Neem Flowers Rice

11 Apr

Vepa puvvu annam


Neem flowers/ Vepa puvvu 1 tbsp
Cloves 5 pods
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Neem flowers are dried in sun for few hours.
Cloves are peeled and crushed.
Heat oil, add cloves and saute for a minute.
Now add dried neem flowers and remove from heat.
Sprinkle red chilli powder and salt.
Mix with white hot cooked rice and serve.

Dried neem flowers are delicate. Light amount of heat is sufficient.
So take care not to burn them.

9 Responses to “Neem Flowers Rice”

  1. GIni April 11, 2007 at 9:36 am #

    That pic is absolutely gorgeous. Neem flowers? Are they bitter?

  2. anusharaji April 11, 2007 at 9:45 am #

    very little
    not even like fenugreek seeds
    but this is my fav. rice.

  3. GIni April 11, 2007 at 10:12 am #

    I should have asked this in the previous comment, where do you get these neem flowrs from>

  4. anusharaji April 11, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    well, now India is in full bloom of these flowers.
    Guess very few states in US get these from India.

  5. theexperthand April 12, 2007 at 12:24 am #

    this is something i cn make very easily.. 😀 First let me see whetehr i cn get the neem flower 🙂

  6. Arjuna April 12, 2007 at 6:20 am #

    Looks yummy! We don’t get neem flowers around here, so making this dish is out of question.

  7. Mythili April 13, 2007 at 8:35 am #

    Neem flowers? Awesome. I will have my mom pick all those neem flowers and dry them up so I can get them I am here. Will drying and storing affect their taste?

    Good recipe, Anu!!!

  8. anusharaji April 13, 2007 at 9:57 am #

    @arjuna u know what am going to do right 😉 shhhh
    @mythili dried flowers taste 90% like fresh ones.
    Dried ones are kinda wooden taste


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    […] fresh neem flowers under direct sunlight for a whole day. Variations: You can also make quick and simple neem flowers rice with the dried neem flowers. Other Names: Neem Flowers Powder, Vepa Puvvu […]

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