Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kalyana Kattu Sadam | Kattu Sadam Recipe | Variety Rice Recipe from India | Gluten Free and Vegan Recipe

Kattu Sadam Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

' Kattu Sadam' literally means 'Packed Rice'. This is the most ideal variety rice that is packed for travel. This rice is often associated with our marriages as it is packed and given to all the close relatives as a 'take away'. 

Marriage food is so rich ( our marriages are usually a 3 day celebration 😀) and this rice helps in detoxifying our system as it has the black night shade seeds/Manathakali Vathal and/or turkey berries/Sundakkai Vathal , known for their digestive properties. The rice absorbs all the flavours with time and  tastes great when eaten cold making it most ideal for lunch box/picnics etc., 

Kattu Sadam Recipe

Kattu Sadam Recipe :

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15-20 minutes
Serves : 2
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

1 cup raw rice ( I used Sona Masoori raw rice)
small gooseberry size tamarind ( soak in 1/2 cup of warm water and extract the juice)
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste

For roasting and grinding :

1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon channa dal/ Bengal gram
1 teaspoon dhaniya/coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon methi seeds
6-7 dry red chillies ( I used salem gundu milagai)

For tempering :

2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons manathakali Vathal OR sundakkai vathal
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves 
pinch of asafoetida

Method :

1. Cook rice with just adequate water so that they are soft but not mushy.
Chef tip : The water quantity will depend upon the type of rice you are using. The rice :water ratio that I kept was 1:2 .
2. Spread the cooked rice on a wide plate and allow it to cool.
3. In the meantime, heat a kadai/wok/pan with a teaspoon of oil, fry the ingredients giving under 'For roasting and grinding' till they turn fragrant .
4. Transfer them to the jar of a mixer and grind them coarsely.
5. Heat a wide pan/kadai with oil and temper with the ingredients given for the same.

6. Once tempered add the tamarind extract , ground spice powder,  turmeric powder and salt. 

7. Add 1/2 cup of water and allow the mixture to cook till it thickens .
Chef tip : The oil will start oozing out on the sides of the kadai.
8. You can switch off and add the rice.
9. Mix well to coat the rice evenly , taste and adjust the salt quantity. 

Your delicious Kattu Sadam is ready to be served or packed . Poppadoms/appalam, vadams go very well with this rice. 

Kattu Sadam Recipe

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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