Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Poondu satham / Garlic rice

This is a simple recipe but a very helpful postnatal diet. I had made this several times and found this as the easiest, yet a tasty way to include garlic in my postnatal diet. I found this recipe in a supplement of a tamil magazine.

Garlic rice


Cooked rice - 2 cups

Small onion- 1/2 cup

Garlic pods - 1 cup

Ginger- 1/4 inch piece

Roasted and ground black pepper- 1/2 tsp

Raosted and ground cumin seeds- 1 tsp


An important thing in making any mixed rice variety is that the rice has to be cooked well but must be separate grains. Normally this can be achieved by roasting the raw rice in little ghee before cooking or adding a little sesame oil while it is cooking. Once the rice is cooked, cool it well in a wide pan/ plate.

Cut the onions, garlic and ginger into fine pieces. Heat oil or ghee in a wide skillet, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds , dried chillies (3-4 numbers) and curry leaves. Add the onion, garlic and ginger pieces and fry them on low heat.Add pepper powder and cumin powder. Add salt to taste and mix the rice , turning off the heat.


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