Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tawa Vegetable Rice & Scrumptious Blog Award

This is a very special rice as this is my own recipe very dear to me which was the result of my own kitchen experiments, well my family loved it actually and its very nice with mild Indian flavours in it ........goes very well with Kurma and raita.


For rice

1 tsp oil

2 green cardamom

3 cloves

1 stick cinnamon

1 bay leaf

2 tbsp melted butter

salt to taste

For the masala

200 gms fresh mushroom cut into quarter

1 capsicum cut into small cubes

1 onion finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

2 dry red chillies

1 tsp whole coriander seeds

5-6 methi seeds

1 tsp crushed kasoori methi

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil or butter


  • Heat water in a pan, when it starts boiling add green cardamom,cinnamon,bay leaf,cloves,salt and 1 tsp oil and rice and cook it till 3/4th done

  • Drain it and allow it to cool, then mix 2 tbsp melted butter and salt and then keep it aside

  • Soak dry red chillies in water for 10 minutes,drain it and grind it along with coriander seeds with little water to a fine paste

  • In a pan, add oil or butter, add methi seeds, fry it for 1 minute and then add ginger-garlic paste,chilli-coriander seeds paste and fry for 2-3 minutes till the raw smell goes off

  • Add onion and fry till translucent and golden brown, and then add tomato and fry till it gets mashed, remove it from the gas and then keep aside

  • In another pan add 2 tsp oil, add capsicum and fry for 1-2 minutes and then add mushrooms and fry for 2-3 minutes till tender and then add the tomato maslala , kasoori methi,salt and fry for 1-2 minutes

  • Switch off the gas and allow it to cool, then add the rice and mix it well

  • Switch on the gas again and cook it on a low flame for 10-15 minutes till all flavours get mixed well with the rice and then serve hot .

And now awards time !!!!

Sireesha of
Mom's recipes has passed on this lovely award, thanks once again for this lovely award.

It is the Scrumptious Blog Award -a blog award given to sites who:
Inspire you Encourage You

May give Fabulous information

A great read

Has Scrumptious recipes

Any other reasons you can think of that make them Scrumptious!

The rules are:

Put the logo on your blog or post.

Nominate at least 7 blogs Let them know that they have received this Scrumptious award by commenting on their blog.

Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.I would like to give this award to my following blogger friends

Padma of Padma's recipes

Vrinda of Sankeerthanam

Rajeshwari of Raks Kitchen

Parita of
Parita's World

Suparna of Food Fascination

Priti of Indian khana

Varsha of Will 'O Wisp

Ann of A Delighted foodie

Shri of Tasty Touch

Sangi of Simply Delicious

Priya of Priya's Tasty Recipes

Nitya of
4th sense Samayal

Keerthna of Kitchen Vibes

Pooja of
My experience in the kitchen

Sanghi of sanghi's food delights

Prathiba of chef and her kitchen

Chitra of Ratatouille -Any one can cook


  1. Thats definitely a nutritious rice dish,esp for kids..looks yummy

    Congrats on the award..keep rocking..

    And Thanks for remembering me..hugs

  2. Congrats on the award Sushma, u deserve it dear. Vegetable rice looks so colourful and tempting. Great!

  3. Wow Sush..seeing the ingredients I am damn sure this would have been divine..kasoori methi n all..yumm..:)
    Thanks for sharing the award dear..nn congrats to u..hugs to ur effort for taking time to link so many people...:)

  4. Congratulations my dear :)
    Thanks a ton for sharing the award with me, m touched :) Pulav looks hmmm mouth watering!

  5. Congrats on your award Suhsma and thanks so much for sharing it with me... it makes me feel great. Your vegetable rice looks so colorful and tempting...nice recipe :)

  6. Congrats on ur award and thanx for sharing with me again...Liked the way u made rice,looks tasty with all flavors and veggies...

  7. Wow.. Tawa rice looks yum yum..! Congrats on the award and thanks for passing on to me..!

  8. Looks delicious!Congrats on the award and Thanks a ton for passing the award to me:)

  9. Lovely recipe and thanks a million for the award too. :) I am flying.. :)

  10. Congrats on your award. Veg rice looks colorful and tempting. Looks great.

  11. COngrats on ur award and thanks for passing me..veg rice looks colorful..will try soon !!

  12. Tremendous vegetable rice Sushma!!great yaa..congrats on ur award and thanks for sharing with me!

  13. yummy!!!! i again love d colour!!

  14. Wow...simple, flavourful and yum....

  15. Congrats on your award... keep rocking dear!!

  16. hmmmmmm yum..dis luks rilly yummy......

  17. thanks priya, sireesha, lubna,sneha and keep coming ...

  18. Congrats for the awards..:)

    Tawa pulao looks delicious..and your own recipe..??that makes it extra special..:)

  19. First time here subhie..u'r blog looks lovely..Congrats on u'r award..I love u'r tawa vegetable rice..Bookmarked it!!

  20. thanks a lot divya...and thanks ramya for visiting my blog...and one more thing dear its sushma and not subhie...u might have got confused...anyways hope u c u around more often...

  21. Heya,

    First time here....u ve a wonderful blog..glad to follow u...if u ve time, do visit my blog!..keep in touch!

  22. Yummy healthy dish! looks so colourful Sushma!

  23. It appears great...
    My mother also prepare the same.. not so sophisticated but a bit simple when we resist eating rice..

    The way of writing is simple and good...

  24. thanks priya,vijitha,divya and keep coming and keep in touch

  25. This looks awesome, I bet (like you said) it will go well with kurma and raita.
    Do you have a recipe for the kurma by any chance?
    I don't get the same taste like we do in India.

  26. ya i do have one recipe...just give me ur email id...will mail u tommorrow ....

  27. Nice dish dear..looks gr8 .congrats on ur award... keep going

  28. Hi Sushma, congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it to me dear. really nice gesture.

    Loved the vegetable rice. nice and flavorful with all the spices!

  29. Hi Sushma,
    Sorry for being late :( but u've made my day by sharing a lovely award dear!! am so so happy it's a huge encouragement!!There's a lot to catch up at your blog looks like I've missed a lot of yummy recipes will def. read up all the ones that I've missed.
    stay in touch

  30. I've never tried the spiced rice this way sushma sure looks interesting, thanks for sharing this yumm recipe :)

  31. Nice entry... looks so good and Isn't it nice when your family loves one of your own creations!