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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Black Pepper - Cashew Rice


My "cooking from a cookbook" themed, Day 4 post of BM#7 comes from "Healthy South Indian Cooking", co authored by Alamelu Vairavan and her American neighbor for the past two decades, Patricia Marquardt. When I was looking for cookbooks in my local library, this book caught my husband's attention for the word 'South Indian" and we borrowed it. J This book has a very good collection of South Indian style recipes, especially the ones belonging to Chettinad cuisine. Some of them are very new to me and I can't wait to try them.
Being a South Indian, rice is a staple dish in my home and I am on a lookout for new rice dishes. For the same reason and the simplicity of it, I tried this savory black pepper - cashew rice. The authors mention that it goes well with both vegetable and meat dishes or raitas. However I served it with plain raita since it was spicy enough on it's own.

Ingredients:
1 cup rice (I used Sona masuri rice. Basmati variety can be substituted.)
For tadka: 2 Tbsp oil / ghee, 1 tsp urad dal (split black gram), 1 tsp mustard seeds, few curry leaves and 1 dried red chilli, broken into bits
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/4 cup dry toasted cashews
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash the rice and cook adding 2 cups of water. Let cool to keep the grains separated.
Heat oil in a pan and add the tadka ingredients. When mustard seeds start to pop, add chopped onion. When onion turns translucent, add pepper and cumin powders, salt and cashews. Mix well.


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22 comments:

Prathibha said...

we make this miriyalu annam..other than the addition of onion,rest all same..:)

Archana Vivek said...

looks super white and nice.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I posted a rice recipes too! Love the cashew rice!

Jane said...

Any dish with cashews is a winner!

sabina said...

This pic is inviting...i make a version adding garlic and pepper...it's garlic rice wat we call!! wonderful pic...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tempting rice, interesting idea too

Mom Chef said...

yumm ! I love flavoured rice, and this is a new addition to the repertoire ! great click Suma !

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow too good aromatic..

A Spoonful of Yumm said...

love the combination of black pepper & cashews ! this is a must try dish. thanks for sharing :-)

PJ said...

Looks so tempting.

Pavani said...

Wow.. such a simple and spicy rice dish. Must try soon.

jayasree said...

Black pepper and cashew combo in rice...I can't wait to try it. Lovely clicks.

harini-jaya said...

Bagundhi..My cousin had told me about miriyala annam long back, but I was wondering if my kids would like it. So never attempted it.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wonderful pepper rice !! looks tasty !!

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Happy Cook / Finla said...

Beautiful and delicious looking rice.

Nitha said...

Thats an easy one to fit inside the lunch box..

n33ma said...

Looks very yummy

kankana said...

I would love that with a spicy curry!

Latha said...

Simply yummy...

Now Serving said...

oH WOW mouth watering yum! LOVE this kind of rice, Awesome clicks Suma :)

Aarthi said...

sounds diffrent

Rujuta said...

The rice looks yummy..nice recipe..
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