Monday, August 23, 2010

Tradional Onam Delicacies: Palakkadan Matta Ari/ Kerala Matta Rice

Korikka/ Rice server
The old and new for Onam....
A humble  pink crepe myrtle flowerbed/pookalam with a single  sprig of Genovese basil as garnish...
Food was served on a melamine banana leaf and the weekend allowed an Uthradom Sadya.

Ingredients
1 Cup of Palakkadan Matta Rice
3-4 Cups of water

Method
Wash and rinse the rice in 2-3 changes of water until the water runs clear
Bring water to a boil and put the washed rice in
Bring to a boil and cook for 30-40 minutes
 at this stage check a  rice grain which should give into pressure  and become soft
Switch off the stove
Drain, leaving some liquid in the pot
Cover and leave on the stovetop.

13 comments:

  1. very intresting rice.. luks delicious and beautifully clicked

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  2. Beautiful dish,well clicked..

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  3. nice to see the rice...it's the same rice we used to get from our paddy field, but not in palakad..missing old days....

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  4. Thanks; yes we used to get the same from our fields in Pkd.
    This was from the local Indian grocery; they have Palakkadan Matta rice.

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  5. Love this...Guess you had a wonderful Onam

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  6. Thankyou Gulmohar we did. Hope you had a wonderful Onam celebration too

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  7. Un plat qui semble délicieux.
    J'aime beaucoup.
    See soon.

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  8. Adipoli onam. I think you and your family enjoyed the sadya.

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  9. Dear ?, That looks delicious..
    This is regarding the eggplant. i have seen them in the markets, but haven't enquired details about these. I might talk to my vendor this weekend and ail you...Send you a comment thread soon, I hope.

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  10. Thankyou Lata; let me send you the link. Thankyou!

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  11. What an interesting rice. It looks healthy and delicious!

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  12. Xiaolu, thankyou!
    Matta Rice is a parboiled, rose-coloured rice grown in the Palakkad district in Kerala [it is also grown in other districts. It is high in fiber content and is still the widely used daily rice in our villages.

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