Jadoh / Veg Jadoh
Written by Jayashree
Published on March 9, 2019

Jadoh is a delicious rice dish from Meghalaya cuisine. Rice is usually cooked with pork or meat with a few spices, but here is a vegetarian version of the same. I have used potato cubes, it makes a good brunch or a weekend meal.

It’s that time of the month where we bloggers are paired together and cook from a particular state. Shhhhh Secretly Cooking Challenge has now reached Meghalaya and I am paired with Poornima of www.poornimacookbook.com, she had given me rice and ginger as the secret ingredients and I prepared Veg Jadoh. It was tasty and I will be  making it frequently henceforth.

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About Meghalaya :

Meghalaya meaning abode of clouds in Sanskrit is a small state in the North-eastern India. It was a part of Assam until 1972. Shillong  is the state capital and English is the official language here.

History says that this one of the captivating regions of the country, nature beckons with beauty. Cheerapunji, that  receives the highest rainfall is a major tourist attraction.

The cuisine of Meghalaya differs from its neighbouring states. Rice is the staple food with spicy meat and fish preparation. They rear goats, pigs, fowl, duck and cow for their meat. Thus, consumption of non-vegetarian food is high.

It was difficult for me to find a vegetarian dish here, after much browsing, I decided to make a vegetarian version of the same.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon  oil
  • salt to taste
  • coriander for garnishing

Method:

Wash the rice and keep it aside. Peel and cut the potato into cubes.Heat oil in a pan, add the bay leaf, after a few seconds, put the onion, ginger, turmeric powder and pepper powder. saute for sometime. Put the potatoes into it, let cook for sometime. Now, add the rice to it and saute for sometime. Put water and salt, give a stir. Allow to cook on a low flame. Alternatively, you can close the lid and pressure cook for one whistle.

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Jadoh /Veg Jadoh

Jadoh is a rice dish from Meghalaya cuisine. It is usually cooked with pork or meat along with spices but here is a vegetarian version, I have used potato cubes.

Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1.5 inch ginger grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • coriander for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and keep it aside.

  2. Peel and cut the potato into cubes and onion finely.

  3. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, after a few seconds, put the onion, ginger, turmeric powder and pepper powder. Saute for sometime. 

  4. Put the potatoes into it, let cook for sometime.

  5. Now, add the rice to it and saute for sometime. Put water and salt, give a stir. Allow to cook on a low flame. Alternatively, you can close the lid and pressure cook for one whistle.

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10 Comments

  1. Aruna

    What’s not to love about this simple dish? Pulavs have such universal appeal.

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  2. Sujata Roy

    Rice looks so delicious and easy to make. Saving the post to try later. Love this type of one pot meal to make in a jiffy. Lovely share.

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  3. Pavani

    5 stars
    Veg Jadoh looks very flavorful and easy to make.Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The Girl Next Door

    5 stars
    This rice is so simple to make, yet looks so hearty, flavourful and inviting! I’ll surely try this out. Soul food this is. 🙂

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  5. Renu

    5 stars
    A good idea to use potatoes for veg eaters like me. The rice looks flavourful

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  6. Vidya Narayan

    The Vegetarian Version of the Jadoh is much alike our Pulav, isn’t it? One pot meal with a side of raita is the perfect lunch option esp during summers.

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  7. Lathiya

    5 stars
    The recipe really sounds simple yet delicious. With minimal spices you made an amazing dish.

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  8. Poonam Bachhav

    Love such fuss free one pot meals. Perfect pair with some raita or curd !

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  9. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    Looks so flavorful ! This vegetarian Jadoh along with raita is the perfect combo 🙂

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  10. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    Such an lovely easy recipe, Jaya. I am so glad to see such soulful recipes. paired with raitha it will make such and delicious combo.

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