Ivygourd Masala Rice is delicious rice made with spice powder and Ivy Gourd. This rice makes an excellent dish for a lazy saturday when you just want something simple, yet interesting to make a meal.
These mixed rice dishes are very quick and easy to assemble as you can always have the spice powders made ahead. All you need is some cooked rice and if you have it already, then it only takes time to saute this mixed rice.
We mostly make Dondakaya Vepudu, so I thought this rice dish will be an excellent pick for this series. Ivy Gourd is called as Dondakaya in Telugu, Tindora in Hindi and Kovakkai in Tamil. I had previously made a tindora Curry, a tindora chutney, Gujarati style Tindora stir fry and Maharashtrian Tindora Masala Bath.
Today’s recipe is a simple south style rice dish made with roasted and ground spice and lentil powder. This makes an easy lunch box dish as you can have the powder made ahead.
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Ivy gourd Masala Rice | Dondakaya Annam
2 cups Rice cooked
250 gms Ivy Gourd / Dondakaya
Salt to taste
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
For the Masala Powder
2 tbsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Peppercorns
4 nos Dry Red Chillies
Handful Curry leaves
1 tsp Ghee
2 tsp Cooking Oil
Handful Cashew Nuts
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
3 to 4 Dry Red Chillies
1 tsp Chana Dal
Handful Curry Leaves
How to make Ivy gourd Masala Rice
Wash and cook the rice as you normally do, spread on a plate for the rice to cool down.
Wash and trim the sides of the vegetables, slice as juliennes.
In a nonstick pan, dry roast all the ingredients listed for the spice powder. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth powder.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, chana dal, cashew nuts, red chilies, curry leaves and saute well.
Now add the chopped vegetables and simmer. Add turmeric powder, salt and cook on high to mix well.
Add the ground spice powder and mix well.
Finally, add the cooked rice and combine. Add the ghee and simmer for 5 mins.
Serve with Papad