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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Minumala Annam / Urad Dal Rice

Here is a simple and quick south Indian style rice idea using black gram / urad dal. This rice does not need even vegetables and does not involve any elaborate prep work or cooking. I saw the mention of this rice as part of a prasadam to be offered in a 'Rama Paarayan' book. To be honest, I had never heard about it before and I am still not sure if there is a standard version out there for this rice preparation. I went ahead with my own version keeping it simple and basic. I liked the rice and feel that it is a great idea when you have left over rice and looking for a quick meal option or have run out of vegetables.
2 cups cooked rice (I used sona masuri rice.)
1 tbsp. whole black gram /  sabut urad dal
1/2 tbsp. split chick peas / chana dal
1 to 2 tbsp. grated dry coconut
3 dried red chillies
Ingredients for tadka:
2 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. peanuts
1 tsp. split chickpeas / chana dal
1 tsp skinned and split black gram / urad dal
1 tsp. mustard seeds
10 - 12 curry leaves
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
3/4 tsp. salt or to taste
2 pinches of asafoetida powder

* Dry toast black gram, split chick peas, dry coconut and red chillies together on medium flame until the split chickpeas starts to change color to a reddish hue. Transfer the ingredients to a wide plate and let them cool. Grind the ingredients to a fine powder.
* Heat oil and add peanuts, split chickpeas, split black gram and mustard seeds in that order. When peanuts and split chickpeas turn golden brown, add curry leaves, turmeric and asafoetida and stir once. Turn off the stove and add the ground powder and salt. Stir well until the powder is coated with the oil and add the rice. Mix well until all the rice grains are coated well with the powder, breaking any rice lumps if present. 
* The rice can be served immediately. 
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Priya Suresh said...

I just love this sort of flavoured rice, urad dal rice looks prefect to have some with some fryums. Lovely rice dish.

Rafeeda AR said...

This is an interesting rice to make for a lazy lunch, just a potato stir fry on the side and ready to go!

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said...

Must be a healthy rice especially for ladies!! Have never tried it so far!!

Pavani N said...

That is one protein rich rice dish. Looks amazing.

Sandhiya said...

This rice is so new to me.Such a healthy and flavorful rice.Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Sarita said...

Nice flavored rice. simple and delicious.

Chef Mireille said...

what a flavorful rice - its always nice to learn a new rice variety

Srivalli said...

Love your picture and it looks so good Suma. I like it for the simple fact that it is such an easy one to make. I am sure whether it is actually a prasadam comes next, we can always start the tread..:)

Ruchi Indu said...

nice vibrant flavoured rice. Would love to have with some fried potatoes

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

very nice. I always want to prepare this but somehow keep missing it. Got to try this for sure now.