Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mustard seeds rice with Onion-tomato in yogurt

I recently bought the Cookbook "Dakshin" Vegetarian cuisine from south by Chandra Padmanabhan. A authentic south Indian recipes rasam, kuzhambu,kootu,rice dishes with colorful and appealing photographs added in our little library.The book is well written with easy to follow and incredibly delicious taste. I would recommend this book for all those south indian recipe lovers.Here is one of the recipe I tried out.

Ingredients:
2 cup sona masoori rice
3 tbsp peanuts
salt to taste
 Paste
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup grated coconut
6 red chilies
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp asafoetida
a small lemon size tamarind pulp
water to grind
 Tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 1/2 tsp black gram dal
1 1/2  tsp bengal gram dal
2 red chilies
curry leaves
Cook rice and keep aside
Paste: blend all the ingedients to fine paste
Heat 6-7 tsp of oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when it splutter add black gram dal, bengal gram dal, red chilies and curry leaves peanuts. saute it for 2 mins. Now add the ground paste. saute unitl the raw smell disappears. Lastly, add the cooked rice and salt to taste. mix well.


Onion- Tomato in Yogurt:
1 Small chopped Onion
1 Chopped tomato
2 green chilies
cilantro for granishing
1 1/2 cup mix of buttermilk and yogurt
 Tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chillies
few curry leaves
In a bowl mix the onion, tomato, green chilies and yogurt. add salt to taste and temper it.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.

4 comments:

Asha said...

I love that book, such authentic recipes. I even bought another copy to send it to my sil in Bangalore. Mustard rice looks yummy.

Madhuri said...

Yes, Pics are so classic and eye catching. I love photography and so as cooking,it inspire me a lot.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe..love such flavourful dishes,looks so good with raitha..lovely combo together...thanks for dropping by ,hope to c u again,have a lovely weekend,take care

Madhuri said...

Thanks Sushma.

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