Mustard Seed Rice – Kaduku Saadam


Mustard Seed Rice (Kaduku saadam)

A regular Rice Recipe in Tamilnadu with herbal goodness and tast with Sambar and Coconut Chutney

Serves: 3 – 4


1 cup (200 g) basmati rice (or any good quality rice)

For the spice paste :

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

1/2 cup grated coconut (5 – 6 tablespoon / 75 g)

4 red chilies

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon asafoetida

A marble size tamarind pulp or 1 teaspoon thick tamarind paste

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon ghee

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

3 tablespoon peanuts

1 1/2 teaspoon black gram dal

1 1/2 teaspoon bengal gram dal (chana dal)

2 red chilies

6 curry leaves


Wash and clean rice. Cook rice with 3 cups of water and keep aside. Drain out water.

Make a fine paste of all the spice ingredients with little water.

Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan add mustard seeds, when it splutter add black gram dal, bengal gram dal, peanuts, red chilies and curry leaves . Saute it for 6 – 8 minutes until crisp.

Add spice paste and fry till the raw smell disappears (4 -5 minutes on a medium on low heat).

Finally, add the cooked rice and adjust salt to taste. Mix till well blended. Serve hot as a side variety rice.


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