Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is healthy mixed rice made with spice powders and methi leaves. This is a quick and easy rice dish to make.
This vendhya keerai sadam is made with roasted spice powder, copra and tempered with lentils. This surely makes an excellent lunch box dish.
Amma always says Methi needs ghee, so please make sure you don’t skip it. When I was deciding on the dishes, I almost thought I could have it under 30 mins list as this does get prepared very quickly. Everybody at home loved it, except for the fact the methi stems were not trimmed small.
I followed this recipe that was in my bookmarks and the recipe was tagged like this. So it really helped me finalize on the name. This rice is called as Menthi Annam in Telugu, Menthe Soppina Bath in Kannada.
Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is my choice I in the AtoZ Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Festival that’s happening for the April Mega Marathon, where I have opted to make 26 Rice dishes. If you are interested to know what I am doing for I in C4AS, go ahead check it out!
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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam
2 cups Rice cooked
1.5 cups Fenugreek Leaves / Methi Leaves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Copra / Dry Coconut grated
2 tsp Lemon Juice
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
For the Masala Powder
2 tbsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Peppercorns
4 nos Dry Red Chillies
Handful Curry leaves
1 tsp Ghee
2 tsp Cooking Oil
Handful Cashew Nuts
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Chana Dal
Handful Curry Leaves
How to make Vendhaya Keerai Sadam
Wash and cook the rice as you normally do, spread on a plate for the rice to cool down.
In a nonstick pan, dry roast all the ingredients listed for the spice powder. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth powder.
Wash and chop the methi leaves.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, chana dal, cashew nuts, curry leaves and saute well.
Now add the chopped methi leaves and simmer. Add turmeric powder, copra, salt and cook on high for the leaves to wilt soon.
Add the ground spice powder and mix well.
Finally, add the cooked rice and combine. Add the ghee and simmer for 5 mins.
Server with Papad and Vegetable.