Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Spicy Watermelon Seeds Rice

So many Cookery Tv shows do exists in my mother tongue 'Tamil', obviously i dont have that much to follow each and every cookery shows. Whenever time permits, i check those shows and try to recreate few dishes if they sounds different from the usual one in my kitchen. Recently i saw a famous cookery show in one of the regional tv and got hooked to a rice dish where the host of this show used pumpkin seeds to make this quick rice. Since i dont have pumpkin seeds, i tried the same rice dish with watermelon seeds which i bought during my last India trip. Pumpkin or melon seeds, am sure this easy breezy rice which definitely tickle your tastebuds and you can pack them very well for your lunch.

Melon Seeds Rice, Spicy  WaterMelon seeds rice
If you are in hurry and dont have enough time to cook your lunch, just try to make this quick one pot meal. You just need already cooked rice to make this dish ,this rice gets ready very quickly than you can imagine. Just dry roasted melon seeds with dry red chillies is quite enough to spice this rice with usual tempering spices and peanuts. We just loved having this rice with papads and trust me you will definitely enjoy this simple rice. This ultimate watermelon seeds rice served warm or at room temperature makes an excellent meal as watermelon seeds have loads of nutritional values and rich in vitamins. This rice is going to this week's blogging marathon as am running this week with Rice dishes as theme.

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Watermelon Seeds Rice, Watermelon seeds spicy rice

2cups Cooked basmati rice
1/2cup Watermelon seeds
6-7 nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Urad dal
Few curry leaves
Few peanuts
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

Dry roast the watermelon seeds, dry red chillies until the seeds starts popping,put off the stove.

Transfer the dry roasted seeds and chillies to the mixie jar and let it cool completely.

Grind as bit coarse powder with salt.

Spicy Watemelon seeds rice

Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida powder.

Add the peanuts and fry until they turns slightly brown.

Add immediately rice, the grounded watermelon seeds and toss everything gently.until the rice gets completely gets well mixed with the spice powder.

Serve warm or at room temperature with papads.


great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

I also did this last week.. You r right this is very tasty and healthy rice

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

This is so cool. Hearing for the first time. Adding to my bookmarks

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

Watermelon seeds sound like a nice addition to the rice. Nice one.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting and innovative rice dish made with watermelon seeds.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting dish, Priya! Never thought of adding watermelon seeds to a rice dish.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! I have not heard of this before....looks beautiful. Bookmarking it!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds very interesting Priya! I have never cooked with watermelon seeds.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and interesting addition of melon seeds in a rice dish.