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.

Ingredients
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.

Method

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

20 comments:

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

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

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  3. Me too Priya!
    Thankyou Preeti and Deb!

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

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

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

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

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  8. Thankyou Swathi and Gulmohar!

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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