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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Garlic Rice / Poondu Saadam

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.
Garlic Rice

  • 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
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in wok/ khadai, when hot add the garlic and dry red chillies and roast till they are done. Then add the grated coconut and roast for 1 minute. Do not burn the coconut. Even you can switch off the stove and roast the coconut in the khadai.
  2. Allow it cool and grind the mixture coarsely with the help a mixer or a food processor and keep it aside.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in the same khadai/wok, when hot add Mustard seeds and urad dhal and allow it to splutter. And then add curry leaves to it. 
  4. Now add coconut garlic mixture and salt to it and switch off the stove. Then add the rice to it and mix well.
 Garlic Rice
  • 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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