How to make Lilva Rice -

Rice cooked with surti papde and fresh coariander- A must try recipe.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Surti Papdi (सूरती पापड़ी), Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Rice

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Lilva Rice

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lilva Rice Recipe

  • Surti Papdi 1/4 cup

  • Basmati Rice 1/4 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Green chillies 4

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup + to garnish

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cloves 2

  • Salt


Step 1

Grind ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and lemon juice to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves and rice and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add surti papdi and the papdi beans along with salt and mix.

Step 4

Add the ground paste diluted in half cup of water. Mix well.

Step 5

Add two and a half cups of water and mix.

Step 6

Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let it cook till done.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.