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
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.
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