Kuttanad`S Rice Bowl

Pumpkin rice sandwiched with coconut rice

Kuttanad`S Rice Bowl

Pumpkin rice sandwiched with coconut rice

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

By Rahul Rajan

Published On: 11 Mar 2010

Rating: 5
2 Votes, 1 Reviews
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45 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Heat oil in a pot. Add onions and cook gently for 5 minutes or until soft.

Step 2

Add garlic, ginger and green chillies and saute for a further 2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in biryani masala and when aromatic, add red pumpkin and apricots.

Step 4

Saute for about 3 minutes over moderate heat until the pumpkin is coated with the masala. Pour 1/2 cup hot water and raisins. Stir and let it cook(with the lid on) till the pumpkin is almost tender and the liquid absorbed. Pour the pomegranate molasses and stir.

Step 5

Add the rice, stir over moderate heat until the grains of rice are coated with the biryani masala.

Step 6

Add 1 cup boiling water, salt to taste. Bring to a boil and then simmer till done which will take about 10 minutes. Let the pot sit for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice and add coriander leaves.

Step 7

For preparing coconut rice: Heat oil in a pot, add the spices and when fragrant add the rice and fry over moderate heat till the grains are white and plump.

Step 8

Add enough warm coconut milk and check for seasoning.

Step 9

Bring it to a boil and then simmer for 6 minutes till done. Let the pot sit for 5 minutes.

Step 10

Add the orange blossom water and fluff the rice.

Step 11

Half fill the bottom of a mould with coconut rice and pile the pumpkin rice on top. Press down to stay firm. Unmould to a serving plate. Garnish.

Step 12

Serve hot with any korma curry and enjoy.


The image looks so yummy, hopefully dish is also yummy. Thanks for sharing a nice recipe.

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