Cucumber rice recipe, vellarikai sadam – A mild, tasty, soothing, and refreshing rice. Best for a lunchbox!
I had two cucumbers and left over rice. What more should I think of? I made this cucumber rice. Every time, I make this rice, it turns out to be yummy. I also shared this recipe with my relative and friend. They also tried at home and said that their family just love it. Their kids requested them to make this rice at least twice a week.Groundnuts and cashew nuts enhance the taste of this cucumber rice. It is one of the best dishes when you prefer to pack something for lunch.
Preparation time. 5 minutes
Cook time. 10 minutes
Recipe category. Main
Recipe cuisine. Indian
Serves. 1 Person
Rice (boiled) – 1 cup
Cucumber (grated, large) – 1 no.
Green chillies/red chillies (chopped) – 3 nos.
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Hing/asafoetida/hing – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
Cashews (roasted) – 7 nos. (optional)
Ground nuts (roasted) – 10 nos. (optional)
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger (finely minced) – 2 teaspoons
Curry leaves – 6 nos.
Ghee – 1 teaspoon (Use only ghee)
Salt – as desired
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. In a pan, heat ghee. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal followed by chopped ginger and curry leaves. When urad dal turns golden brown, add green chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder, grated cucumber and salt in an order.
2. Fry the cucumber for five minutes and switch off the stove.
3. Now, add the boiled rice, lemon juice, cashews, ground nuts, and coriander leaves and mix well.
Now, cucumber rice is ready!. You can serve with pickle, thogayal, chutney and poriyal.