September 2, 2010

Pepper Rice



1 cup


2 tbs

Mustard Seeds

½ tbs

Urad Dal

½ tbs

Split Gram / Channa dal

1 tbs

Curry Leaves

1 spring

Red Chilly


Pepper Corns

2 tbs

Cumin Seeds

1 tbs

Grated Coconut

¼ cup


To Taste


1. Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.

2. Pressure cook the rice with 2 cups of water for 10 mins.

3. Spread out the rice so that it dries down.

4. Heat the small pan and add pepper corns. Fry it for a minute and then add the cumin seeds and fry till it starts popping.

5. Allow it to cool down and then make it into fine powder.

6. Sprinkle salt and the powder over the rice.

7. Heat the oil in the pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chilly (split into halves) and curry leaves.

8. When mustard seeds starts popping, add the cashewnuts and fry till it becomes golden brown.

9. And then add the grated coconut and fry for 2 minutes.

10. Then add the rice mixture, mix them well and fry for 3-4 mins.

Hint : This is good for people who have caught cold.

This dish goes well with egg fry.


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