Monday, 12 January 2015

Coconut Rice !


A simple and sweet rich dish that can be made in a jiffy and perfect for lunch box or a picnic. 
One of my favourite rice dishes that doesn't need a great side dish and goes along perfect with just papads or fryums. And it tastes out of the world with freshly grated or ground coconut.




INGREDIENTS

English

Tamil

Telugu

Hindi

Quantity

Rice

Arisi

Biyyam

Chawal

2 cups (cooked with salt)

Coconut

Thengai

Kobbari

Naariyal

3/4 cup (ground)

Oil

Ennai

Nune

Thel

1 tbsp

Mustard

Kadugu

Aavalu

Rai

1 tsp

Urad Dal

Ulutham Paruppu

Mina pappu

Urad ki Dal

1 tsp

Channa Dal

Kadala Paruppu

Senaga pappu

Channa Dal

1 tsp

 Asafoedita

Perungayam

Inguva

Hing

a pinch

Cumin Seeds

Seeragam

Jeelakara

Jeera

1 tsp

Ground nuts

Verkadalai

Pallilu

Mungfali

1 tbsp

Cashew nuts

Mundiri paruppu

Jeedi pappu

Kaaju

8 Nos

Curry Leaves

Karuvepilai

Karivepaku

Karipatha

1 sprig

Green Chillis

Pachai milagai

Pachi Mirapakaya

Hari Mirch

2 Nos

Dry Red Chillis

Kainda Milagai

Endu Mirapakaya

Sukhi Lal Mirch

2 Nos

Ginger

Inji

Allam

Adrak

1 inch piece

Coriander

 Kothamalli

Kothimeera

Dhaniya Patha

a fistful

Clarified Butter

Nei

Neyyi

Ghee

1 tbsp

 





STEPS


  • Cook the rice with salt in pressure cooker and see that the rice grains are separate and not mushy.
  • Heat a pan/kadai and add oil. Once hot add the mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.
  • Add a pinch of asafoedita and jeera and saute until the dals turn golden brown.
  • Tear and throw in the dry red chillis, cashew nuts and ground nuts and fry for 2 minutes.
  • If you have curry leaves add at this point.
  • Lastly add the green chillis and ginger , fry for a minute and turn off the stove.



  • Grind the coconut without water (or grate it) and add to the rice and mix well. 
  • Some people prefer to fry the coconut as well for a couple of minutes, but i dont prefer it as the coconut turns dry and the moisture from the coconut milk will be lost.
  • Add this rice coconut mixture to the pan and mix very well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, a tbsp of ghee and give a mix.


The sweetness from coconut, spiciness from chillies, crunchiness of dals and nuts altogether gives a wonderful flavor and taste. 




With Love,



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