August 30, 2007

Avakaya Rice

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.

Off this goes to the Jihva for ingredients event started by Indira of Mahanandi and hosted by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

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.


Sandeepa said...

Lovely looking Rice Raaga. Are you from Karnataka ? saw some great Karnatka recipes at your blog today

Sreelu said...

Raaaaaaaaaaaaga, I am so drooling over this , got to try this !!!

Kamini said...

Raaga, I was just imagining my husbands reaction when I serve him this. Avakaya with hot rice is his all time favourite food. Now made this way just seems like so well finished..

Manasi said...

Looks nice and spicy Raaga, just how i like it!! BTW, what is Avakaya?

Jeena said...

Hi Raaga nice rice recipe it looks tasty :)

Raaga said...

@Sandeepa: I am half konkani, half tamil, married to a telugu :-)


Raaga said...

@Sreelu: Thanks :-)

@Kamini: Yeah, this finished rice is awesome. All credit goes to S for this.

Raaga said...

@Manasi: I've added a link now :-) Its a spicy Andhra pickle. Thanks

@Jeena: Thank you :-)

Laavanya said...

Raaga - pickle and rice that's a great combination and looks very good!!

Cynthia said...

And Raaga, when you make a dish with left over rice, it really tastes so much better and different than if you had cooked fresh rice to specifically make the dish.

Padma said...

wow, avakaya rice concept with onions and tadka is totally new, i generally mix avakaya with plain rice with a dash of ghee, but nex time have to try this for sure....thanks to S!