Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Healthy Greens Rice

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Healthy diet plans always have green leafy vegetables included in it. Its kind of boring to clean and chop etc.. but then its so healthy and worth all the pains taken. :)

When I was a kid, I used to love Popeye the sailor man cartoon series a lot. :) So every time mom cooks greens, she used to tell me that I would becoming strong like Popeye if I eat it and thats it.. I am done with the greens at ones. :)

There are various varieties of greens available in the market and this rice can be made with any of them. Its purely your choice and believe me, it tastes yumm :)

I have used Ponanganni Keerai. The Botanical name of this greens is 'Alternanthera sessilis'. Sanskrit name is Matsyakshi. The common English name is Dwarf copperleaf/ Joyweed/ Sessile joyweed. One side of the greens is purple in color and the other is violet. :)

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Ingredients:

Finely chopped Greens - 3 cups(I used ponnanganni keerai. Anyways you can use any greens of your choice)
Rice - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Green chillies - 2
Roasted Peanuts - 1 tbl sp
Lemon - 1 big
Oil - 3 tbl sp

For seasoning:

Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Black gram dhall - 1 tsp
Bengal gram dhall - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts - few

For Masala powder:

Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Black gram dhall - 1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
Bengal gram dhall - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 5
Asafoetida - a pinch

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Method:

Cook rice till each grain separates and allow it to cool completely. Cut onions into small pieces. Clean and chop the greens finely and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings one by one. Now add cut green chillies and diced onions and fry for few minutes. Add the chopped greens and continue frying till it shrinks and the raw flavor goes.

Fry the masala ingredients in half tsp of oil and then powder it finely.

Add cooled rice, salt, powdered spices, peanut powder to the cooked greens and mix well in high till everything blends well.

Finally add grated fresh coconut and squeeze lemon and mix well.

Greens rice is ready to eat. Serve it with curd raitha :)

Happy making. :)

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Written by: Nithya
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42 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow... This looks fabulous great click... very colorful:-)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

அருமையான சத்தான சாதம் !! பார்க்கவே கலர்புல்லா இருக்கு...

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. looks soo delicious in ur clik... nice and healthy rice.. Gr8 job dear!!

shahana said...

Beautiful presentstion! healthy rice!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice healthy rice dear!!!
Awesome clicks as usual :-)

Priti said...

Looks gr8..we call this laal bhaji...nice recipe dear

Nithu Bala said...

Great Click Nithi..very healthy rice..

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் சத்தான சாதம்....கீரையினை பார்க்கும் பொழுதே சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது...எப்பொழுதும் போல படங்கள் சூப்பர்ப்...

divya said...

Wowww.. looks soo delicious in ur clik... nice and healthy rice..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very healthy dish.As usual super click

Cool Lassi(e) said...

This keerai is good for the eyes. My operated eye probably needs this dish more than anyone else. Great presentation as always.

Suma Rowjee said...

Delicious healthy treat i would love to eat..

Ann said...

Lovely and colorful.. looks super healthy and tasty

Sharmilee! :) said...

Not a big fan of greens...but this one looks colorful!

Swathi said...

Nithya,

Green rice and its click looks great.

veggie belly said...

i believe ponnanganni is called water amaranth. love this rice!

Yummy Team said...

Beautiful presentation, Nithya!! Rice looks healthy and delicious..

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey This looks fantastic ..nice pics as always ! Thanks for sharing!

PranisKitchen said...

colorful nice presentation..very healthy one too.
delicious rice, worth a try

Kairali sisters said...

Colorful..Love the rice...Brilliant clicks too Nits

Love
KS

kitchen queen said...

lovely and healthy rice.

Panchpakwan said...

Rice looks healthy..
Beautiful prentation..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Keerai rice looks good Nithya...nice presentation with the greens...cute :)

Ramya said...

nice way to sneak greens for keerai haters!!Lovely presentation

Kanchana Praveen said...

Very Healthy Dish ... Looks great.

nirupamasundar said...

nithu, where do u get all those beautiful crockeries.u can actually patent ur photographs

Soma Pradhan said...

so many things have gone in to make the rice flavourfull.. I can smell it through the picture

Aps said...

Its called Dwarf copperleaf I heard... donno exactly
But this idea is very good :) nd as usual super click

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so nice,your presentation! I luv the last one esp :)

I saw some where ponnaganni keerai is known as Dwarf copperleaf/ Joyweed/ Sessile joyweed in english.... Always google helps :)

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful & healthy dish, lovely presentation...

rekhas kitchen said...

nice and delicious,healthy recipe nithya looks great

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

a very mouth-watering health rice:)

Smita Srivastava said...

The rice look so colorful n delicious !! yummm ....

Smita
@ Little Food Junction

தக்குடுபாண்டி said...

beautyful presentation, congrats pa!!

I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

what a beautiful picture!!!

Nisha said...

Wow loved the idea

Leena said...

Marvellous presentation very artistic!!!,Healthy rice...

Priya said...

Menaga..thats really tempting greens rice from purple leaves...

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nithya, wonderful recipe collection you have. So many breakfast recipes...Nice to know you and your blog. Happy blogging!!!

FoodLovers said...

looks delicious Nits ...

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks great, defi' delicious one for sure:)

jayasri said...

hi nitya, I was searching for a podi (andhra) and wondering if it was in your blog!!, here I am which I had missed look at that beauty!!, So colourful, Ponnagani keerai, was one of my favourites, well I can't get them now, what a lovely colour combination click, I can use this podi with other keerai I get here, looks lovely!! Absolutely a great click...

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