Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bottlegourd and Tomato Rice(Healthy & Lowfat)

Today I am going to share one more healthy and lowfat one pot meal.It is very easy to make and is ready in very less time.This is a combination of bottlegourd and tomato.Most of the time we make chutney with these 2 veggies but this combination for making a flavorful rice is also another great outcome.

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Main Ingredients:
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Ponni Raw Rice.............................1.5cups(uncooked)
Bottlegourd(Med)...........................1/2 piece
Tomatoes........................................3

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Canola Oil....................................2tbsp
Cumin Seeds................................2tsp
Bay Leaves..................................2
Cashew Nuts...............................1tbsp
Turmeric......................................1/2tsp
Cardamom...................................4
Cloves........................................6
Nutmeg.....................................1/2piece
Cinnamon Stick.........................1(small)
Garam Masala...........................1tbsp
Salt............................................to taste

Garnish :
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Cilantro...........................few leaves

Preparation :
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Cook the rice and keep it aside.While the rice is cooling down let us prepare the bottlegourd-tomato masala.Rinse the vegetables and cut them into big chunks .


Place a pan on the stove on med-high heat add oil and let it heat up.Now add cumin seeds,cloves,cardamom,cinnamon stick,bay leaves ,nutmeg and cashews to the oil and fry them till they are golden in color.

Now add finely chopped or grated bottlegourd(do not remove the peel) and turmeric to the spices and fry till the raw smell is gone.


While that is cooking finely chop the tomatoes in the chopper.


Once the bottlegourd is lightly cooked add the chopped tomato to the pan and stir well.Let it cook till the rawness in the tomato is gone.


Once the bottlegourd-tomato mix is well cooked add salt and garam masala to the mix and give a nice stir and let cook for a minute.


Now add the cooked  warm rice to the vegetable mix and stir well.Garnish with cilantro.


Yummy Bottlegourd-Tomato Rice is ready to be served.Can be served as is or with some papad and yogurt.


Try this rice and let me know how you like it.

Note :
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1)I did not add any ginger-garlic paste to this rice.

2)Rinse the bottlegourd nicely.Keep the peel of the bottlegourd do not remove it if it nice and tender.Peel has lot of nutrients in it.


I am sending this to CWS- Cardamom Seeds event hosted by Priya.

28 comments:

  1. Never thought about this combo rice. An innovative one.

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  2. Bottle gaurd rice! Never heard them before..But I am sure it would have tasted delicious, as it looks.

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  3. Thank you Suma.I tried it for the first time and tasted lovely.

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  4. Thank you Kalai.It sure was delcious.We all loved it.

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  5. Wow Kiran, never tried this combination, thanks for sharing..fantastic rice dish..

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  6. Dear Kiran, you make everything perfect and delicious..very yummy rice..thanks for sharing such a healthy rice..

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  7. Thank you Nithu for your compliments.

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  8. Wow Kiran, never tried this combination, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Looks great Kiran. Never thought of cooking bottle gourd this way. will surely try it next time.

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  10. This combination is new to me..I prepare tomato rice often...I'll try yours soon...looks very delicious :)

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  11. very nice one ... different combo and it looks superb on urs .

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  12. A nice way to use bottle gourd!!

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  13. Haiii Kiran,hw r u ter dear,,wooow nice rice dish i never tried rice dish with bottle gourd ur's simply superb dear looks perfect,,

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  14. Great combo.Looks so delicoius & colourful.

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  15. never heard about this rice before very nice and luks gr8...will try it soon

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  16. hey kiran I make snacks with bottle gourd,,,but never tried rice with bottle gourd...great and healthy combination..really good idea..thx for sharing dear...

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  17. Kiran,

    Nice combo rice, healthy one.

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