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Garlic Rice Recipe
Few weeks back, I was badly craving for some spicy variety rice  and this garlic rice was apt for my craving. It is super spicy with the flavour of chilli and garlic, along with the crunch in the fried garlic pieces is the highlight of this recipe. I had few readers asking for leftover rice recipes and here I start with this one....more coming up soon :)
This is quick and easy to make for lunch or even for packing lunchboxes, this is a must try for all garlic lovers :) I had another recipe of garlic rice with mor milagai , but when I saw this I was way too tempted to make it so here goes recipe without any further delays.So sure to post that one in future.
Poondu Sadam

Garlic Rice Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Reference: Kamalas Corner

Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Garlic - 3 small finely chopped

To roast and grind to a paste:

Garlic - 10 small
Red Chillies - 4(I used Kashmiri Chillies)
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp


  1. Heat oil, add chopped garlic fry till golden.Then add urad dal,chana dal and coriander seeds.
    How to make garlic rice - Step1
  2. Roast till it turns golden brown. Cool down and grind it to a coarse mixture.Set aside.Add required salt with cooked rice and spread it to make it fluffy and separate.
    How to make garlic rice - Step2
  3. Heat oil and add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' and fry till garlic turns golden brown. Add the garlic mixture and the tempered items to the rice and mix well until it is coated evenly.
    How to make garlic rice - Step2
Serve hot / warm with vadam or any curry of your choice.
Garlic Rice Recipe

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Garlic Rice Recipe
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