Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Vetrilai Poondu Sadham / Betel Leaf Garlic Rice | Lunch Box Recipes

 Betel leaves are sauted and cooked in spice mix.Betel leaf finds it place in all auspicious occasions.Recipe adapted from here.

Preparation time
: 15 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients :

For Rice:
Raw Rice - 1 Cup
Water -1 1/2 Cups
Betel leaves -2 (Remove the stalk and finely chopped)
Garlic cloves - 1/4 cup
Fennel Seeds -1/2tsp
Cinnamon stick -1/2 "piece
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Salt -To taste
Gingelly oil - 1 Tbsp

For Spice Mix:

Black Pepper -1 tsp
Black Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies-2
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Dry ginger powder -1/2 tsp


*Wash the rice well and soak it for 30 mins.Then drain the water ,cook it with 1 1/2 cups water.Once done spread it in a plate and allow it to cool.

 *Dry roast the Red chillies,Black sesame seeds and black pepper one by one.once it cool powder it along with turmeric powder and ginger powder.

*In a Non stick pan heat the gingelly oil ,add the fennel seeds,cinnamon stick,curry leaves one by one.Then add the garlic cloves.
 *Cook the garlic till it become soft.

*Now add the Cooked rice,Spice powder,salt and chopped betel leaves.Gently mix it well.

*Sprinkle a tbsp water,cover it with lid and cook it for 5 mins.
 *Take care not to burn it.Then take the lid and mix well.

*Switch off the flame and serve it with papad / fryums

*For perfect taste use gingelly oil and fresh spice mix.

 *Betel leaf should not be too young and too matured.

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