Monday, June 30

Coconut Rice (South Indian)


This is a very simple and easy to prepare dish. It is my entry to this month's AFAM hosted by Suganya of Tasty palettes.

Ingredients

Raw/Basmathi rice- 1 cup
coconut grated- 3/4 or 1 cup
oil- 1 tbsp
mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Split urad dal- 1/2 tsp
channa dal- 1 tsp
curry leaves- 1 sprig
red chillies- 4
cashew nuts(optional)- a few
peanuts (optional)- a few
asafoetida-a pinch
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
salt to taste

Method

Cook rice until done. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, cashewnuts, peanuts, channa dal, urad dal,curry leaves, red chillies, asafoetida and then finally the coconut.Fry for a couple of minutes(the colour of the coconut should not turn brown while frying) and then add to the cooked rice.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

22 comments:

Cham said...

I love the plain white color of this dish! Classic rice of TN looks very pretty ur rice :)

Kalai said...

My favorite mixed rice dish, Prema! Looks delicious! :)

indosungod said...

Simple but simply tasty.

sra said...

That looks so simple and elegant, Prema!

easycrafts said...

Looks milky white...good one

Asha said...

I love this rice. I have read that you can cook rice in coconut milk instead of water or mix of both, that would be nice too, got to try. Good recipe Prema, enjoy!:)

kamala said...

I too make the same way Prema..Looks Yummy..Btw how is Dasavatharam?Did u like it?

Bhawana said...

I could remember my days when I was preparing coconut rice :)) wasn't easy for me. looks very tasty. I really like it.

Latha said...

loev coconut rice PRema!

Divya Vikram said...

I love the smell of coconuts in rice..nice entyr

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A&N said...

Great looking Thangaai Saadham :)

Shreya said...

Hi Prema, I had coconut rice from a Tamil friend's house about 2 yrs ago. I have never tried it on my own, but this definitely is a simple and nice recipe worth trying! Thanks:-)

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Pooja said...

i had been waiting someone to post this recipe since I had it once in a south Indian restaurant here. thank for sharing the recipe Prema :)

Laavanya said...

We love coconut rice at home though it's been ages since I made it. I love this when paired with a spicy potato curry :)

Seema said...

How r u Prema? Stopping by here after long....
Coconut rice -A fav rice at my place.. love this with spicy potato fry... yum yum!!

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