Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pepper rice

I always liked to eat mixed rice-chitrannam.Since its only 2 of us its easy to prepare mixed rice for lunch.Pepper rice is one that used to be served as prasadham in Shiva temple.After the late evening harathi they distribute pepper rice as prasadham.From then on i used to prepare this rice often at home.Its easy to digest & the pepper in this rice gives a unique taste.
Cooked rice 1 cup
Pepper 2tsp(crushed)
Coconut 1/4cup
Oil 2 tsp
Ghee 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
Cashew nuts few
Uradh dhal 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
curry leaves few

Pressure cook rice & spread it in a plate & set aside.In a kadai add ghee & fry cashew nuts to golden brown set aside.In the same kadai add oil mustard seeds.When they pop add uradh dhal & curry leaves.Then add grated coconut & saute till it becomes a bit dry.Now add pepper powder & mix well.Take off stove.Mix this coconut mixture,fried cashew nuts & salt to cooked rice.Adjust salt.