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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

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.
Course Lunch Box, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Keyword Easy Mixed Rice, Methi Rice
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Healthy Recipes
Author Srivalli


For the Rice

  • 2 cups Rice cooked
  • 1 & 1/2 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

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • Handful Cashew Nuts
  • Handful Curry Leaves


  • 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 cooking oil, temper with mustard, chana dal, cashew nuts, curry leaves and sauté 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.
  • Serve with papad and vegetables.
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