Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Poondu Sadham / Garlic Rice

                 This is a good recipe to make use of leftover rice. I love the yummy flavor of this rice so much, I make fresh rice just to make this dish. It is a very simple recipe that will come in handy when you are late to the office and want to pack something real quick for lunch.



Cooked Rice – 2 Cups
Garlic pods - 3
Jeera –1/2 tspn
Urad dal – ½ tspn
Chana dal – ½ tspn
Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp (optional)
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – few
Sesame Oil – 1 tsp
To sauté & grind:
Garlic Pods – 6-7
Desiccated coconut – 3 tbsp
Red chillies – 3 nos
Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste


Heat few drops of oil in a pan and add thered chillies. After two mins, add the garlic and fry till you get a nice aroma. Add the sesame seeds and coconut and sauté for few minutes. Now cool the mixture and grind to a coarse powder.

Fine chop the garlic. Heat the rest of the oil & add mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add the chana dal, urad dal, jeera, sesame seeds, chopped garlic and curry leaves. Saute for few mins, simmer the flame, add the ground powder and rice. Mix well, switch off and serve with papad/fryums.

The mix of fried garlic, sesame seeds and coconut is what I would call an yummilicious flavor J


I personally prefer sesame oil for this dish. It helps enhance the flavor. But you can use any other oil also.

This recipe sent to Cook click n devour's c'mon chefs cook up a main dish event.


  1. One healthy and flavorful rice, thanks for linking it to the wtml event, waiting for more delectable entries...