Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Snakegourd Masala Rice

Another Lunch box menu from my kitchen..its kinda hard to feed kids with our Indian veggies who were born n brought up in abroad, this masala rice works magic n was healthy too..i tried masala rice with snakegourd n the result was amazing, we liked it much, its simple to prepare n tasty while having..

1 no Snakegourd
1/4 cup Split green gram
2 cup Basmati rice(cooked)
1 no Onion
3 nos Green chillies
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
1/4 tsp Cumin seed powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Mustard seed
1/4 tsp Urad dal
Salt as per taste
5nos Curry leaves

Peel the skin of snakegourd n cut them into small pieces, soak the split moongdal(green gram) for a half an hour with cold water in a bowl..cut the onions into small pieces n open slightly the green chillies..Bring the already cooked r left over basmati rice to the room temperature..

Heat enough oil in a kadai..add the mustard seeds n urad dal..let them splutters..now add the onions pieces n stir them until onions turns transculent.. add the snakegourd pieces with green chillies to the onion pieces..add the soaked green gram n curry leaves too with the veggies, cook them for a while in simmer, dont add water in any case to the veggies,add the pepper powder, cumin seed powder, garam masala powder n salt to the veggies, close with the lid n stir them occasionally, snakegourd may leave some water once we add salt, cook until the water get evaporated, add the basmati rice to the mixture n toss them well till they get well mixed..

Serve hot with papads n chips..easy to prepare n will ressembles as Indian style fried rice..kids will love this..even adults too..

Sending this to: Rice Mela by Srivalli
                       Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth..


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

yeh perfect lunch box item priya supper combo with pappad

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Rekha..glad u liked it..thanks for dropping ur comments..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya.. nice creative idea... will try...
thxs for dropping ur comment in my aloo tikki.No need to gring the bread, just mix all ingredients & mash well.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Sri for ur comments n also for ur immediate reply for my doubt..

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

its looks yummy and new to me with snakegourd

Deepika said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, Priya .. looks delicious. Wonderful idea. I'll try it out someday.

anudivya said... Reply To This Comment

How did you ever come up with this idea? Nice one.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Pavani n Deepika..try it out n lemme know..

Anudivya, as i have picky eaters at home, need to prepare a bit fusional n insert these sorts of veggies with their fav food dishes...thanks