Friday, September 4, 2009


Split black gram or whole Black gram-1/3 cups
Partially boiled rice-2/3 cups
Garlic-50 grams
Fenugreek seeds-3 tbsp
Coconut scrapping-2 cup
Salt to taste
Dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp

Method 1:(In pot)
In a vessel boil 5 cups of water. When it comes to boil add rice, split black gram, fenugreek seeds and peeled garlic. When it is 90% done add dry ginger powder and salt. Allow to cook until the rice becomes thick. Finally add coconut and serve hot.

Method 2: ( Pressure cooker)
Pressure cook rice and dal with fenugreek seeds in 3 times of water. After first whistle allow to cook for four minutes.

When pressure is released add garlic and cook for another 2 whistles.

Finally add salt, dry ginger powder, coconut and mix well. Serve hot with fish curry, some theeyal, thuvayal or pickle.

Note: If whole gram is used then add rice after 10 minutes when gram is partially cooked.

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