Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jag (Jagacita)

Did the title pulled you here? No wonder, I was interested by the title too while browsing Portuguese recipes.
I always welcome new cuisine and never bother to inspect any ingredients to go in. When it comes to food I deny nothing!
But the story goes differently with my BH and son, they turn the plate around, sniff ( oh ya weird behavior) and after a zillion of questions, they decide to scoop or sometimes not! They are classified as Picky eater! So whenever something unusual is ventured I never revealed them. Scared that it would bring some negative effects.

Original recipe is from here. In many sites, they say it is originated from Cape Verde (Colonized by Portuguese).I scanned through the ingredients list because the event is vegetarian. Easily put together recipe, at least for those who are familiar with rice cooking! My little family thought it was puloav with lack of spice! But I served a spicy curry (Vindaloo) with rice.
For sake this time I didn't modified anything just used my pantry stuff!

Jagacita-jag



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Ingredients:

Uncooked long grain rice:1 cup (Basmati rice)
Water: 1- 1/2 cup
*Kidney beans (can): 1/2 cup
Onion: small one-diced
Red chilli powder (i used Kashmiri chili powder) or paprika: 1/4 tsp ( increase for ur tolerance)
Bay leave: one leaf
Olive oil: 2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp less or more according your level


Method:
Rinse the rice first. Drain the water and soak for 10 min. In meantime, keep ready all the ingredients. Heat  oil in pot add the bay leaf, onion, fry until they turn translucent.
Add the paprika or chilli powder, put the drained rice and fry for few minutes.
now add the water and salt. Close with tight lid!
Let the mixture comes to boiling point!  Add the cooked kidney beans and simmer the stove. Switch off after 15 min!
Fluff with a fork the rice! Serve with any curry! Or with Fried egg on top!

* Lima beans, green peas can be substituted

My next post will be Vindaloo (Indian-portuguese fusion) as usual I have Veg and non-veg version. Sorry folks, I am quiet lazy to run 3 recipes in one post !


Jag is entering for AWED-Portuguese hosted by Priya, event originated by DK.
Sending to MLLA-19th helping hosted by EC, originated by Susan

64 comments:

Gulmohar said...

Yes, I couldn't get any clue from the title..looks scrumptious..:-) There is an award waiting for you in our blog :-)

Madhu said...

Very intersting name...rice with beans looks yum.. like the curry on the side, looks delicious as well.

Priya said...

Wow Cham, thanks for sending this beautiful Jag, Unusual name..Rice looks yummy..Even i prepared today a portuguese rice too....

Divya Vikram said...

SOunds pretty simple and flavorful! Lovely template to welcome the Pongal season!

Pavithra said...

Awesome dish and different too.. Love your platter and the layout.. loooks tooo good.

Uma said...

Wow, nice catchy theme again!! All set for Pongal! Love the colors :)

Interesting name for a dish. Simple and Yum!!

Sonia said...

Oh great Cham! Blog looks so nice with new layout. Nice presentation of Jagacita...looking forward to next recipe.
Thanks for sharing. :)

ruchikacooks said...

Show me something with rice and Im there..And you want me to serve it with fried egg, will land here in double speed..

Looks yummy cham, with gorgeous color. Waiting for vindaloo..

U know, I covered the pipes and we have been hearing a blowing noise (like an auto horn) after that..and ours is the only house that's gone crazy and people were coming out of their homes to see that wonder :)
Removed the layers of insulation and re-wrapped mildly..plants are all gone with the freeze from last month.

sowmya.s said...

simple and delicious..waiting for the vindaloo vege version recipe..

Madhuram said...

Yes, the title did pull me Cham. I'm having a hard time to find Portugese recipes.

LG said...

interesting name and simple to make. These days I love such recipes. :)Rice looks delish.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The rice and pic..both looks nice.

Indhu said...

the name did pull me in like you said :)
anything with rice - I am in!
like the header.

homecooked said...

Interesting title :) Never heard of the dish...but it looks delicious!

Vrinda said...

Interesting name and recipe,never heard of it,looks gr8...

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Very Interesting name and Recipe. Looks easy to make and sounds delicious. Have book marked this recipe.

prasu said...

lovely dish and perfect pic asalways dear.......

San!!! said...

Alluring dish,pretty much droolworthy as well.You have a neat n a wonderful space.Following you.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very new dish! Nice name too...

Sunshinemom said...

Your family is right! I make rajma pulao like this but with more spices:). Yes, it is the name that brought me immediately!

MR said...

what ever that is looks great
looking fwd to ur next post Vindaloo
YUMMY!!

Nandini said...

My kids are also picky eaters! With the curry, the dish looky scrumptiousy!

Anu said...

Awesome dish and different one.. Yummy... Nice platter and template..

Rahin said...

my husband too is a v picky eater, so can relate to you, Jag with Vindaloo looks gud

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice name...yummy delicious recipe..happy new year

Prathibha said...

Very neat layout,apt for the festival...Lovely rice...looks yummy

shankari said...

I was wondering what you were going to talk about, when I read the title :). Rice with beans looks like a simple flavorful fare to me

Lavi said...

Pongal Decor Superb!!
Love the plate and bowl!
rice looks so delicious!!

Dershana said...

that's a nice, simple recipe albeit with a quaint name :-)would like to see the veggie version of vindaloo. new look, huh? neat!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

very new to me,but sounds quite interesting!

Pari said...

Hi Cham, nice catchy title and the rice looks a quickie. looking fwd to ur Vindaloo recipe.

jayasree said...

Simple rice..Looks attractive too.

Header looks nice. All set for pongal?

aquadaze said...

Yes, the title was very intriguing! But such a interesting recipe, looks delicious.

Happy cook said...

You sneaky one, trying to tempt us wuth the name :-)
I ws indeed curious when i red the name. Rice looks delish.

SE said...

interesting and good to know..although some mediterranean and west european food has a very low levels of spice (they had to import from india :-)) !!

Asha said...

LOL @ "Pulao with less spice!". It's true that we love everything spiced up and aromatic. Good that you served with Vindaloo, that surely fix the 'less spice' problem! :)

Enjoy the weekend Cham.

notyet100 said...

yummy luved ur new template too

Bong Mom said...

Love the addition of Rajma to Rice. Looking forward to vindaloo now

Priyameena said...

Beautifully Presented..Very appealing..Thanks for sharing the very unique recepie..

my kitchen said...

Different name.Delicious rice

Vanamala Hebbar said...

simple and nice..love your new template

ruchikacooks said...

Nandri, Nandri....The first ever one I got was spam Cham :(

Yeah, thats the ratio I use and turns out well, so clinging to it..

Have a good weekend cham..and I will try not to post anything till monday :)

Srivalli said...

Sounds very interesting Cham, lovely name and a lovely picture too..:)

Sathya Sankar said...

Wonderful dish ! Loved the name ;)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i didn get anythingfrom the title....looks delicious dear..and superb click... :)

Aparna said...

Never heard of this one before. It interesting to find a Portuguese rice dish without chourico.

A very Happy New Year to you and family.

PJ said...

looking at the title I thought it had something to do with jaggery :) I love to try out different cuisines too! Its so much fun to take an entirely different cuisine and try to make it our own! Glad your family liked this because I am hoping they let you try more such novel dishes! Looks great.

Soma said...

my kind of dish :-D Love it. I love Vindaloo, but never done it at home. will wait for the recipe.

Laavanya said...

pretty template chams
What an interesting name and recipe - awaiting the vindaloo recipe now

vidhas said...

Interesting title and the dish sounds yum!!!

Aux délices des gourmets said...

il a l'air succulent
bonne journée et bientôt

Nags said...

Definitely the name (and eventually the pic and recipe) did it! :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a delicious recipe I'm discovering et le titre m' a attiré en effet :):)

looks delicious with the vindaloo, nice combination!!!!

Usha said...

Such a simple and delicious dish ! Definitely has an intriguing name..

DEESHA said...

this really does look like pulav minus spices. good one

Sujatha said...

Beautiful template for the pongal season! Wow, you seem to be so creative with your seasonal templates, girl! great work..

Jag.. as many others, I don't have a clue about this dish.. the recipe and picture are very tempting though..

Maheswari said...

Title amuses..Loved the mild Jag.Looking around the plate, sniffing happens here too if i say i tried something new.It's too hard to get them out their comfort level..:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

what an unusual name..nice recipe though..looks very nice..

s said...

very nice:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

ah nice pongal theme. wonder where you get these from.

jag-the name is cute...nice click.

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

I like this recipe. I'll try de made it.
See soon.

Malar Gandhi said...

Yeah, me too 'true omnivore' when it comes to food. Kool...you tricked them 'pulav', lol. The recipe sounds comforting to me:)

EC said...

Tempting one..thanks for the entry

Curry Leaf said...

WE THINK ALIKE.I too am (was) planning this for AWED and that too from the same site.Looks great Cham.Less spicy but great with Vindaloo. Love the Pongal template