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February 16, 2011

Tindora Rice (Kovakkai Saadham)


Ingredients:
Tindora/Ivy Gourd/Kovakkai sliced - 1 cup
Potato - 1 chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup thinly sliced
Raw/Sona Masuri Rice - 1/2 cup uncooked
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper - 3/4 to 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 5 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

Method:
Cook rice in 1 1/4 cup water and set aside.
Heat oil in a wide pan. Add jeera. When it crackles, add hing, curry leaves and onion.
When onion turns golden brown, add sliced tindora.
Fry for 5 minutes.
Now add chopped potatoes, sprinkle salt and cover the pan with a lid.
When the veggies are almost cooked, open the lid and fry for 5 minutes until they turn crispy.
Add cooked rice and ground pepper. Toss everything together without mashing the rice.
Serve with pappad or raitha.

16 comments:

  1. Rice looks so inviting and colorful. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. This sounds like a super one pot meal...looks very tempting Mahi

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  3. The rice looks so yummy and quite innovative too.

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  4. Yumm, thats a best way to sneak this veggie,looks delicious..

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  5. I always look for tindora recipe ..and this one is so unique ...looks delish..bookmarked

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  6. I never used tindora as my hubby dont eat it. I have to try this atleast for me.U tempted me :)

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  7. That looks really good - have not tried making kovakai rice before.

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  8. Mahimaa, this looks yummy. Just few days before I posted Kovakkai Saadham, but in a slightly different way. Yours look super delicious.

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  9. VEry simple but flavorful rice...looks very nice..

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  10. I make This rice but its different masala. Must try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. yummy satham, great clicks, I also make this for my hubby's lunch box.

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  12. New recipe for me but worth trying..

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  13. Looks nice receipe. You can also see the same receipe in http://indinsouthdishes.blogspot.com

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