Vepampoo Sadham | Bevina Hoovu Anna | Neem Flower Rice

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After yesterday's post on Neem flowers Rasam , today I am ready with Neem flower rice. This is a simple yet flavorful rice. I remember mom making htis onften during my childhood. She used to say it was good for teh tummy and if there were any wormies inside, this rice would surely flush them out . I used to eat this rce just for this reason and soon I looked forward to mom making this for us.

You need:

Cooked rice[,grains separate] - 3 cups
Dried Neem flowers- 3 teaspoons
Sun dried chilles / More milagai - 3
Roasted groundnut - 3 tablespoons
Mustard seeds-1 teaspoon
Urad dal,white, split - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few
Ghee- 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
  1. Heat ghee on low flame in a pan. Add the neem flowers and roast it till it changes a shade darker and emits a nice arome. Drain and keep aside.
  2. In the same ghee roast the more milagai till it turns brown.Keep aside.
  3. To the same pan add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and roasted groundnuts. When the urad dal turns brown, put in rice, salt ,lightly crushed more milagai and neem flowers.[Add more ghee if needed.]
  4. Simmer and let the flavor belnd for a few minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve with some crispies / chips.

Note :

I have already written about Neem flowers .Check this post to know more about its medicinal properties and other recipes that can be prepared using this flower....

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