Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bottleguard Rice/ Sorakkai Rice

This Sorakkai/ Bottle guard Rice is famous in kongunadu region. This rice is similar to Arisimparuppu sadam which I have posted earlier. Here comes the recipe.

Ingredients:
Bottle guard/ Sorakkai - 1 medium

Rice - 1 1/2 cups

Small Onion - 2 cup - chop fine

Green Chilli - 4

Curry leaves - few

Tomatoes - 2 - chop fine

Sambhar powder - 1 tbsp

Salt

Grind to a fine paste:

Garlic Flakes - 15 to 20

Curry leaves - few

Sombhu - 1 tsp

Cinnamon - 1"

Cloves - 2


To temper:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Oil - 5 tbsp

Method:

1. Grate the skin of bottle guard / Sorakkai and chop fine.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and temper with the given ingredients.

3. Add small onions, green chillies and curry leaves.

4. Cook till onions turn pink.

5. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and cook till mashy.

6. Add bottle guard/ Sorakkai and cook till they are tender.

7. Add sambhar powder and cook for a while

8. Add rice, required amount of water and salt.

9. Pressure Cook for 2 whistles.

10. Cool, open and then serve hot.




Variation:

1. Add only small onions for this rice.

2. Always serve it when hot.

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