Pepper Rice

Pepper is hot in taste and is a coolant to the body; there is nothing that helps cough and cold pepper in any form. I’ve heard that in some temple they give pepper rice as prasadam; but even if you have it prepared at home it is so tasty.

Ingredients:

1. Black pepper – 2 tsp
2. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
3. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
4. Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
5. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
6. Ghee – 2 tbsp
7. Cooked rice – 2 cups
8. Salt to taste

Method:

Step 1: Dry roast the curry leaves, pepper corns and sesame seeds until aroma emanates and grind them into coarse powder once cooled.
Step 2: Season mustard and cumin in a tawa with ghee and add cooked rice to that.

Step 3: Sprinkle enough salt and the ground powder and mix thoroughly to coat the rice evenly.

Step 4: Serve with appalam/ curds or plain rasam.

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