September 21, 2009

Garlic Rice (Poondu satham) - Tamil Recipe

Garlic is common to cooks around the world. You can influence each clove's intensity depending on how you choose to prepare it for a dish. Using a whole, uncut clove will add a bit of fragrance to oil if sauteed lightly or provide subtle flavor to a simmered dish. Slicing a garlic clove adds visual appeal to a dish while imparting a strong flavor. Mincing or pressing will result in the most intense flavor.
I found this recipe in a supplement of a tamil magazine.


  1. Cooked rice – 2 cups
  2. Small onion- 1/2 cup
  3. Garlic pods – 1/2 cup
  4. Ginger- 1/4 inch piece
  5. Roasted and ground black pepper- 1/2 tsp
  6. Raosted and ground cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  7. mustard seed- 1 tsp
  8. curry leaves- 20
  9. red chilies 3-4 numbers

1. Boil water in a deep sauce pan. Put rice in it and let it boil, when rice become soft drain all the water from the rice.
2. In another deep pan, put some oil and fry chopped garlic for a minute.
3. Now fry garlic with spring onions and green chilies for 2 minutes.
4. Now put the boiled rice in the pan and mix all the fried ingredients well. In the mean while add flavor or black pepper and salt in the rice and fry on high flame for few minutes.
5. When the rice completely fry and smell starts to come out then take out the rice in a beautiful serving dish and serve it with any curry you like. Garnish with spring onions and chillies.


VineelaSiva said...

Hai Saru even i too prepare this rice dear.Its really nice.i mostly prepare this leftover rice.

Saru said...

Thanks for following my blog posts and recipes. Leftover rice tho Garlic Rice prepare cheyyadam chala manchi idea ani anukuntunnanu. Mee nunchi enka varityla kosam chusthunnanu.