peanuts.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

such a tempting and inviting recipe

Anu Shoj said... Reply To This Comment

awesome...new and interesting...
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Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

never thought ivy gourd wd go with peanuts.. i wd say this is highly innovative recipe.. :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious like brinjal rice..

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative recipe...

Malaysian Delicacies said... Reply To This Comment

simple and tasty!!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy n tempting:)n nice clicks.

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

wow...the peanut masala sounds so flavorful and delicious...rice looks so yumm! So sorry Priya i couldn't able to send any recipe to ur event bcoz of moving :( will try to participate in ur future events...

Reni said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting combo...looks awesome !

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

You have so many rice recipes to share Priya. I love peanut rice and with ivygourd would have tasted awesome.

CHITRA said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting combo. looks so nice..

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

A perfect meal! Looks delicious!

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative and yummy recipes akka.. love the addition of peanuts..

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting combination, love it

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

What an innovative combo priya...love the clicks too.

preethiDhinesh said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome innovation , I have never tried a rice with Ivy gourd though

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking rice with the huge list to do from ur blog am going crazy which one to select..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

sounds very intresting dear,never made rice with ivygourd...

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

looking yummy..lovely picture..

krishna said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!1 never thought to putting ivy gourd in fried rice.. awesome recipe..
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Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Une combinaison bien gourmande. Ce plat doit être bien délicieux.
A bientôt

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and interesting rice, looks delicious :)

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

nice blending combo of peanut ivy gourd....rice looks scrumptious

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious rice sis...very healthy combo..i ll try this soon..

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Is this a variation on Maharastrian masale bhath. I like the spices your have used.