Friday, December 21, 2012

Simple Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is very popular dish from the South Indian state Kerala. It is very simple to make and tastes heavenly. This rice can be served with hot vegetable stew. 

Servings : 2 people

Ingredients :
For Rice
1 cup Rice
2 and ¼ cups water
1 Bay leaf
4-6 cloves
8-10 Black pepper
1 tspn Oil 
1 tspn Ghee
Salt to taste

For Coconut Rice
2 tbspns Coconut Oil / Or Vegetable Oil
1 tspn Mustard seeds
A pinch of asafetida
1 tspn Urad Dal
2-3 Red chillies (dry)
10-15 curry leaves
12-15 Cashew nuts
1 Cup scrapped Coconut
Salt to taste
1 bowl Cooked rice

Method :

To cook rice :
Take a cup of rice and wash it under running tap water. Heat 2 and ¼ cups of water in a vessel / pan. Add a bay leaf, 4-6 cloves, 8-10 black peppers, salt and a tspn of vegetable oil to the water. Now reduce the flame to medium and add washed rice into it. Once the rice is cooked, 
reduce the flame and cover the vessel with a lid. Once done, allow it to cool. After half an hour, spread the rice in a plate so that it cools and the grains do not stick to each other. You may also pour half a teaspoon of ghee over it.

To make Coconut Rice :
Heat oil in a pan. Then add the mustard seeds. Once they start crackling, add asafetida, Urad dal, broken red chillies, curry leaves, cashew nuts, scrapped coconut and fry it. Add the cooked rice and mix it. 

Garnish it with fried cashews, fried red chilies and fried curry leaves. Serve hot with Vegetable Stew or spicy curry.

Notes :

You may also add coconut water while cooking rice. It gives a sweet flavour to the rice. 

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  1. My all time fav n loved ur step by step preparation, delicious one pot meal...
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  2. happy holidays delicious rice looks wonderful

  3. tempting coconut rice

  4. Simple yet delicious rice...nice presentation.
    Happy to follow u, wud be glad if u can follow back.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  5. Yummy rice . First time your blog am following u . Glad if u will follow me back.

  6. Amu, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting quite a collection of rice/grain dishes together. Do stop by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

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  7. Amu, thank you for sharing your Coconut Rice. It sounds delicious! I've just started following your blog and hope you will do the same. When you visit my foodie blog, please check out my Burmese Coconut Rice. And thank you, Carol, for your Food on Friday linky party that has put me in touch with so many wonderful cooks.
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