Ivy gourd Masala Rice | Dondakaya Annam

Ivygourd Masala Rice

Ivygourd Masala Rice is delicious rice made with spice powder and Ivy Gourd. This rice makes an excellent dish for a lazy saturday when you just want something simple, yet interesting to make a meal.

These mixed rice dishes are very quick and easy to assemble as you can always have the spice powders made ahead. All you need is some cooked rice and if you have it already, then it only takes time to saute this mixed rice.

We mostly make Dondakaya Vepudu, so I thought this rice dish will be an excellent pick for this series. Ivy Gourd is called as Dondakaya in Telugu, Tindora in Hindi and Kovakkai in Tamil. I had previously made a tindora Curry, a tindora chutney, Gujarati style Tindora stir fry and Maharashtrian Tindora Masala Bath.

Today’s recipe is a simple south style rice dish made with roasted and ground spice and lentil powder. This makes an easy lunch box dish as you can have the powder made ahead.

Ivygourd Masala Rice is the pick for H in the AtoZ Quick Under 30 Minutes, which is my theme in the Biryanis, Pulaos, Khichdis and Mixed Rices, where I am doing Quick Under 30 Minutes Meals. If you want to read some elaborate Biryanis, check out what I have for I in Spice your Life!
Ivygourd Masala Rice

A to Z Quick Under 30 Minutes Meals

A for Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao
B for Bhuga Chawara
C for Cholia Chawal
D for Dal Khichdi
E for Ellu Sadam
F for Fodnicha Bhaat
G for Green Garlic Pulao
H for Hare Chane Ka Pulav

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Ivy gourd Masala Rice | Dondakaya Annam

Ingredients Needed:

2 cups Rice cooked
250 gms Ivy Gourd / Dondakaya
Salt to taste
A Pinch Turmeric Powder

For the Masala Powder

2 tbsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Peppercorns
4 nos Dry Red Chillies
Handful Curry leaves

For Tempering:

1 tsp Ghee
2 tsp Cooking Oil
Handful Cashew Nuts
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
3 to 4 Dry Red Chillies
1 tsp Chana Dal
Handful Curry Leaves

How to make Ivy gourd Masala Rice

Wash and cook the rice as you normally do, spread on a plate for the rice to cool down.
Wash and trim the sides of the vegetables, slice as juliennes.
In a nonstick pan, dry roast all the ingredients listed for the spice powder. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth powder.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, chana dal, cashew nuts, red chilies, curry leaves and saute well.
Now add the chopped vegetables and simmer. Add turmeric powder, salt and cook on high to mix well.
Add the ground spice powder and mix well.
Finally, add the cooked rice and combine. Add the ghee and simmer for 5 mins.
Serve with Papad

Kovakkai Sadam

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Ivy gourd Masala Rice | Dondakaya Annam
Ivygourd Masala Rice is delicious rice made with spice powder and Ivy Gourd. This rice makes an excellent dish for a lazy saturday when you just want something simple, yet interesting to make a meal.
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  1. Wash and cook the rice as you normally do, spread on a plate for the rice to cool down.
  2. Wash and trim the sides of the vegetables, slice as juliennes.
  3. In a nonstick pan, dry roast all the ingredients listed for the spice powder. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth powder.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, chana dal, cashew nuts, red chillies, curry leaves and saute well.
  5. Now add the chopped vegetables and simmer. Add turmeric powder, salt and cook on high to mix well.
  6. Add the ground spice powder and mix well.
  7. Finally, add the cooked rice and combine. Add the ghee and simmer for 5 mins.
  8. Serve with Papad and Vegetable.

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  1. Actually the spice powder deferred by not having the curry leaves for one of the recipe. I felt the curry leaves would add more flavour, so made it at one shot for both the recipes..heheheh

  2. I is a tough one to crack , but you are smart and know how to play your cards ! Perfect ivy gourd rice , good to learn that we have a South version too , I knew only about the Maharashtrian one !

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