Milagu Jeeragam Sadam / Pepper Cumin Rice - Lunch Box Recipe

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        Black pepper and Cumin are the most important culinary spices in the world. Black pepper has a century long history of use and cultivation across all the continents of the world. While millions of people consume pepper in their food every day, most do not realize that black pepper is also an important medicinal spice that can be used to treat a wide variety of physical symptoms and diseases. Most important is black pepper should be consumed safely in moderate quantities. Adding pepper along with cumin or turmeric is a great natural way to enhance overall body health. Black pepper stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to the stomach to increase the hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving the digestion. Whereas the cumin boosts the power of liver, thereby it detoxifies the body.
      Coming to this recipe, it can be done in minutes, easy, flavorful and a healthy dish. Also good for cough/cold/sore throat. This is my mom's recipe and this rice dish is prepared with black pepper, cumin, curry leaves and rice. The sharp spiciness from pepper corns, aromatic curry leaves and flavorful cumin along with rice gives an irresistible authentic flavor.


     To Make A Pepper Mix

         2 Tsp of Black Pepper Corns
         1 Tsp of Cumin, Whole
         1 Tbsp of Toor Dal / Pigeon Dal/ Thuvaram Paruppu
         1 Red Chilly, Big

     To Temper

          2 Tsp of Gingelly Oil / Indian Sesame Oil
          1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
          1/2 Tsp of Urad Dal
          Pinch of Hing/ Asafoetida / Perungayam
          2 Sprig of Curry Leaves

     Other Ingredients

          1 Tsp of  Clarified Butter / Ghee
          2 Cups + 1/4 Cup of Cooked Rice
          Salt to taste


     To make a pepper mix


     Mixing of spice mix and rice


    Health Benfits of Pepper and Cumin


    Black Pepper
sending this recipe to My Cooking Journey and Zesty South Indian Kitchen

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