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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sakhannam/ Vegetable Rice - 7th day Navrati Neivedyam

Sakhannam or Mixed Vegetable rice is a very simple and healthy rice which is offered as Neivedyam on the 7th day of Navratri. This rice works really well for lunch boxes too.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4-5


Sona Masori Rice or any similar variety : 2 cups
Carrots : 2 medium diced
Capsicum/Green bell pepper : 3 small diced
Cauliflower (optional) : 1 cup diced
Beans : 10 chopped into 1" pieces
Potato : 4 peeled and diced
Water : 4 cups
Ghee : 3 tablespoons
Garam Masala : 3 tablespoons
Elachi/ cardamom powder : 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker( use an aluminum one), add all the veggies and cook for 4-5 minutes until they are cooked.
Drain the rice and add it to the veggies and fry for 2 minutes.
Add water, salt, elachi powder and garam masala. Close lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Turn off the stove.
Serve hot or warm with raita or as is.

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