Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MENTHYA SOPPINA BHAAT(SPICY METHI RICE)

Menthya Soppina bath( in kannada )= Methi/fenugreek leaves spicy masala rice ;

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 tsp of Masala powder(Home made masala powder(see below for recipe) or you can use MTR vangibath powder)
  • Oil
  • Cut Menthya soppu (for 4 bunches of washed methi leaves -take only the leaves!)
  • Urad dal
  • Bengal gram
  • Hinge
  • Mustard seeds
  • Haldi
  • Tamarind juice

How to make :


  • Take a kadai.Add 7-8 Tsp of oil to it.
  • Season it with mustard seeds,bengal gram,urad dal,hinge,haldi.Let it sputter.
  • Add the cut methi leaves to it.fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add little tamarind juice,vangibath masala powder and salt to taste and sautee it for 5 -8 minutes.
  • Mix well .
  • Take a big pan and add the already cooked rice(make sure you do not use too much water while cooking rice) to the methi masala prepared above and mix well
  • .Add extra salt for taste if needed.
Preparation Time:

15 mins (if masala powder is already ready)

Note:

The vangibath masala powder can be used with other veggies like capsicum + peas,beans,cabbage etc in a similar way.


Recipe for Masala powder used above:


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup Bengal gram
  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 15 - 20 dried chillies red
  • coriander seeds
  • little cinnamon
  • hinge
  • grated copra -1/2 cut(dry shredded coconut)
 How to make:


  • Fry all the above ingredients above except copra .
  • Let the mixture cool a bit.
  • Take the mixture in a mixer with copra and grind it WITHOUT water coarsely.
  • Store it in an air tight container .












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