Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rice with Vegetables

Rice with Sauted and Tempered Vegetables
Who is to stop you from calling it a Rice Salad?

Vegetable Upperi: Carrots, Beetroot
Finally decided to separate the two posts.  These vegetables could also accompany a simple Dal, or it could be a very satisfying Rice Salad! These simple stir-fry's, if you please, is a quick and commonly used dry-vegetable dish in Kerala. It can be made in several ways, including finely diced onions, a touch of garlic, a generous garnish of  grated coconut, a paste of coconut-cummin and chillies, maybe garlic and always a tempering of mustard seeds, broken red chillies and fresh curry leaves in coconut oil. This recipe goes to Deb's Souper Sundays.

1 Cup diced beetroot
1 Cup diced carrot
1 Cup diced snake gourd
Optional : 2 tbps or more of grated coconut [ dried dessicated coconut used in this recipe]
3 tbps of diced mild-hot, green chillies
3 tsps of coconut oil
Pinch of asafoetida
1-2 broken dried red chilli
1 stem curry leaves

Cook the rice and keep aside.


Heat the coconut oil
Temper the mustard seeds and cummin seeds alongwith the dried red chillies and curry leaves
Add a pinch of asafoetida
Add the chopped green chillies and the vegetables.
Add the turmeric powder and salt
Cook until done
Miix with the cooked rice and
Serve with a drizzle of coconut oil


  1. I can survive for weeks with this stir fried veggies..

  2. Thanks for sharing your rice salad at Souper Sundays--it looks like a healthy, delicious dish. ;-)

  3. Me too Priya!
    Thankyou Preeti and Deb!

  4. looks absolutely wonderful...I can't take my eyes off these yummy delights...

  5. veggies are perfectly cooked and looks delicious dear :)

  6. Wow!!! I would be very happy if I got these delicious dishes for lunch :-)

  7. That's a pretty array :-)and so comforting too :-)

  8. Thankyou Swathi and Gulmohar!

  9. How did I miss your beautiful presentation?
    Nice photos.

  10. First time here. ur blog is too good with cute presentation :)

  11. Your vegetables look so fresh and vibrant! Such a delicious salad!

  12. Hi first time on your blog, Love the pics of your recipes - one one suggestion if i may, perhaps you should change the font color to white, so that what you write can be read better... following you dear!

  13. Thankyou Priya!
    Had been thinking of changing it for sometime; this should allow for better clarity! :-)


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