Guava is tropical fruit . Guava is called as koiyapazham / koiyakaai in tamil . Most of the home will have their own guva tree. we too have three trees in our farm , we get some fruits to eat as squirrels feed on them.
The term guava derives from Arawak guayabo guava tree , via the Spanish guayaba.
As it contains , high level of pectin , these are extensively used to make candies , preserves , jellies , jams and marmalades and for juices.
Guavas are rich in dietary fiber , vitamin A and C ,dietary minerals , potassium , copper and manganese. Guava has four times more vitamin C than orange.
I prepared this rice with unripe guava , which has a sour taste , so the rice tasted sour.
Cooked rice – 1 cup
Grated guava – ¼ cup
Green chilly – 2
Peanuts – 2 tbs
Salt as required
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Heat oil in a pan , add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Add the curry leaves and green chilly sauté well.
Add the peanuts and saute for a minute.
Add the grated guva and sauté for two minutes or till the water content is dried.
Add the required salt and mix well.
Now , add the rice and sauté well for ten minutes.
Guva rice is ready to serve.
Serve with vadagam or chips.
As the guva itself has a sour taste , no need to add lemon juice. If you want to add lemon juice can add after taking off from flame.
The guava must be semi ripe and firm.
Don’t use the inner pulp of the fruit.
Peanuts is added to get a crunch while having this rice.