Friday

Shepu Bhaath / Shevid Polo – Dill Rice Pilaf

Recipe: Rice and fresh dill cooked together with light spice !

ShepuBhaath
     
Dill, dill and dill(Shatapushpa in Sanskrit), all my previously posted recipes have dill in some form, not to mention how much I love this vegetable/herb. But not anymore, will there be any posts after this one, as I am done with all the fresh dill that was brought last week. Rice preparation with dill called as Sabsige Soppu Bhath/ Shepu Bhaath is very famous in parts of Karnataka state in India and its nice and enchanting to find similar recipe thousand’s of miles away in Iran called Shevid Polo(no claims for authenticity !)
     This recipe had been very much part of my quick dishes during college days and came as a rescue during tight schedules. The other green was spinach, which we included to make palak bhath. Its a one pot meal, simple, quick and not too much to worry about the amount spices to be used. With more spice and ingredients one can vary this dish to make a pilaf/pulao or a biryani too !!! This goes to the event by Joanne, Regional Recipes –Middle East and also to Silpa’s APS-Rice.


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups rice
3 cups fresh dill, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp oil
3 big garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 tsp garam/goda masala
1/2 tsp chili powder OR according to taste
1 tomato, chopped
pinch of turmerc
salt to taste


Preparation Method:
1. Soak the rice for 15 – 20 minutes in warm water. Then drain and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a vessel, add minced garlic and sauté till you get the aroma. Add onions and fry till translucent.
3. Add garam masala, chili powder and mix. Immediately add rice and chopped dill and sauté for few minutes.
4. Add tomatos, salt, water(3 – 3 1/2 cups) and bring to boil. Let it simmer, then close the lid and let it cook on low-med heat.
5. Once done, serve with a raita/salad on the side.

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Preparation Time: 25 mins
Serves: 2 - 4
Note:
The consistency of the Bhaath recipe is a slightly overcooked rice and not very dry like a pilaf. So use a little extra water compared to while cooking pilaf.
I’ve also used very less amount of chili powder, but go ahead and add more if preferred.

25 comments:

Padma said...

WOW one more dish with dill leaves. Really flavorful and very tempting.

Asha said...

Looks mouthwatering, I love the color, must have smelled so nice at home.

Jagruti said...

wow...tempting and something new..i've got dill leaves in the fridge. i'll make it tomorrow..for more dill recipe go on my blog..

http://joyofcooking247.blogspot.com/2010/01/tzatziki-in-greek-pronounced-dza-dzee.html

cheers

tasteofbeirut said...

SE, what I love about this rice dish is how light and fresh it tastes once you add dill to it. It is a variation from the Persian recipe I am familiar with but one that is surely just as delicious!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

They look so aromatic & colorful.

SE said...

@joumana..yeah..it is slightly different from the persian rice ! but it tastes awesome !!

SE said...

thank you all for stopping by and for the wonderful comments !!!

Priya said...

Thats a fantastic rice...as u said yea we are in dill week..

AdukalaVishesham said...

first time here... you have got a beautiful blog... following you...

Cham said...

The color is very inviting! Should be very aromatic!

PJ said...

shepu rice looks so delicious! great way to use up left-over dill, keep the dill recipes coming, I enjoyed all of them and won't mind more at-all :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, again a shepu recipe..I must try now. love this green rice. looks very nice. and very simple to make too..so more better

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice and eye catching colur.easy recipe too.

Tina said...

Aromatic and colourful rice...

Sushma Mallya said...

loved the first pic,its so nice and flavourful..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Dill rice looks very comforting and colorful... With all the nice flavor and aroma I will take the entire plate, nice pic... I see a lotta dill recipes in your space amd bookmarking Dill curry and pilaf... My first visit here, shall come back for more...

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Joanne said...

Thank you so much for this submission! Pilafs are so delicious especially when you infuse them with great herbs like dill.

Rachana Kothari said...

mmm mouthwatering! looks so good:)

Nostalgia said...

Looks great...it is quite curious and fascinating how so many of the dishes we thought originated or limited to our states are all over the world. Thanks for sharing this great recipe

Siddhi S said...

wow this dill rice vl be very flavourful and tasty ...perfect recipe and gud clicks

Yasmeen said...

Love all the dillicious recipes posted :D

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my gosh, looks absolutely gorgeous, beautiful pilaf...interesting variation:)

Spice said...

Beautiful & looks so colorful...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Se
How are you? I am back for few days...almost starving to death without reading the blogs and eating them virtually.
This recipe is very new for me..but may not be able to try soon. You have added your e mail on the profile recently or it was there before too?
Have a nice week ahead

Shri said...

Lovely, absolutely delicious!

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