Cashew rice(Godambi anna)

Its no secret that I love easy lunchbox items. Daily morning I spend some time thinking about what to cook. This is one such item that I tried recently. I had seen this recipe in one of the TV shows back home. This rice takes some time to get used to. While I simply love this, V is not a great fan. I would definitely recommend trying it atleast once.

1 cup rice
1/2 cup chopped cashews
1 tea spn sesame seeds
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1 tea spn urad dal
1 tbl spn dry coconut
3-4 red chilies
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
A pinch asafoetida
1-2 tea spns lemon juice

Cook the rice taking care the grains are separate.
Dry roast sesame seeds, coriander seeds, urad dal and red chilies(take care not to burn anything. You can roast them one by one if needed). Grind them to a powder along with coconut.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves, asafoetida and cashews. Fry for few minutes on a low flame. Now add the spice powder and salt.
Add rice and mix well. Finally sprinkle the lemon juice and take off heat.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins

23 thoughts on “Cashew rice(Godambi anna)”

  1. This looked awesome when i first saw it & when… I thought of trying it as today was a sunday & its typhoon in Hong Kong….It became delicious…..reminded me of good old goa times….thanks a lot….

  2. Hi Shilpa.
    This is a nice recipe.. thank you..
    The pic looks inviting too..
    Oh,Wanted to write to you sometime ago to ask if I could add your site in my favourite blog list..

  3. Awesome. I prepared this for the lunchbox; for both myself and my husband. he liked it very much.

    Thank you once again.

  4. Hi there Shilpa,

    I have been following your page for some time now – quite interesting on the whole. Just wondered if you wanted to post a Chavati special!


  5. savitha Praveen Mallya

    Shilpa …
    I tried this cashew anna….it was very tasty re….thanks a lot for posting such a nice rice item…..instead of rice i used avallaki ( phovu) and offered as prasadam re…..
    every body liked it….

  6. I like the many textures and flavors in this rice. It sounds really tasty and you did a lovely job with the presentation. We would like to feature this recipe on our blog and possibly our digital recipe reader. Please email me at [email protected] if you’re interested :). Have a lovely evening.

  7. Hi Shilpa,
    Good to see many varieties of lunch items.My mouth is watering.I remembered one rice item which my friend Sudha used to prepare.She used to call it Variety rice.I want to share that recipe.
    2 cups rice.
    1/2 bunch coriander leaves
    1/4 bunch mint leaves
    1 tsp udad dal
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    1 tsp chana dal
    5 green chillies(or it can be 4 also)
    cashew nuts
    groundnuts (optional)
    11/2 tsp ghee

    Cook rice separately and see to that the grains are separate.
    Make a paste of coriander,mint and green chillies.
    Take a kadai and add some ghee in it.Put it on a low flame.Add udad dal,mustard seeds,chana dal to it.Fry it.
    Add curry leaves,cashew nuts and ground nuts to it.Once they are slightly brown ,add the paste and fry it a little.Add salt to it.
    Fry it for a while then add this to the rice and mix it properly.
    This tastes well with raita or yoghurt based tomato chutney.

  8. Oh shilpa, this rice i made today for lunch. its super awesome. I love the taste of coriander and sesame when i put the rice in my mouth. lovely! thanks again. :)god bless.

  9. Hey Shilpa, I tried this with brown rice. I thought it would not come out great. It still turned out superb. Thanks for the recipe.

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