Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kudamilagai Carrot Saadham & an Award



This recipe is from a book named " Vegetarian Samayal of South India".Author of this book is Viji Varadarajan. It is a pretty cool book with a lot of interesting recipe.Yesterday I tried this rice and it came out pretty good. Even my son, who is not a huge fan of Rice gave me a green flag for this.:). Pitla powder can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for a longer time and also can be used for different other rices and dishes.

Also Ammu has passed me this wonderful award.Thank you so much dear.I would luv to pass this to all my friends:)

Ingredients:

Rice-2 cups
Carrot-2 grated
Capsicum-2 chopped julienne
Pitla powder-1 1/2 tsp
Lime Juice-1 tns
Coriander leaf-1/2 bunch

For the tempering:
Mustard seeds-1/4tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry leaf-a few
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Oil-3 tbs

Method:

Cook the rice in 5 cups of water.Each grain of the cooked rice should be separated.Set aside and cool.
Heat oil and pop the mustard,add the other ingredients for tempering and stir for 5 seconds.Add the Capsicum and Carrots and stir over a medium flame for a couple of minutes until crunchy.Add the pitla powder and salt. Stir in the Rice gently adding the lime juice. Remove from the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot with Raita or Pachadi.



Pitla Powder

Coriander seeds-3cups
Bengal gram-1 cup
Red chilly-3/4 cup
Asafoetida/hing-2 tsp
Coconut-2 cups,grated
Oil-2 tsp



Heat a teaspoon of oil over a medium heat and roast the coriander seeds,bengal gram and redchillies until ram turns golden add the asafoetida powder.Heat remainin oil and roast the coconut until golden in color.Blend all the ingredients into a coarse powder.Store in an airtight bottle. This powder has a longer shelf life.

22 comments:

Pavithra said...

I love capsicum rice looking yumm dear.. and congrats on ur award too.. u deserve it

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks colorful and healthy; and congratulations for the award :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely award and lovely dish... Never heard of potli powder but looks yum....

Renuka said...

Congrats on your award..carrot rice loooks yummy..

Gita said...

I too make capsicum rice like this...adding pitla powder sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

kittymatti said...

i like this recipe..feels so homely!

Ann said...

Looks yumm :)

Kumudha said...

Carrot saadham looks so yummy!

I'm so happy to discover your blog, so many great vegan recipes!

Parita said...

Rice dish looks yum yum, nicely presented, congrats on the award dear!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow that's an flavourful rice recipe...looks colorful and yum...Congrats on your award....

Vrinda said...

congrats on ur award..rice looks great with all those veggies..nicely presented..

Pooja said...

The carrot rice look so delicious! Congrats on the award :)

Preety said...

rice looks super yummy..nice presentation too, pitla powder is something new for me..

Congrats for your award

CHAITRA said...

Capsicum rice sounds very tasty and looks colourful!!
Do drop in sometime to my blog!!!

Chitra said...

This sadham is in my try list 4 ac long time..colorful:) i do make pitla powder in the same way:)

Bergamot said...

Congrats on the award. It looks yummy. Nice presentation too. Just took me down the memory lane. My friend used to bring rice with mulgapudi for lunch and we used to relish it.

Pooja said...

this recipe sounds interesting.. i love carrots and capsicum.. congras on your award !

Sukanya said...

I love the color and it looks so appetizing and nutritious. Congrats on the award.You have a lovely blog.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments:).

Hari Chandana said...

looks soo yum..Lovely pics :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats on ur award, dear...you deserve more in future. Rice with kudaimilagai is great.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you so much for all your sweeet comments:).