Kovaikai Rice – கோவக்காய் சாதம்


  • Ivy Guard – 250g
  • Rice – 250g
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Red Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 4
  • Ginger – 1/2
  • Garlic cloves – 6
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – A pinch
  • Lemon – 1
  • Coconut – 1
  • Coriander leaves – Few
  • Curry leaves – Few
  • Oil – Required
  • Salt – Required

How to Prepare

Total Preparation time: 30-35 minutes

  1. Wash rice cleanly then soak it in 380ml water for 30 minutes and cook it and transfer it into a bowl and keep aside
  2. Chop onion lengthwise, grate coconut, take the juice from lemon, chop the tomatoes, chop coriander leaves, chop ginger and garlic finely and keep aside
  3. Clean and slice the ivy guards in lengthwise, and take a bowl and keep aside
  4. Take a pan, add 1 tsp oil once oil heats up, add cumin seeds, add urad dal and channa dal
  5. Fry till the dals become golden then add onions
  6. Once onion become golden, add ginger, garlic cloves followed by curry leaves
  7. Add grated coconut and fry for a minute and turn off the flame and allow them cool then grind them like a paste and keep aside
  8. Heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds
  9. Once it crackle, add green chillies then add tomatoes
  10. Saute them well till tomato become mushy then add ivy guard
  11. Fry for 10 seconds then add turmeric powder, coriander powder, asafoetida
  12. And fry them for a minute then add prepared paste and lemon
  13. Fry for 5 minutes till oil separates
  14. After that add cooked rice and mix them well for 3 minutes in low flame
  15. Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves for nice look
  16. Now the healthy Kovakai rice is ready for serve

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