Kiwi and Coriander Rice |

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15 August 2013


Anjana Chaturvedi

Kiwi and Coriander Rice

Kiwi and Coriander Rice


Rice-3/4 cup
Zespri kiwi fruit -3
Green chilies,chopped- 1.5 tsp
Fresh Coriander,chopped- 3 tbsp
Lemon zest- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Cooking oil- 2.5 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Cashew nuts,crushed- 2 tbsp
Curry leaves-6


  • Wash and soak rice in enough water for 20 minutes.
  • In a big bowl boil enough water and 1 tsp salt,when water start boiling add soaked rice.
  • Boil rice till done and then drain on a colander to remove all the water.
  • Peel and chop kiwi fruit into small size pieces.
  • Take half quantity of kiwi and grind with chopped green chilies to make a smooth paste(can adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your taste)
  • Add some salt,pepper powder and few drops of lemon juice in the remaing half kiwi pieces.(A)
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds .
  • When seeds start crackling add crushed cashews and saute for few seconds on low heat.
  • Add curry leaves,rice and salt(litle amount of salt is needed as salt is also added while boiling)
  • Saute for few seconds and then switch off the flame.
  • Now add the kiwi paste,lemon zest,fresh coriander and lemon juice in the rice and mix well.
  • Take a bowl and grease the inside of the bowl with ghee or butter.
  • Now fill it half with kiwi rice,press gently.
  • Spread the half kiwi mixture(A) over the rice layer.
  • Now put the remaining half rice over the kiwi layer and press gently.
  • Invert the bowl on the serving plate and serve.
  • Serving suggestions-serve with mint and yogurt dip or tomato salsa and chips.
Cooks Note

Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time- 5 minutes
Main course

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