Melon Seed Rice ~ Healthy Podi during Margazhi with Shanta Kumari

by on June 15, 2013

 

Melon seed rice

Melon Seed Rice (Dosa Vithulu Annam) Shantaji, a great-grandma from Chennai reminisces about the rice dishes cooked during the month of Marghazhi. Traditionally, women woke up before dawn and prepared a different rice dish every day during this month. This simple preparation uses the seeds of musk melon which are also available in provision stores.

 

Ingredients:

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Musk melon seeds – 1 cup
  • Red chillies – 3
  • Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
Jains can prepare this recipe during Paryushan by using dried melon seeds instead of fresh ones.

Method:

  1. Boil the rice and set aside.
  2. Roast melon seeds on a low flame until golden brown after sprinkling a teaspoon of water on it. Allow to cool. Grind along with red chillies, salt and asafoetida.
  3. Add the ground powder to hot rice with a dollop of ghee. Mix well and serve.

 

Andhra recipe -Musk Melon Seed Rice

Melon seed rice photo by Blogger Sanjeeta

This recipe was first published in The Great Granny Diaries – a column in Harmony Magazine. Part-1 of this post is the interview with Shanta Kumari, a Telugu great-granny from Chennai.

 

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