This recipe was innovated,when there was a  

power cut ,and i had to prepare this very

quickly for the lunch box,and guess what?… it

turned  very good!

I used snake gourd in this recipe


500 gm jeeraga samba rice

2 carrots (chopped)

10 beans cut into 1 inch pieces

1 small snake gourd(seeds removed and cut into strips)

6-7 pips of garlic

4-5 green chillies

2 inch piece ginger

a little mint leaves

a little coriander leaves

1 tsp. sea moss

2-3 onions sliced fine



a pinch of mace

1/2 tsp.garam masala

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup curd

1 tsp.sugar


Pound garlic,ginger,green chillies,mint,

coriander leaves,sea moss,and mace to a coarse


Heat ghee and fry onions till brown.

Add the vegetables,the ground mixture,the rest

of the ingredients and the rice and saute for 5


Then add water (1 inch above the rice level),

and cook on high heat till steam comes out of

the pressure cooker.

Put the vent and simmer jus for 15-20 minutes

Remove from fire.

If additional richness is needed you could fry

some nuts and sprinkle on the top while



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