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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cranberry Rice Recipe | South Indian style Cranberry rice recipe

Cranberry Rice is a simple and delicious rice made with fresh cranberries. This rice is made in South Indian style and is Vegan. This rice has the tart flavor and lovely color from the cranberries. It takes just minutes to prepare this cranberry rice and is easy too. This rice can be served with appalam, fryums or even chips. While googling about cranberries, I came to know, in tamil it is known as' Kuruthinelli'. It tastes almost like nelli (gooseberry) and is red in color like blood. I have seen these cranberries after coming to US only and my son loves dried cranberries a lot and he has it with snacks and with cereals and I was under the misconception that the cranberries are sweet until I got some fresh cranberries and tried them. They are tart. Using fresh cranberries I have baked Cranberry Coffee Cake and now tried this Cranberry rice. 
Spicy Cranberry Rice
Cranberry Rice
I am posting this rice for a special reason today. It is a sweet friend's birthday today who is also a fellow blogger. She is Priya Ranjit who blogs at Cooks like Priya. She is a lovely, bubbly person. Whenever I have conversation with her, there will be smiles, giggles and laughs. Our group of friends have decided to celebrate her birthday by giving virtual treat of recipes in pink color.
Happy Birthday, Priya!!
Spicy Cranberry Rice made with fresh cranberries
South Indian Style Cranberry Rice
Recipe Source: Spicy Treats

What are the ingredients needed?

Cooked Rice, 3 cups
Fresh cranberries,  1 cup (approximately)
Oil, 2-3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Channa dal, 1 tablespoon
Urad dal, 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves, 1 - 2 sprig
Onion, 1 medium size 
Ginger, 1" long (grated)
Green Chillies, 2-3 nos.
Salt, to taste
Cilantro, to garnish

  • Cook the rice and let it before using it.
  • Wash, clean and slice the cranberries and set them aside. 
  • Thinly slice the onions, slit the green chillies, grate ginger and keep them ready.
Quick and easy to make cranberry rice.
Vegan Cranberry Rice
How Cranberry Rice is made?
  1. Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds and when they crack, add urad dal, channa dal and fry for a minute. Then add curry leaves, onion  grated ginger, green chillies and fry till the onions turn translucent. 
  2. Now add the sliced cranberries, sprinkle little water, cover and cook for few minutes till it turns mushy. 
  3. Then add the cooked rice, required salt and mix well.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve it. 
Serves 3 persons.
  • You can use frozen cranberries, too just thaw, clean and use.
  • Add more green chillies, if you want to make it more spicy.


  1. This is something different! Looks delicious!

  2. Looks yumm.. and very innovative recipe.

  3. pinkish rice will preferably become a choice of kids ...esp girl's..Nice capture Divya sis

  4. Looks great...Love the color...

  5. So creative dish. Colourful too. A real kids friendly recipe.

  6. Nice Color, I love cranberries in Salad! I have tried Cranberry Pulihora!

  7. such a vibrant rice ... truely appealing preparation Divya

  8. really something special.........

  9. on healthy bowl of colourful rice, very interesting...

  10. nice colour and flavorful rice

  11. Delicious looking rice..very colorful :)

  12. Unfortunately i dont get fresh cranberries, wish i get them here..Rice looks very pleasant and delicious.

  13. Looks really yummy and delicious..

  14. Colourful rice dear, looks delicious !!! :-)

  15. such a lovely color to the rice! I made this yesterday as well and it was really yummy!


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