Avakaya or Aavakaaya is a traditional pickle from Andhra Pradesh, S's home state. You can read more about it here. The main ingredient in the pickle is aava or mustard which gives the pickle its famous pungent kick. So, this also goes to Sunita for her monthly event Think Spice... Think Mustard.
August 30, 2007
There are ways and ways to use up leftover rice. I recently tried the Fried Rice from Jugalbandi and I am glad I have one more way to use up rice.
S made this with leftover rice one day when I was out for lunch and I would love to have it again.
2 cups cooked Rice
3 tbsp Avakaya Pickle gravy
1 Onion, sliced
1 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
4-5 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
Mix the rice and the avakaya pickle. Add some salt if necessary.
In a kadhai, heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the onions and fry for 2 minutes. Add the rice mixture and fry for a few minutes.
Enjoy this with some curd on the side.