Kadambam Rice

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Now who doesn’t like a nice, tangy twist to a rice dish? Try the Kadambam rice, a recipe as delectable as it is easy to make.

The first step in making Kadambam rice is to cook rice in 3 cups of water. Next, cook both the tur dal and chana dal together until they are also cooked and keep them aside. You also need to par boil the vegetables for around 10 minutes and keep them also aside. Next, mix the 3 cups of water with tamarind paste and boil it in a pan before adding curry leaves, sambar powder, salt, and vegetables and boil it for 5 times.

Then add the lentils mixture and stir for another 2-3 mins before adding the rice and gently mix it, making sure not to mash the vegetables.

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  • 1 cup - rice
  • 1 cup - pigeon peas (toor dal)
  • Approx 3 cups - mixed vegetables chopped (e.g. ladies finger, taro root, potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplants, capsicum, peas, green pumpkin, drumsticks etc.)
  • 1/2 cup - Bengal gram (channa dal)
  • 1 tbsp - tamarind paste
  • 1/2 -1 tbsp - sambar powder
  • salt
  • few sprigs -cilantro
  • 1 tsp -sesame oil/ghee

How to Make Kadambam Rice

  • Cook rice with 3 cups of water.
  • Meanwhile cook both the lentils together until cooked. Set aside.
  • Par boil the vegetables for approx. 10 min.
  • Mix the tamarind paste in 3 cups of water and bring to a boil in a pan.
  • Add salt, sambar powder, curry leaves along with vegetables and let it cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the lentils mixture and stir for another 2-3 mins.
  • Finally add rice and gently mix, making sure not to mash the vegetables.
  • Garnish with cilantro and sesame oil/ghee and serve hot with papad.
  • Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik
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