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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Garlic Rice / Poondu Saadam / Lunch Box Recipes / Variety Rice Recipes

Do you love garlic? Then this is a must try recipe. Today I'm going to share one of the south Indian variety rice recipe called Garlic rice / Poondu Saadam. This is very tasty and flavourful rice. If you have any left over rice then make use of it and pack a quick lunch.
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Garlic Rice

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Cooked rice
  • 8 or 9 cloves of Garlic
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/3 cup of grated Coconut
  • 2 tbsp of Oil
  • 1 tsp  Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dhal
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in wok/ kadai, when hot add the garlic and dry red chillies and fry for a minute. Then add the grated coconut and fry for 1 minute. Do not burn the coconut. Even you can switch off the stove and roast the coconut in the kadai.
  • Allow it cool and grind the mixture coarsely in a mixie or a food processor and keep it aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the same kadai/wok, when hot add Mustard seeds and urad dal and allow it to splutter. And then add curry leaves to it. 
  • Now add coconut garlic mixture and salt to it and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the rice to it and mix well, so that rice and garlic mixture combine together.
  • Serve with potato fry or your favourite side dish.
 Garlic Rice
Notes
  • If you don't have any cooked or leftover rice.. cook them and allow it to cool and proceed the recipe. Do not use the hot rice for this recipe.
  • If the garlic cloves are big then reduce it to 5.
  • If you feel spicy, you can reduce the chillies too.
  • you can substitute dry coconut powder in the place of fresh coconut. 
  • Also you can prepare the coconut garlic mixture in advance and store it in a container in the fridge. Whenever you have any leftover rice, you can prepare this garlic rice easily.
Garlic Rice

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