Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pumpkin seed - Peanut Masala Rice


Ingredients:
  • Basmati rice – 100 g
  • Water – 200 ml
  • Pumpkin seeds – 2 Table spoon
  • Split channa dal – 1 Table spoon
  • Black gram seeds - 1 Table spoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Table spoon
  • Coriander seeds – ½ Table spoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Sesame seeds – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Dried Red chili – 2
  • Peanut – 1 Table spoon
  • Mustard seeds - ¼ Tea spoon
  • Oil – 3 Table spoon
  • Asafoetida - Pinch
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds and peanuts – 2 Table spoon
 Method:
  • Soak rice in water for about 20 mins. Cook rice with 200ml water and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast pumpkin seeds, split channa dal, black gram seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, peanut, asafoetida and red chili together.
  • Grind them into course powder.
  • In a vessel, heat oil. When the oil is in medium heat add mustard seeds. When they pop up add curry leaves, ground mixture and toss them well.
  • Add cooked rice and mix thoroughly by not breaking rice.
  • Adjust salt and sprinkle roasted pumpkin seeds and peanuts.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
Note:
  • Normally, while cooking pumpkins we discard the seeds , but pumpkin seeds have good nutritional property. Here I have used those seeds in masala rice. After removing seeds from pumpkin, wash them with water, pat dry with paper towel, leave it to overnight, roast in a pan or bake for abour 8 - 10 mins at 350 degree F. You will get crispy pumpkin seeds with excellent aroma.

24 comments:

  1. Very innovative and cute pics...looks yum

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  2. really nice recipe Krishnaveni..roasted pumpkin seeds are yummy..we found them in many namkeen packs.

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  3. wow new recipe ,variety annam

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  4. very innovative and delicious recipe.. looks soo tempting.. :)

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  5. The picture speaks for itself...yummy!

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  6. Very innovative and use of pumpkin seeds in the dish is new to me.. Looks yumm and delicious...nice clicks...I will try this recipe.thanks for the comments.

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  7. unique!.. loved the presentation with flowers!

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  8. Wow! great recipe with pumpkin seeds, looks so good, nice presentation.

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  9. Adding pumpkin seeds is really a good idea and recipe is very nice...i love peanuts as well so will surely like this rice...

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  10. Very innovative recipe. A protein rich dish. Good click.

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  11. Adding pumpkin seeds is a good idea

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  12. Very innovative as priti says.Very well presented krishna veni

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  13. Very unique rice, looks fantastic and very creative Krishnaveni..

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  14. கலக்கல் ப்ரெசண்டேஷன்....வித்தியாசம்+ அருமையான சாதம்

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  15. what a deliciuous rice with pumpkin seeds n peanuts

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  16. Wow..unique recipe,very good idea..rice looks fantastic dear.

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  17. nice innovative idear dear...
    looks healthy and delicious :-)

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  18. Healthy n nutritious recipe with nice presentation dear...loved d beauuuutiful click.

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  19. oh yum! that rice looks delicious!

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  20. Beautiful presentation, interesting rice dish...

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  21. Ooh what a beautiful presentation! The rice dish looks so good.

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  22. Wow rice luks yum...Lovely Presentation with flowers.

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  23. wht a gorgeous and aromatic rice...looks tempting and mouthwatering

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  24. really delicious rice pumpkin seed and peanut nice idea u added all the seeds..made a really flavorful rice

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