Neem Flowers Rice

11 Apr

vepapuvvu_rice
Vepa puvvu annam

Ingredients:

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.

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

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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 #

    Hey,
    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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