Sunday, June 7, 2009

Curry sadham/Masala Vegetable Rice

This is my mom's recipe.We call it as curry sadham(rice mixed with vegetable curry).

My mom usually makes a curry with vegetables and a spice powder and mixes it with cooked rice.(sadham in tamil)

So that is how it got its name.It is so simple to make.We can also use left over rice.


For the spice powder:

Roast the following in 2 tsp of oil and grind it into a powder

Urad dal - 4tsp

Dry red chillies - 4

Coriander seeds - 2Tbsp

Cinnamon stick - 1 inch

cloves - 2

fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Other ingredients:

Rice - 1 1/2 cup

Water - 3 cups

Mixed vegetables - 1 cup(a combination of finely cut carrots,beans,cauliflower,peas and potato can be used)

Onion - 1 medium

Oil - 3tbsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

A sprig of curry leaves

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing


Cook the rice with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker.Seperate the rice grains and fluff with a fork.

In a pan,heat 3 Tbsp of oil.Add the onions and a half a teaspoon of turmeric powder.When they are slightly brown add carrots,beans,potatoes,peas and cauliflower.

Keep the heat in medium.Saute the vegetables.Add salt and keep on stirring till the vegetables become tender.

Now add the spice powder and stir for sometime.

Now add the cooked rice and check for salt and keep on stirring till the rice and the masala and the vegetables blend together.

Turn down the heat and garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with a raita and papad.

Ive sent this recipe and my Puli pongal recipe to Ravishing Rice event hosted by Nags

This is actually a Monthly Mingle event started by Meeta

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