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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MILAGORAI / PEPPER BHATH / PEPPER RICE / MILAGU ORAI / MOLAG OGARE/ MILAGU SADHAM

How to make Milagorai , How to make pepper rice, How to make  milagu sadham

Milagorai is a zesty, Iyengar special rice recipe, served as a prasadam in Perumal kovil (temple) and mutts. It is very good for digestion. A spicy rice, easy and simple to make. We call mixed rice varieties like this as kalandha sadham or chitrannam. In an Iyengar household, any food made is offered to Perumal alongwith 'tulasi' and also the food should not be tasted while cooking. Everything cooked is partaken as 'Prasadam'.

INGREDIENTS:

Cooked rice - 4 cups
Black pepper - 2 tsp.
Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu) - 1 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1 tsp.
Red chilly - 1
Salt - to taste

To temper:
Gingelly oil - 1 tablespoon

Melted ghee - 2 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Cashews - few
Hing - 1/4 tsp.

METHOD:

NOTE: Raw rice should be used. Cook rice in such a way that the grains are separate and not sticky.

Heat oil in a pan, add bengal gram, urad dhal and fry until golden brown, now add chilly and pepper. When it crackles, switch off the stove and transfer to a plate. When cool, powder coarsely.

Spread cooked rice in a plate, add the powder, salt, ghee and a spoon of gingelly oil. Temper with the given ingredients. Mix gently without breaking the grains. Milagorai is ready. Serve with fried appalam or vadam.

Mutt style: Only black pepper is fried in ghee and powdered coarsely. This is mixed to cooked rice alongwith ghee, salt and fried cashews. 

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