The Navratra Recipe – Spicy Vegetable Samak Rice
Preparing samak rice can be healthy. All you need to do is bring a little twist in the traditional preparation methods:
Here is a recipe for traditional samak rice. You can make the recipe healthier and tastier via adding the following ingredients:
Samak Rice Recipe
– Serving Size – 2-4
– Cooking time -15-20 minutes
- Samak Rice – 1/2 cup
- Refined oil – 2 tsp
- Green chillies – 2 chopped
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Kala namak(rock salt) – 1 tsp
- Boiled potato (diced) – 1 or 2
- Peas boiled – ½ cup
- Carrots diced – ½ cup
- Beans diced – 4
- Cinnamon stick – 1 small
- Cloves – 2
- Bay leaf – 1
- Cardamom – 1 black
- Peanuts- half cup
- Curry leaves – 4-5
- Coriander leaves for garnishing
Step 1: Take a pan and add refined oil in it.
Step 2: Add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf, cardamoms and cinnamon.
Step 3: Stir till u start getting the aroma.
Step 4: Add in curry leaves, and peanuts. Stir for some time.
Step 5: Add potatoes, carrots, and beans. Stir fry for some time.
Step 6: Add rice.
Step 7: Now add salt and black pepper powder.
Step 8: Add 2 cups of water.
Step 9: Lower the flame and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes.
Step 10: Make sure whole of the water is absorbed.
Step 11: In case you feel that rice is not cooked properly then add more water and cook for a while.
Step 12: Check and remove from flame.
Step 13: Serve hot with green chutney and curd or raita.
Since we have added vegetables apart from the usual potatoes, the nutritional value of samak rice pulao has increased.