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  1. Another rice variety from me.Quick rice variety with fresh coriander leaves.Coriander and ginger are a rich source of minerals and vitamins..It’s a healthy dish.


  • Cooked rice ………1 cup
  • Coriandervleaves…….1 cup
  • Onion……1 or 2 chopped
  • Ginger……..1 inch piece
  • Garlic……4 Nos
  • Green chillies……2 or 3 taste
  • Onion 1 or 2 for frying while preparing rice
  • Cinnamon 2 pieces
  • Star anise 1
  • Carrot 1 diced
  • Ghee or oil 2 tbs.


Two steps.

1.Clean coriander leaves,wash it and grind it with onion,green chillies,ginger and garlic.Grind it if needed add just 2 tablespoons of water only and make it as a paste.

2.Heat oil or ghee in a pan first put cinnamon and star anise and add finely chopped onions,then chopped carrots to it.After frying a little the paste to it and required salt
Wait till the raw smell goes.Finally add cooked rice to it and mix well

When ready serve with raita and papad.

I have added carrots but can add peas or cauliflower too.


Onion tomato kootu.


Among kootu varieties this is one.This is simple and easy recipe common in SouthIndia.It is very nutritious too.Best for rice.

Onion _____2
Coconut scrapings____3 tbs
Yellow moong dhal____1/3rd cup
Turmeric_____ 1/4 TSP
Mustard seeds___1/4 TSP
Urad dhal________1 TSP
Green chillies_____4
Cumin seeds_____1/2 TSP
Garlic___3to4 pods anf
Salt as needed

1.Pressure cook the dhal  with turmeric powder and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add onions.Fry a little add tomato and fry for sometime add little water and cook for sometime.Add required amount of salt.
3.When it is cooked add cooked  dhal to it.
4.Grind coconut,cumin seeds,green chillies and garlic pods into fine paste.Cook till raw smell  goes.

Optional can use green tomato (unripe tomatoes) without onions.
Increase or decrease the quantity of tomatoes and onion according to individual taste.
Serve this with rice.