Vetrilai Poondu Sadam | Betel leaves and Garlic Rice

Vetrilai Poondu Sadam |  Betel leaves and garlic rice

Vetrilai Poondu Sadam

Vetrilai poondu sadam is a very popular traditional rice variety made in Kongu region (Coimbatore) using betel leaves and a special masala powder. It is a very easy and healthy mixed rice to make. I had this dish in a friends house recently and absolutely loved its tangy flavour . They usually cook it with seeraga samba rice but you can use raw rice too.It is usually served during functions to aid in digestion and to detox.


Betel leaves(Vetrilai)-4 nos chopped
Seeraga samba rice or raw rice-500  gms
Garlic-6 nos chopped
Fennel seeds(sombu)-1 tsp
Cinnamon-2 piece
Ghee 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

FOR MASALA POWDER[ dry roast and powder it]

Sesame seeds (ellu)-1 tsp
Pepper-1 tsp
Dry ginger powder-1\2 tsp
Red chillies-4-6 nos
Turmeric powder -1\2 tsp


👉Cook the rice seperately set aside.
👉Heat ghee in a kadai add fennel seeds, cinnamon, garlic and saute for a minute.
👉Add the chopped beetle leaves fry for few seconds.

👉Add masala powder,cooked rice ,salt and mix well cook for 2-4 mins serve hot.

Preparation Time-30 minutes 

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