Kovakkai Masala Rice | Tindora Rice in Pressure Cooker

Kovakkai Masala Rice | Tindora Rice In Pressure Cooker

Kovakkai Masala rice | Tindora Rice

An healthy and delicious rice variety done in pressure cooker using kovakkai or tindora.
Its an ideal lunch box menu for both kids and adults.


Kovakkai/tindora-1/4kg cut lengthwise
Basmati rice-1 cup
Onions-2 nos chopped
Tomato-2 nos chopped
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon-1 stick
Cloves-3 nos
Bay leaves-1 no
Salt to taste
Ghee+oil-2 tbsps
Coriander leaves few

For Masala-(Dry Roast and Powder it)

Dhaniya seeds-3 tbsps
Till( Ellu)-1 tsp
Red chillies-8 nos


👉Dry roast and powder the masalas.
👉Wash and soak the basmati rice for 10 mins.
👉Heat ghee+oil in a pressure cooker add cinnamon,cloves,bay leaf,onions,tomatoes, kovakkai fry for a minute then add the basmati rice and gently saute for few seconds .

👉Next add the ground masala, turmeric powder ,salt and mix well.

👉Now add 1 1/2 cups of water.close the cooker and cook for 2 whistles.

👉Garnish and serve hot with onion raitha and chips.

Preparation time-20 mins


✍️Using the same masala try with different vegetables for more variety.

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