Saturday, April 23, 2016

Onion Vathakuzhambu Rice

You must have read my post on Onion Vatha Kuzhambu.I would say this is an extension of the same but the only difference here is that freshly made masala powder is used
You can make it when you invite guests for lunch


Ingredients
Part 1 - Dry Roast and Grind
  • Urad dhal - 1 1 /2 tablespoons
  • Channa dhal - 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly - 10 nos
  • Cashews - 10 to 12 pieces


Part 2 - Kozhambu
  • Gingelly Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Toor Dhal - 1 teaspoon
  • Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Small Onions - 15 nos
  • Thick Tamarind Extract - 1 1/2 cups
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jaggery - a small piece

Part 3 - Onion Vathakuzhambu Rice
  • Cooked Rice - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut pieces - few
Method
  • Dry Fry the ingredients given in Part 1 and grind it to a smooth paste using little water.Keep it aside
  • Heat gingelly oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves, toor dhal and hing
  • Saute small onions with a pinch of salt
  • Pour tamarind extract .Put salt and turmeric powder
  • Dissolve the ground masala paste in water and add to it
  • Allow it to boil for 2 - 3 minutes
  • Put jaggery and let it boil for some more time
  • Add the cooked rice and mix it well
  • Switch off the stove
  • Transfer it to serving bowl and top it with ghee and coconut pieces

  • Serve it with spicy curry and fried paapad