Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bindi Rice


Boiled rice - 1 cup
Lady's Finger - 1 cup - cut into 1 inch long pieces
Onion - 1 - chopped
Garlic - 2 nos - finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - 1/2 lemon size - extract juice adding 1/4 cup of water
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Oil - 5 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Roasted peanuts - few(optional)


1. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, then lady's finger.
2. When it is half cooked, add salt and fry again. when cooked well, add 1/4 tsp of pepper, stir well, turn off gas and keep it aside.
3. Heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds, add onion, curry leaves and fry until golden brown in onion.
4. Add tamarind juice now, turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt(very little) and let it boil until oil gets separated.
5. Finally add the remaining pepper powder, roasted peanuts, coriander leaves and mix well.
6. Add cooked rice now, mix well and serve with any raitha you prefer.

Ingredients picture...

-> Bindi rice is my hubby's most favorite dish. Thanks to Reshmi, who taught this to me. She only introduced this to my hubby and from that day onwards, he is a great fan of this Bindi rice.
-> You can also try this in biriyani style. Means, cut the onions length wise, instead of pepper add chilli powder, include garam masala, thats it.
-> This is the actual recipe, but i modified a little for my taste. Try this method too and post me your comments.