Saturday, November 29, 2014

Vegetable Naartam Pazha Sadam - Citron Rice With Vegetables

VEGETABLE NAARTAM  PAZHA SAADAM / HERALE HANNINA CHITRAANNA
Ripe and juicy Naartam Pazham / Herale Hannu / Citron is ideal to prepare this 'Variety Rice'. It is prepared similar to Lemon Rice and it has a unique taste and flavour. The addition of vegetables makes it a delicious one - dish meal.


INGREDIENTS
Naartam Pazham  / Ripe Citron - 1 


Rice - 2 cups

Carrots ( Chopped ) - 1/4 cup

Beans  ( Chopped ) - 1/4 cup

Capsicum - 1 (Chopped )
Onion - 1 ( sliced )
Naartam Pazham  / Ripe Citron - 1 
Salt - 1 tsp
Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 pinch
Black gram dal - 1 tsp
Bengal gram dal - 1 tsp
Peanuts -  2 tbsps
Red chillies ( broken ) - 1
Green chillies ( Chopped ) - 2
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - a few
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
METHOD
1. Wash and pressure cook rice in 4 cups of water and allow to cool.
2. Wash and chop carrots, beans, capsicum and onion.
3. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds.
4. When it splutters add black gram dal and Bengal gram dal.
5. When the dals start turning into a golden colour add the peanuts and fry till they crack.
6. Add broken red chilly, chopped green chillies and the curry leaves.
7. Add chopped onion and cook till it turns reddish in colour. Keep the flame low so that the seasoning does not get burnt.
8. Add turmeric powder followed by the rest of the vegetables.
9. Saute till the vegetables are done, but remain crisp.
10. Stir in salt and cook for two more minutes.
11. Cut the Citron and squeeze in only the juice. (Take care to remove the seeds )
12. Switch off flame. 
13. Fluff up the cooked rice and pour in the prepared Citron - vegetable mix.
14. Gently blend together evenly without mashing up the rice.
15. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Enjoy the flavoursome Vegetable Naartam Pazha Sadam with any raita of your choice.


3 Post your Comments:

Chandra said...

Very rare to see a recipe for such a wonderful dish.
Thank you!

kitchen queen said...

delicious tempting rice.

Hari Chandana said...

healthy and delicious!!