Ajwain Rice

25 Aug

Vaamu Annam


Cooked Rice 2 cups
Green chillies 2
Ajwain/ Carom seeds 1 tbsp
Chana dal 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 4
Hing/ inguva a pinch
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and chop green chillies finely.
With mortar and pestle, slightly crush ajwain, chopped green chillies and salt together.

Heat oil in a pan, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds and broken red chillies.
When mustard seeds start to splutter, add hing/asafoetida.

Then add crushed ajwain and green chillies.
Fry for few seconds before adding cooked rice.
Mix thoroughly and serve hot with plain yogurt.

Notes: Squeeze a bit of lemon if you like.

6 Responses to “Ajwain Rice”

  1. Rajitha August 25, 2007 at 7:22 pm #

    yummmm… never would have thought to use ajwain this way.. you got cute serveware girl..

  2. Tee August 26, 2007 at 9:57 am #

    I have never tasted ajwain rice…must be tasting delicious!
    I loved the picture…looks very tempting.

  3. meeso September 17, 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    I love the taste of ajwain and have put it in bread but not in simple rice…now I have to try!

  4. Sundar Tumuluru June 22, 2008 at 8:10 am #

    Great Taste, simple to make good for health, worthy recipe!

  5. Snigdha September 11, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    wow, great taste

  6. TVS May 28, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    You can make similar rice dish by replacing ajwain by cumin+pepper. you can also add a few kadi-pathi (karibevu or curry leaves) during garnishing.

    These dishes are excellent improve digestion and lighten the stomach.

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