Friday, March 25, 2011

Omam / Carom Seeds/ Ajwain Rice - A healthy meal

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I have been indulging on a lot of fatty and junk food lately ;) After all it was a birthday month at home with me and sis celebrating our birthdays ;) with loads of cakes and icecreams etc..

So just wanted a break from sinful food and get into a health conscious meal at-least for a day and so made this rice today ;)

Omam(Tamil) which is called as Ajwain in hindi and Carom seeds or Bishop's weed in English is a healthy spicy that helps a lot for digestion.

So this aromatic rice is for sure going to be a treat to the tongue and nose and also help you deal with your digestion issues. :)

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Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup rice(cooked)
Omam/Ajwain/Carom seeds - 1 tblsp
Garlic - 10 pods
Marinated chillies(Moar milagai) - 4
Salt - for taste
Ghee

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Method:

Cook rice and separate the grains by adding some ghee to it.

Take a tsp of ghee in a pan and fry the garlic pods for few mins and collect them on a plate.

In the same pan, add the omam and marinated chillies and fry for two mins. Now add the fried garlic to the pan along with the cooked rice and salt. Saute for a while till everything gets mixed and salt is evenly spread.

Serve it hot with potato chips.

Yummy and super healthy Omam rice is ready to eat. :)

Happy making :)
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Find recipe for Moar milagai(Marinated chillies) over here.

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Tips:

Since omam has a different flavor its best to make this rice with normal cooking rice than using basmathi. Basmathi would over take the flavor of omam which wouldn't be really good.

Eat the marinated chillies along with the rice. They are extremely tasty and not too spicy :)

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Written by: Nithya
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40 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nithi,I love omam you know,I add it in all possible dishes ;) This sounds really gud, lovely clicks,simple and bright and neat :)

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...adding more milagai to the rice gives more flavorful....

Love it...Thanks for sharing...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Really a Healthy meal,luks delicious...love the click over the ajwain.yum!

Yuvana's Favourites said...

i love omam in murrukku. this omam rice is new to me. So bookmarked. looks delicious.

Bharathy said...

..though not a fan of omam and its pungent flavor..i love the addition of garlic and mor milagai! exciting combo! :)

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. Omam Sadam Looks very delicious and perfect.. Amazing presentation :)

Thanks for the healthy recipe :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A very healthy recipe...yummy too

Sharmilee! :) said...

I kind of like omam but last time my experience with it was very bad :( so am scared of seeing it itself....but ur version with garlic and mormilagai sounds and looks tempting....

Sharmilee! :) said...

And luved the omam click and white brightness in ur pics :)

Anuradha said...

I love Omam rice :D

Prathibha said...

I love ajwain flavor very much.....I generally drink hot ajwain water after a heavy meal which helps in easy digestion....lovely rice n nice clicks..:)

SheenaBabu said...

Omam Rice is new to meee....Love the Fragnance from Omam ...try this soon
Thanks for the Recipe

Pavithra said...

I too make this once in a while and love the omam flavor very very much.. love to add whenever i make poori and add in all possible disheses... the pictures are great and love it a lot Nithi.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

New to me !!! really looks so yummy and absolutely delicious !!! Nice presentation and perfect clicks !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Ajwain Rice looks to be delicious. Very simple to prepare as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja Sugathan said...

Aromatic rice, sounds really good,beautiful

kitchen queen said...

delicious different and healthy rice.

Deepa Praveen said...

Healthy meal love the clicks..fab.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very healthy rice for sure, looks very attractive.

Jay said...

Mmmmm delicious rice...great flavours..
Tasty Appetite

Chitra said...

Delicious , flavorful rice.love to try it..

Santosh Bangar said...

it sounds tasty and healthy

Sanctified Spaces said...

Lovely composition.Loved the art paper and the red square plate.Beautiful Contrast to capture rice.

Sathya Sankar said...

Omam rice looks yummy!

Vimitha Anand said...

Nits that s a very flavorful and healthy dish... Lovely presentation...

Raksha said...

healthy meal and a nice presentation

Harika's Kitchen said...

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Now Serving said...

Nithya, Thanks for stopping by - I am really still getting the hang of blog hopping and miss out on a lot of yummy stuff since I am too busy posting - The ajwain rice looks great - it has a very strong flavor and smell - but I guess the other spices must have dulled this one slightly
Always on the lookout for interesting recipes - thanks for sharing dear and have a great weekend :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Love Ajwain flavor...I add Ajwain mostly in all parathas/puris and rice dishes in tempering ..great for digestion..also in my mouth freshener..can smell the amazing aroma from this seeds and marinated chillies and garlic..looks absolutely mouthwatering...mind-blowing pics...
Sanyukta

http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Kairali sisters said...

wow, this rice looks awesoem nithya, i love omam and i add it to my everyday rotis too :)The rice looks super inviting...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

I never made this rice till now..Looks real good..got to try it..

JishasKItchen said...

wow..awesome pics..looks very delicious..!!

Torviewtoronto said...

presentation looks wonderful delicious rice

Tina said...

beautiful clicks....

Eat Hearty said...

Carom seeds add so much taste to the food....this must have turned out real good!!!

Ankita
http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

Lakshmi said...

hi nithu... i used to make something like this with jeera and garlic pods sans more milagai.. when children are not well.. sometimes i used to add fried murungai keerai to the rice.. but with omam, i should try after you have suggested.. The photos are as usual treat to the eyes:)

San said...

Wonderful presentation and a flavorful rice nithya .

http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Love this rice, definitely a healthy dish..

Valarmathy Siva said...

A Very different recipe, looks awesome..

I am following you..

Do visit me @

http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

Zareena said...

Wow!!!!Nits. Yummy and easy recipe. Amazing clicks..

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