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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Nugge Soppu(Drumstick Leaves) Bath

Ingredients:
1.5 cups White Rice (Preferred Sona Masuri or Basmathi)
2 Tomatoes
2 Onions
1 bunch of Drumstick leaves / Nugge Soppu
1/2 inch sized Ginger
2 - 3 cloves of Garlic
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 cup frozen / cooked Green Peas
2 Green Chillies
1.5 tsp Bengal Gram seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves
5 - 6 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Cook the rice and keep it aside.

Chop onion, ginger, garlic, tomato, drumstick leaves, coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut green chillies into medium sized pieces.

Put mustard seeds, bengal gram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies, frozen green peas, turmeric powder, salt and chopped onion. Fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame until onion turns golden in color. Add chopped drum stick leaves and fry them in medium flame for about 3-4 mins. Add chopped tomato and fry them in medium flame for about 3-4 mins. Add garam masala, sugar and fry them together for about 2-3 minutes.

Add cooked rice and mix well.

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Keep the rice bath in low flame for about 3-4 mins. Serve hot.