Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Menthe Ganjji



This is a simple yet a nutritious recipe prepared out of rice and methi seeds.The richness of coconut milk adds an extra flavour to this dish.Very rich and smooth,tastes so greatat the same time healthy too.Methi is a rich source of vit-B and contains essential oil for the skin.It improves the complexion of the skin and gives proper nutrition to bring up the glow of the skin.Its good for rgulating the menstruation cycle and also reduces the pain abdomen during MC.Well other than this it also cuts down the bad fat and even helps to reduce joint pain when taken regularly.This act as good source of thiktha and kashaya rasa of our daily food components which i have mentioned in my other ayurvedic blog..Coconut milk helps in maintaining moiture content of the skin,also improvest the hair growth and helps in regulating the shine in the hair.Good for hair.So why not try this when its so great.

Ingredients:-
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Rice - 2 Cups
Water -5 cups
Methi seeds-2 tsp
Coconut milk- 4 oz/3/4 cup
Salt


Method:
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1.Pressure cook rice adding water and methi seeds for aabout 3-4 whistles.
2.Take a heavy bottomed pan and add cooked rice to it.Then seson with enough salt ,bring to a boil.
3.Add 1/2 cup water and coconut milk to it and again bring to another boil.
4.You can even add jaggery to this if you like sweet taste.It tastes better even that way.I have avoided jaggery.
5.Serve hot or cold with your favorite pickles at the side.Enjoy...

27 comments:

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Soumya,
One of my friend makes garlic ganjji somewhat similar to this. she uses garlic and mint with the ingredients u used.. it would taste really good.. ur recipe with methi sounds good too. Thanks for sharing.

Sia's corner said...

wow...never heard of this soumya. u used white rice here?

Coffee said...

This looks great!!!!! Nice one there Soumya!! Never heard of something like this!!

Asha said...

Except coconut which has high saturated fat,this one sounds great!:))
It it helps my cramps ,I will try this with Garlic and mint added like Prema says.Thanks Sowmya.

Seema said...

Soumya,
oh my god puyyan puyya rice....thats what we used to call this alda ....enage thumba ase avtha iddanne idu...soumya one thing ..neenu pressure cook methi with rice heli baraddille just rice heli baradde....you might want to correct it.
Hugs
Akka

swapna said...

Ganjii is a very healthy dish.Good one soumya.

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

Thanks for sharing nutritious Ganjji with us...

Richa said...

looks so good, i'm going to try this one.
thanks.

Chickoo said...

Yummy! Tumba chennagide recipe, will try it as soon as possible.

Deepa

Kajal said...

Hi Soumya,
I miss so many wonderful dishes. This is very good sweet dish with rice. Methi is also good for health and it is good in test also. It is really very good idea.Thanks for sharing.
-Kajal

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Prema,
Thanks dear.Well ill try with garlic and mint next time.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Supriya,
Thanks .Hmm i have used sona masoori here.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Coffee,
Is it then you gotta try this for sure.Thanks

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Asha,
Yup i agree with you.Do give a shaot and lemme know.Enjoy

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi akka,
Heee,....heee... hmm hange alada navu idara helikondu idadu..

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Swapna,
Thanks dear

Hi Usha,
The pleasure is mine.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Richa,
Thanks dear.

Hello chikoo,
Thanks.Hmm try and do let me know.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Kajal,
Thanks dear

trupti said...

this is so good when someone is ill...makes them feel so much better. My friend Sneha made something similar when I was pregnant and could not eat too much...

thanks Soumya...

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Hi Soumya,
Excellent looking dish and healthy too.
Thanks for sharing this.
You are doing g8 work.
Keep it up:-))

Sharmi said...

this one is very new to me. looks like comfort food.
nice recipe

sharmi

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi trupthi,
Thanks dear.well then now you can prepare and enjoy it isnt it.Enjoy

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Aparna,
Thanks for the appreciating words

Anonymous said...

Sowmya, My mother made this for me after delivery(childbirth). It is supposed to have very good healing, medicinal properties. Idara haage, jeerige ganji, kooda maadtharey, gothunta nimge. Your blog rocks!

Asha

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks dear.This comment has really given me a new spirit.Well adu jeerge ganji nange gothilla.Ammana hathre kelthine ayetha.Thanks again

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Sharmi,
Thanks dear.This is a quick tasty recipe that no one can go wrong.So quite safe..hhee...

Menu Today said...

Hi Sowmya,
Healthy recipe and this food is very good for ulcers. Thanks for sharing.