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>>  Saturday, February 18, 2012

After thinking so much as to what next should be used for Konda's Lunch box, I decided I should make the pomegranate rice. I remember Athamma saying that we must try it sometime when we had got those really rich and bright looking poms sometime back. Then I happened to read Radika's post on Sia's space, I loved the way it looked. I had been thinking for a while when I should make it. I knew I can't serve it for hubby dear as he is not for any sweet rice dishes. Recently when Amma had made a green apple dal, he wasn't given that.  I knew about the fact that she was going to make a dal with it. But when she did, I didn't know and was really taken in by surprise. My colleagues liked it a lot and I knew I will have to make it again.

Anyway we have to gear up to the fact that school is coming to close and kids will move to class higher. We had our third "Oksermation class"..that's what my boys say for observation class that the parents are called for. They were happy to say that they are moving to the next class after this. I was wondering how fast the days are flying.

Coming to the recipe, since the pomegranate that I used were not those bright coloured Kabul fruit, the rice ended up looking almost pale pink in shade. While the juice was simmering I thought it will end up looking that pink but sadly it all evaporated and ended up looking pale. I clicked some pictures and showed Konda that she will be getting a new rice to try, she was surprised seeing those poms decorated on top. She wanted to know if I will be sharing this on the blog saying Konda liked it. Well the life of a food blogger ends up being so! Her verdict was that the rice was sweet for her but she would have liked it more if it was spicier. Well next time I said.

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Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Pomegranate Juice - 1/2 cup
Pomegranate seeds - 1/4 cup

For tempering

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few 
Coriander leaves
Dry Red chilies - 2 long
Salt to taste

How to make Pomegranate Rice

Wash and soak rice for 15 mins. Pressure cook and keep it aside.

Pulse the Pomegranate seeds to get the juice. Strain through a sieve to remove the seeds. Keep it side. Save some seeds for decoration finally.

Heat a non stick with oil. add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. When they splutter, add the channa dal and saute well. Add the split dry red chilies and simmer. when they turn colour add the pomegranate juice. Cook in low flame for the juice to become thick.

When the juice is really thick, add the cooked rice and fluff well. 

Cover for couple of minutes, finally add the coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds 

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Rasi February 18, 2012 at 6:45 AM  

With each marathon, i bet your daughter must be excited to get so many different varieties.. i complain to my mom now, that she didn't do all this for me :D

Suma Gandlur February 18, 2012 at 7:10 AM  

I am getting to see really some new rice experiments in this BM.

Harini February 18, 2012 at 7:21 AM  

Interesting. One good way to consume pom juice :)

The Pumpkin Farm February 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM  

this is lovely idea Valli, we love pomegranate, you gave me very good idea

Secrets of our kitchen February 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM  

Intresting.....this is something i never heard off ..

Sumi February 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM  

So Sweet of Konda to give a feedback:).Rice looks yummy, gonna give it a shot with my son.

Gayathri Kumar February 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM  

Very interesting rice recipe...

Archana February 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM  

Great idea. I will remember this one when my time comes.

sangee vijay February 19, 2012 at 4:49 AM  

Interesting...i only add pom seeds to my curd rice...this sounds double yummy...loved your creativity!
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vidhas February 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM  

Different rice recipe.

Preeti Garg February 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM  

Awesome recipe

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sushma February 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM  

Interesting recipe.....from where do u get these ideas Valli...u r simply super

vaishali sabnani February 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM  

Valli I agree these would look so very pretty with those deep red ruby pearls...may be you could minus the juice and just add the pom...I feel the juice gives it a sweeter taste.

Suchi February 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM  

Cooking rice with pomegranate...what a lovely idea!

Hemavathi Murari February 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM  

lovely recipe. i would like to do these rice varieties for my son.

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