Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coconut Rice.

Coconut Rice is a rice dish and it is one of the traditional dish. We can have it for breakfast/lunch /dinner.
Coconut Rice is prepared using cooking raw rice, coconut, ghee and cashew nuts

Lets see the recipe Now :
Things needed :
Cooked Raw Rice :  2 Cups.
Coconut 1/2 cup.
Cashew nuts : 3 to 4 Tablespoons.
Ghee : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 .
Salt : to taste
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Urd daal : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Method : 
1. Wash 2 cups of raw rice and cook and let it cool. Grate coconut.
2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add ghee. Add mustard seeds and urid dal.
3. Let the mustard seeds spurt. Add red chilly and cashew nuts.
4. Fry cashew nuts till they turn slightly golden brown.
5. Add red chilly (cut into 2 to 3 pieces) and curry leaves.
6. Fry for a second and add cooked rice and salt. Mix it nicely.
7. Put off the fire and add fresh grated coconut. Stir a bit and shift it to a serving dish.
8. Add a tablespoon of ghee and mix it and serve with potato chips or papad.
Note : 
Use of ghee should be less while seasoning. Add the remaining ghee at the end just before you shift the Coconut rice to a serving dish. Adding more or less red chilly is optional. See that seasoning do not burn.  Adding the ghee will help to retain the aroma of coconut and ghee mixture. Use of more/less coconut is optional. Do not add any other spice.
Time : 20 Minutes + Cooking Rice : 20 minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3


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