All in all, all of us enjoyed meeting and planned to do it again soon.
I hope all these pictures left you interested to check out this simple, yet tasty rice.
Cooked rice - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Bengal Gram - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds. Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Cashews - handful
Curry leaves handful
Mint paste - 1/2 cup tightly packed
Coriander leaves handful
Green chilies - 3 -4 long
Salt to taste
SIMP - 2 tbsp (South Indian Masala Powder posted in Spice your Life!, pls click on SIMP for recipe)
Ghee -1 tsp
How to make the Pudina Sadam
Wash and grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chilies to a smooth paste with enough water. Keep it aside.
Cook the rice and keep it aside.
In a non stick pan, heat oil, temper with channa dal, mustard, urad, curry leaves, cashews. Roast for couple of minutes.
Then add the ground mint paste and cook on high. When the paste is getting cooked, add the SIMP. Mix everything well.
Once the masala paste is well cooked, which takes about 5 -6 mins, add the cooked rice and combine everything well.
Simmer and add the ghee and cover with lid for couple of minutes
Serve with aloo roast and papad.
When I made the SIMP, I have made enough to store, so making this is rather simple as all you need is the mint paste.
You can serve with this cucumber raitha as well.
This goes to my Weekend Cooking joined by Vaishali and Champa.