Tuesday, December 30, 2008


First time I prepared this in pulao method. Samba rava is my husbands favo dish but we wont like to have that includes me and my kids. Then my sil SriVidhya suggested me this idea and i tried it for dinner... Wow it came out very well with amazing taste... Jus I have made some twist on adding and reducing the ingredients according to my taste buds. what a wonder both of my kids are craving for this once they tasted a spoon. Then my part has reduced since this was my first time, I have prepared little quantity to avoid disaster.
Thank u Srividhya. Now she has started her own blog and here goes her first recipe...


Samba Rava/Kodhumai Rava - 2 cups
Corn 1 cup
Onion 2
Tomato 2
Green chilli 3
mint leaves few
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Pulao masala 2 tsp
Cinnamon 1/2 inch piece
Clove 1 or 2
Anni seed 1 tsp
Ghee, oil and vanaspathi each 2 tsp


Mix oil,vanaspathi and ghee in a pan.

Tamper the cinnamon, Anni seeds, clove then add onion and green chili.saute it for few mts.

Add tomato and corn, fry till it done. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder and pulao masala.

Mix it well and saute it til the good aroma spreads. Add 4 cups of water and allow to boil.

Add samba rava/godhumai rava to the boiling water. Combine well.

Transfer the content to a vessel and cook it in a pressure cooker for 3 whistle.

U can cook directly in the cooker as we do it for pulao rice.

Garnish with mint leaves.


U can add vegetables like carrot, beans, potato etc to it instead of corn. I used corn here as I did not have any other vegetable that night.
It will be more healthy and tasty....

This Recipe is happily visiting to the following Events

Sangeeth and sunshinemom's Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy.

SIRI's Awadhi cusine.

Sharmi's Cooking for kids .
And Trupti's Announcing ' Winter Treat ' Event.


anudivya said...

Nice Hema... I am glad your sil started her own blog! The more the merrier.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very different one. looks yummy adlak.Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Unknown said...

Very unusual and yum looking dish...Happy New year to you and your family Hema !

Cham said...

Something new and colorful! Happy New Year!

sriharivatsan said...

Wow..Such a hearty intro for me..Thanks. By the bye, pualo looks very delicious.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u anu,mahima,usha,cham and srividhya....

Yasmeen said...

Yummy pulao.Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

Anonymous said...

Happy NEw year to u!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Yummy pulao dear...happy new year

Unknown said...

a nice differet recipe..will try soon..

Anonymous said...

Hi Hema, so glad to see another blogger from chennai. Very active blog from what I can see. Congrats. Your recipe looks quite simple and tasty...will try it sometime.