Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ridgegourd Peel Rice/Pulav flavored with Kasoori Methi and Celery

This is an other dish I made with ridgegourd peel.This dish too missed it's way to Nithu's Best Out of Waste Event as I could not post it on time.This is an other healthy way to enjoy the rich nutrients of the ridgegourd peel.Very simple to make , healthy and delicious too eat.

Let us see how this delicious Ridgegourd Peel Rice/Pulav is made------------


Main Ingredients :
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Raw Rice.......................................2cups(uncooked)
Tender RidgeGourd Peel................1cup(cleaned and chopped)
Celery............................................2sticks(cleaned and chopped)
Kasoori Methi................................1/4 cup

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Canola Oil.....................................1.5tbsp
Ginger............................................1inch
Green Chilly...................................1
Garlic Cloves.................................4
Bay Leaf........................................2
Cardamom.....................................5
Cloves...........................................7
Turmeric........................................1/4tsp
MTR Pulav Masala Powder............1tsp
Lemon Juice...................................1tbsp
Salt................................................to taste

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

Preparation :
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Rinse the raw rice and cook it keep it aside for it to cool down a bit.Meanwhile take the cleaned ridgegourd peel and chop it.


In a mixie jar blend the chopped peel with ginger ,chilly and make a paste.


Now place a pan on the stove on medium high heat and add oil to it.Once the oil heats up add the bay leaf,cloves and cardamom to it and fry for a minute.


Now add the ground paste to the pan along with some turmeric and stir well and let it cook for 2minutes or just till rawness is gone.


Now add kasoori methi to the pan and fry the mix for 1 more minute.


Now add cleaned and chopped celery to the pan and cook for 1 more minute.


Now add little salt and paprika to the veggie mix and stir well.


Add 1 spoon of the pulav masala and the cooked rice to the pan and stir well till the rice blends in with the vegetable mix.Adjust salt as needed(we already added some to the above mix).


Switch off the stove and add the lemon juice and mix well.


Finally garnish the flavored rice with cilantro.


Delicious and healthy RidgeGourd Peel Rice/Pulav is ready to be served as is or with some raw toamato and onion or with yogurt or raita.


Note :
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1) This rice was very delicious for us but a little spicy for the kids.Next time I will avoid adding the green chilly.

2) A very quick and easy to make pulav/ rice dish.You can make it for a get-together too,sure every one will love it and will be surprised to know the secret ingredient in the dish.

3) Adding Kasoori Methi and Celery to this rice has enhanced the flavors of the rice.

4) Will definitely make it again.

11 comments:

  1. Ridgegourd peel rice is something really unique.. Looks inviting.

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  2. this is surely looks yummy.. new combination to me..looks intresting :)

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  3. Oh nice way of using ridgegourd peel. Have used only to make chutneys. This one is good. :)

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  4. Kiran, it sure looks and sounds great !!! Feel free to send it to my think spice: think fenugreek event.

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  5. healthy and interesting rice recipe, great

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  6. good one..innovative technique to make rice..healthy too

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  7. Looks really delicious...love to taste it full...:)

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  8. Such a droolworthy rice, i love it and will definitely try..

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  9. mouthwatering n delicious.....yummo..just made rice with greens yesterday..wil post it soon.....very nutritious...

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  10. Congrats on winning in the icecream event.

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