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Friday, August 24, 2007

RIBBON RICE


Ingredients :
Basmati Rice - 2 Glass
Lemon Juice - 1 Small Lime / 1/2 Big lime
Salt - 1/2 Tsp

Green Chutney:
Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup
Coriander Leaves - A Hand full
Green Chili - 2-3
Lemon juice - 1 small Lime
Salt - To Taste
Grind with out water,if needed 1-2 sp water can be added.And Keep aside.

For Masala:
Shrimp - 1/2 Pound (clean and washed)
Onion - 1 Big
Tomato - 1 Big
Chili Powder - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric - A Pinch
Salt - As per Taste
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 Tbsp Each
Coriander Powder - 1 Tbsp
Ghee - 2-3 Tbsp
Oil - 2 Tbsp

Method :
1) Wash the rice well,add 3 1/2 glass water to it.Add salt and lemon juice,stir and prepare rice.
2) Prepare the above mentioned green chutney.It should be thick not watery.
3) Marinate the shrimp with chili powder,turmeric powder,salt,garlic paste and coriander powder.Keep it for sometime and fry in little ghee(i mixed little ghee +olive oil,to reduce the intake of ghee).Fry till the shrimp is 3/4 cooked and keep aside.
4) In a pan add ghee or little ghee+oil and fry onion well.Then add tomato,fry till the tomato becomes soft.Add chili powder,turmeric powder,salt,ginger- garlic paste and fry well,till oil separates.
5) In this mixture add the fried shrimp and fry well till there is no water content.
6) In a wide dish,spread the rice layer first,sprinkle some ghee on top.Put the chutney as the second layer and masala as the third layer.Sprinkle some ghee on top.Repeat this till the top most layer is rice.
7) Decorate with fried onions,nuts and coriander leaves.Cover the dish and bake for 10 minutes.That's it,the very tasty and much wanted Ribbon Rice is ready :-)

I think,Its named so b'coz of the 3 repeated colourful layers spread in the dish.Back home,they prepare this dish in cooker,so it will be like a 3 coloured ribbon kept spirally one upon the other.I guess, this is how this dish got this name.when u see the picture,the first thing comes into mind is biriyani,but actually while serving it, we have to cut like cake and serve, then u can see the 3 layers clearly.This dish was over with in no minute and forgot to take a good picture of it.This is the left over ribbon rice :-)



This is my entry for Neivedyam's JFI Rice hosted by Sharmi.

25 comments:

shy said...

Wow!viji looking very delicious.

Seena said...

Viji,
very good recipe!
how did the name come? mouthwatering preparation..(it would be nice if you remove the word verification..hm lazy to type)

RP said...

Is it a malabar recipe? Why is it called a ribbon rice?
Looks good!

Asha said...

Viji, Ribbon rice is new to me.Looks and sounds delicious, almost like Biryani.Why are they called Ribbon though? Thanks for the recipe:)

Mishmash ! said...

The title got me here :) And your explanation is cute as well :)

Tee said...

Looks delicious! reminds me of biryani.

Pravs said...

Gosh viji...i am drooling seeing the the pictures. With the dish titled as ribbon rice, you will never know there are prawns sneaking in between the rice :D

Jyothsna said...

I had seen a ribbon rice recipe, very different from yours. This looks pretty too.

bhags said...

The dish looks mouth watering...but why is it called ribbon rice

Viji said...

Thank you so much shy:-)

Cynthia said...

One-pot rice dishes are a cook's best friend.

Why is it called ribbon rice?

Viji said...

Thanks Seena.Back home,they prepare this dish in cooker,so it will be like a 3 coloured ribbon kept one upon the other.I think this is how this dish got this name.I hope u guys r satidfied with this answer.Dont ask me further questions please ahhhah...:-))

Viji said...

Thanks RP.Its tastes very good.Try out.

Viji said...

Thanks Asha.Yah,it looks like a biriyani when mixed well but actually the taste is little different,as far as i'm concerned :-) i love biriyani,but after having this,i have changed my most loved food to Ribbon Rice.

Viji said...
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Viji said...

Mishmash - As the title and explanation the food tastes yummy,got to try it.

Viji said...

Yah,when u see the picture,the first thing comes into mind is biriyani,but actually while serving it, we have to cut like cake and serve, then u can see the 3 layers clearly.This dish was over with in no minute and forgot to take a good picture of it.This is the left over ribbon rice hhahhahah

Viji said...

Yah thats true pravs,with the name we can guess with what its made up ;-)

Viji said...

Thanks Jyothsna.Let us know ur version of ribbon rice.

Viji said...

thanks bhags :-),Oh god all this same question.I was busy today to reply to the comments.If i would have replied the rest would not have got this question rt?:-))

Viji said...

Thats true Cynthia,i totally agree with u.

Suganya said...

Where is the ribbon? :D

Viji said...

Its in the eyes of the beholder suganya eheehhe...hey just kidding.I had answered it in my way for one of the comments,I think u have not read it.I think ,I should include it in the post itself.Otherwise instaed of seeing such a tasty food,everybody eyes r going to the title,which i have not given.Its given by the cook who prepared it for the first time and named it so ;-)

Sharmi said...

thanks for the lovely looking rice. its so well presented.

Viji said...

Thanks sharmi,its bit different from biriyani,u must try.