Monday, January 13, 2014

Coconut Rice


Par Boiled Ponni rice/Raw rice / Basmati rice -1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Grated coconut –3/4 cup
Mustard seeds –1 tsp
Channa dal/Bengal Gram/ kadalai paruppu – 1 tbsp
Urad dal – 2 tsp
Red chillies – 2
Curry leaves – few
Oil /coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida/Hing – a pinch
Cashew nuts/groundnut -8-10 (Optional)

Soak rice in water for 15 minutes and pressure cook in water giving one whistle on high flame and one on low flame. When pressure releases open and  keep it aside. It should be cooked in such a way that the grains are separate.

Heat oil in a kadai/ pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add channa dal/ Kadalai paruppu, urad dal, cashew nuts and roast till it becomes slightly brown. (add channa dal / kadalai paruppu  first as it will take time to get roasted, then add urad dal and cashew nuts)Add red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves and saute for a few more seconds. Add grated coconut and saute for a few minutes till it becomes slightly brown. Add salt needed.Switch off the flame.
Add cooked rice and mix it well. Serve with papads or chips or any gravy of your choice.
Coconut rice or thenga sadam ready....:)
Recipe Courtesy: Mrs.Latha , Coimbatore.

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