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Rice in Human Nutrition
 
Rice is one of the most consumed grains on the planet. In fact, half of our planet's population actually depends on it for survival. With approximately 200 calories per cup serving, it is free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Rice is easily digestible, making it suitable for all ages and individuals with sensitive digestive systems, and its naturally mild flavour is a suitable complement to many dishes.
 

20
Dec

Palakayalu – Rice Based Crispy Snack

 Rice Based Crispy Snack a favourite of Andhraites, easy to make form rice flour and spices like ajwain could be a sweet or savory combination

 



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www.sailusfood.com
20
Dec

Akki Kare(Rice savoury with cucumber)

 Akki Kare is a crispy rice snack with  added goodness of cucumber 

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chitranna.blogspot.com
20
Dec

Rice Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks )

 Rice Panki is a non-fried snack made with rice flour, fermented with curds and lots of spices like garlic, cumin and spread on a banana leaf .

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Tarla Dalal
20
Dec

Murmura Chaat (Puffed Rice)

 Murmura Chaat a healthy snack made with puffed rice and vegetables of once choice.

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spicetec.blogspot.com
20
Dec

Poha (Flaked Rice )

Flaked Rice snack has the versatility of being used as a  breakfast item or a filling snack
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ashwita.com
20
Dec

Spicy Murmura(Puffed rice)

 Spicy Murmura is an easy and quick recipe easily competing with popcorn and chips/fries

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indiankhanapakana.blogspot.com
20
Dec

Jhaal Muri/ Bhel Puri (Spicy Puffed Rice)

 Jhal muri /BhelPuri is a tasty popular street side snack and the famous Bengali Jhal muri a dash of mustard oil is added to give the characteristic flavor

 

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delhibelle.blogspot.com
20
Dec

Meethe Chawal (Saffron sweet rice)

 Saffron sweet rice is one of the popular cuisines prepared on many festive occasions specially Raksha Bandhan

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www.indiayum.com
20
Dec

Kheer/Rice Payasam

 Kheer is a popular sweet dish made with uncooked rice, milk and a generous amount of dry fruits

 



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chefinyou.com
20
Dec

Pongal (Sweet rice )

Celebrate this Pongal Season with Pongal
 

Pongal (Sweet ) is a must rice and green gram dish during Sankranti festival in most of the South Indian States.

    On the day of Pongal, sweet rice known as 'Pongal' is cooked in a new earthenware pot which is placed where the puja is to be performed. Fresh turmeric and ginger are tied around this pot. Then a delicious concoction of rice, moong dal, jaggery and milk is boiled in the pot on an open fire. According to the ritual, this Pongal rice is allowed to boil and spill over.

   Once the rice is cooked, it is tempered with cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee. When the Pongal dish is ready, it is offered to the sun god on a new banana leaf along with other traditional delicacies, like vadas, payasam, etc. Some people go to their plots of land to spray some of the Pongal water on their fields.

 
Ingredients
» 1 cup Rice
» 1/4 cup Moong dal
» /2- 1 tsp jeera
» 1/2-1 tsp peppercorns
» 1/2 tsp pepper powdered fresh
» A few Cashewnuts broken
» 1/2 cup dessicated Coconut
» A pinch of Turmeric powder
» Ghee
  
Method

 
1. Fry the Moongdal a little till you get a light flavour.
2. Mix the dal with the rice, add 2 -3 cups of water (the rice should cook very very soft)
3. Add turmeric powder, coconut, a few peppercorns and a 1-2 tsp of ghee to the rice and pressure cook till done.
4. When done, take a kadai add sufficient of Ghee to it, more the ghee better it tastes, add jeera, pepper corns and cashewnuts.
5. Add the cooked rice mixture, add pepper powder, salt and mix well with the ghee and jeera/cashewnuts.
 
The pongal is ready!!! you can add some more ghee at the end if you need. It is best eaten fresh and Hot!!, You can serve it with Coconut Chutney, or Onion/Tomato Raita.

 



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www.pongalfestival.org
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Zesty South Indian Kitchen
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