Vendaya Keerai Sadam | Methi Rice

With the thought of 30 mins meal mela in mind, it's invetiable that we come up with yet another simple and easy to make Methi Rice. This is Athamma's creation and needless to say it always turns out so good. Though she was hesitant that the rice might turn out a wee bit bitter, we couldn't find it at all after making it. 

Vendaya Keerai is a healthy option for Diabetes. Athamma tends to include this in as many forms as she can in her regular diet. Though rice is normally not advised for diabetic, there is no harm in including a cup of rice in your meal, especially if it's packed with so much beneficial things.

The rice was so good on it's own, that I didn't have to make any side dish to be served with it. However you can serve with curds.

Sending this to my 30 Mins Meal Mela

Vendaya Keerai Sadam

Vendiya Sadam

Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Methi Leaves. trimmed - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 medium

For the paste

Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1/2 medium
Clove - 2
Cinnamon 1"
Cardomon - 2
Coconut - 2 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger 1"
Green Chilies - 2 long
Coriander leaves few

For Tempering

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Roasted Groundnuts - 1 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts few

How to make the Methi Rice Mixed rice

Wash and soak rice, cook in your regular method. Keep it aside.

Wash and drain the methi leaves.

In a mixer take all the ingredients for the ground masala along with the methi leaves. Grind to a smooth paste using little water.

Heat a non stick pan with oil and ghee. Temper with tempering ingredients. Saute for couple of minutes.

Now add the ground masala and saute well till the raw smell leaves. This may take about 5 - 7 mins.

When the oil starts coming out from the masala, add the cooked rice and mix well. Finally mix in the lemon juice and remove.

Serve hot.
Methi rice
Saute the ground masala till the raw smells leaves.
Make sure you don't add lemon juice still on stove.

Since this has masala in the rice itself you don't really have to serve anything special for this.

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