Thursday, October 30, 2008


I used to give any vegetable rice in my husband's lunch box. I make this tindora rice often which i have mentioned as alternate method. One of my daughter's school friend's mom told me this recipe, i tried it came out well.


Tindora – 200 gms (finely chopped)
Rice – 1 cup
Onion – 1
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Oil . mustard seeds , curry leaves for tampering

To Grind to paste

Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 2 cloves
Ginger – ½ “ piece
Red chili – 1
Cumin seeds – ½ Tbsp


1. In a pan heat oil and saute all the things mentioned for grinding and make a paste.
2. In a pan, heat oil and tamper mustard seeds, curry leaves and add finely chopped
3. Add turmeric powder, chili powder. Add the grinded masala and saute well.Add
The tindoras, salt and the garam masala.
4. After the raw smell of masala gone add the rice and 2 cups of water and cook till
The rice is done.

Alternate Method

1. In a pan heat oil and tamper mustard seeds etc.
2. Add the chopped Onions, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.
3. Add the tindoras (you can microwave the tindora) and cook well.
4. Add cooked rice to that mixture. It is easy to make.
This entry goes to Srivalli's rice mela.



I love Kovakai, and have used it in rice before too, like a fried rice. Yours looks and sounds great.

Gita's Kitchen

Thanks for the comment. Tindora rice is new to me and looks yummy too. Will give it a try :)


never tried this...nice one


That looks awesome, Spicy and Delicious... Nice entry!


i havent made tindora rice.But i will use brinjal instead of that.
Will try.


Never heard of this combo,but can easily try it out,coz the recipe is simply easy and flavorful


Thank you andivya, gita,vanamala/, anusriram, jeyashri and laka. Thnak u all for dropping by and for your lovely comments.

Jeyashri i have also made brijal rice will post later.

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