Saturday, November 7, 2015

Black Pepper Rice (No Green Chilly No Red Chilly)



I am here today to share another very simple healthy recipe "Pepper Rice - Rice flavored with black pepper" with you all. Specialty of this recipe is No green chilly /Dried red chilly is used.When you are bored of having same lemon rice, tamarind rice etc etc, you can go ahead with this recipe. yes .. this is No onion No garlic recipe too. Serve this hot pepper rice during winter and keep your family happy and healthy :-).

Serves 2-3 

Ingredients:

2-21/2 cups of hot cooked Rice
salt to taste
half lemon - squeeze and extract the juice

for roasting:
1/2 tsp ghee
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp channa dal
3 tsp urad dal
4-5 tsp  fresh grated coconut

for seasoning:
1 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp asafoetida
2-3 tbsp of cooking oil
10-12 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp broken cashew nuts




How To Prepare ?

  •  Heat 1/2 tsp of ghee in pan.Roast all the ingredients mentioned under "for roasting" one after another till you get a nice aroma. Let the roasted ingredients cool. After it cools down completely, grind them into a fine powder.
                                             

                                             

  • Heat oil and ghee together in a big kadai/pan.Add in mustard seeds and cashew nuts.After mustard seed pops out , add in curry leaves and asafoetida. Saute for few secs. Now add ground powder and hot cooked rice on top of seasoning. Time to switch off the flame.Now add in salt and lemon juice to it. Mix nicely so that all the spices get combined well with the rice. Serve hot and enjoy !!
                                                    
                                               
                                                 
                                                     
                                                          

                                  


Tips/Alternative:

  • You can add equal amount of channa dal and urad dal if you like the smell of channa dal.
  • Excess ground powder can be stored in the fridge and consume withing 3-4 days.
  • According to your spice level , adjust the quantity of rice while mixing.
  • You can roast the cashew nuts separately and add it to the rice at the end to avoid over roasting the cashew nuts.
  • If you are not using hot cooked rice, then while mixing the cooked rice keep the flame in medium till your rice becomes hot.


Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments if you like the recipe :-)

You might also like other rice varieties:

Coriander Rice
Tamarind Rice
Capsicum Rice
Paruppu Sadam