Rose Apple rice / Chambakka Sadham

Rose Apple rice / Chambakka Sadham is a colourful, tasty and very healthy rice recipe. We can make it in few minutes without much strain. Chambakka is a bell shaped fruit available in bright pink, rose and white colour. It is also called as java apple, Jambakkai, Jambakka, rose apple, plum rose, Malabar plum, etc. Rose Apple rice / Chambakka Sadham is a quick lunch box recipe that can be served with papad.

We had this tree in our backyard. We got the sapling from one of our family friends. He makes garland out of this fruit. It blossoms in summer. The colour of the fruit varies from white to red. Though at first we were not able to find the name of the fruit, later we found that it is chambakka. I enjoy to see the tree with its red colour fruits. I spent a lot of time in taking snaps because it is a priceless moment that I do not want to lose.  It has got a lot of medicinal properties.

Other recipes I contributed for A to Z recipe challenge are as follows.

Quinoa Red rice dosa

Almond Pistachio halwa

Oats Biscuit

Neem flower powder

Mango Frooti

Lady’sfinger Masala

Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku

Ivygourd Sabzi

Horsegram rasam

Garlic Paruppu Podi

Baked Fingermillet crisp

Rose Apple rice / Chambakka Sadham_tree

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Please check this link to read more about Chambakka.

My mom had made poriyal / thoran / dry sabzi out of it. This popular and common dish is usually prepared to be eaten along with steamed rice. It is usually served as part of the sadya along with other dishes. We also make thogayal or chutney with this fruit.

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Rose Apple Rice / Chambakka Sadham

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Rose Apple rice / Chambakka Sadham is a colourful, tasty and very healthy rice recipe. We can make it in few minutes without much strain. Chambakka is a bell shaped fruit available in bright pink, rose and white colour. It is also called as java apple, Jambakkai, Jambakka, rose apple, plum rose, Malabar plum, etc. Rose Apple rice / Chambakka Sadham is a quick lunch box recipe that can be served with papad.
We had this tree in our backyard. We got the sapling from one of our family friends. He makes garland out of this fruit. It blossoms in summer. The colour of the fruit varies from white to red. Though at first we were not able to find the name of the fruit, later we found that it is chambakka. I enjoy to see the tree with its red colour fruits. I spent a lot of time in taking snaps because it is a priceless moment that I didnot want to lose.  It has got a lot of medicinal properties.
Please check this link to read more about Chambakka.
My mom had made poriyal / thoran / dry sabzi out of it. This popular and common dish is usually prepared to be eaten along with steamed rice. It is usually served as part of the sadya along with other dishes. We also make thogayal or chutney with this fruit. 
Other recipes I contributed for A to Z recipe challenge are as follows.
Quinoa Red rice dosa
Almond Pistachio Halwa
Oats Biscuit
Neem flower powder
Mango Frooti
Lady’sfinger Masala
Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku
Ivygourd Sabzi
Horsegram rasam
Garlic Paruppu Podi
Baked Fingermillet crisp
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker
  • Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 nos Chambakkas/Water Apples
  • 1/4 Coconut
  • 1 Green chillies optional

For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Channa dhal
  • 1 tsp Urad dhal
  • 1 no Red chilly
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • few Curry leaves
  • As req Salt

Instructions
 

  • Slice the fruits into two, deseed and remove the brown fibers. Then slice it lengthwise or chop it.
  • There might be ants in some due to the sweetness of it. Wash it thoroughly to get rid of it.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. When mustard seeds crackle, add channa dhal, urad dhal add whole red chilly cut in to half. Then and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the coconut mixture. Grate coconut and grind with green chilies if you like it spicy. I have not added green chillies in this recipe. Keep it aside.
  • To the pan add the chopped chambakka, shredded coconut and sugar. Mix everything well and cook in medium heat for five minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook in medium heat for five minute stirring occasionally. Make sure the fruit remains crunchy.
  • Finally add the cooked rice, salt and gently mix it with other ingredients.
  • Chambakka sadham Or Rose apple rice is ready.

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Keyword Chambakka, Chambakka sadham, Jambakka, Rose apple, Rose apple rice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Slice the fruits into two, deseed and remove the brown fibre. Then slice it lengthwise or chop it.
  • There might be ants in some due to the sweetness of it. Wash it thoroughly to get rid of it.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. When mustard seeds crackle, add channa dhal, urad dhal add whole red chilly cut in to half. Then and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the coconut mixture. Grate coconut and grind with green chilies if you like it spicy. I have not added green chillies in this recipe. Keep it aside.
  • To the pan add the chopped chambakka, shredded coconut and sugar. Mix everything well and cook in medium heat for five minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook in medium heat for five minute stirring occasionally. Make sure the fruit remains crunchy.
  • Finally add the cooked rice, salt and gently mix it with other ingredients.

  • Chambakka sadham or Rose apple rice is ready.

This recipe is a part of A to Z challenge, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every month. This month alphabet is ‘R’, so my contribution for this month is Rose Apple Rice.

 

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Comments

6th November 2020 at 11:43 AM

Nice to see those pink fleshy fruits in this rice dish, and I wish I could buy these fruits nearby.



13th November 2020 at 6:22 AM

Rose apple is something new to me. Never seen or tasted it. Very innovative rice preparation with this fruit. I would love to try if I find some rose apples.



17th November 2020 at 9:37 AM

One dish meals like this one can really make life easy on a busy or a lazy day. Great use of rose apples.



17th November 2020 at 10:30 PM

Rose apples are a very new ingredient to me. I have never cooked with them. This rice sounds super delicious and inviting! 🙂 I’ll definitely try this out once I get my hands on some good rose apples.



18th November 2020 at 1:36 PM

Rose apple is something totally new to me. Never seen or tasted it. This rice sounds so flavorful and must be so tasty. Lovely share!



Seema Sriram
19th November 2020 at 6:34 AM

We had a tree yeilding tons of rose apple back in Kerala. Aam used to make chuney and pickles. I am sending your recipe to her as she will love it.



Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
22nd November 2020 at 3:47 PM

Chambakka has a pretty English name for sure! I thought chambakka was for eating raw or like pickled, but love this interesting recipe in a rice dish. Very interesting…



22nd November 2020 at 6:53 PM

Chambakka rice is quite a revelation and I love the recipe. With coconut in the rice along with chopped pieces of the fruit, the rice would taste amazing. The fruit is usually pickled and or eaten raw, I loved the rice element to it.



24th November 2020 at 12:13 AM

Rose Apple is new to me but am sure with the sweetness from that fruit and coconut, the rice must be really tasty. If I ever come across rose apple, I surely will remember your Chambakka Sadham.



poonampagar
24th November 2020 at 11:04 AM

I have tasted rose apple during our stay in Malaysia. Never thought of making a rice dish with it. Can imagine how flavorful the dish must have been with spiced coconut and fruit chunks going in with rice.



26th November 2020 at 12:10 PM

Chambakka sadham seems so interesting for me niranjana !
The use of coconut here along with chopped pieces of this fruit must be tasted amazing.



Ankita
27th November 2020 at 4:54 PM

Rose apple is something new to me. That’s why can’t imagine the taste But by reading your recipe i must say this rice recipe is very flavorful and yummy..



Flavours Treat
29th November 2020 at 12:55 AM

Heard of rose apple but never really got a chance to try it in my kitchen. Rice dish with this fruit sounds yum and definitely a dish that wouldn’t fail to entice kids.



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