Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Indian Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice is a very simple recipe and can be done even by those who do not know cooking, provided they know how to cook rice. Those who do not know to cook rice can refer here. In this coconut rice, I have added finely chopped ginger and little cumin seeds to give it a special taste. Moreover ginger aids in digestion. If you want your coconut rice to taste yummy, be generous in adding coconut. Do not worry about the cholesterol content in coconut as we are not going to prepare it often. Today let us learn how to make Coconut rice following our easy recipe

Coconut rice-Thengai sadam
Coconut Rice-Thengai Sadam

Coconut Rice-Thengai Sadam

Coconut Rice-Thengai Sadam

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryVariety Rice
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Cooked rice -2 cups heaped
   Fresh grated coconut -1 cup

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds –1 tsp
   Cumin seeds –1/2 tsp (optional)
   Channa dal/Bengal Gram/kadalai paruppu – 1/2 tbsp
   Urad dal – 2 tsp
   Red chillies – 2
   Green chillies -1 slit
   Curry leaves – few
   Ginger (finely chopped or slivered ) – 1 inch piece
   Asafoetida/Hing – a pinch
   Cashew nuts -8-10
   Salt as needed


Preparation 

Cook rice in such a way that each grains are separate. Add a tsp of oil (any cooking oil)to the cooked rice and spread the rice on a plate to cool. You can use ordinary rice or basmati rice.

Grate coconut and keep all the ingredients needed for seasoning ready. Fresh coconut is recommended for this recipe.

Method 

Heat oil in a kadai/ pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds (optional) when it splutters, add channa dal, urad dal and red chillies. (add channa dal first as it will take time to get roasted, then add urad dal )


When dal changes color slightly, add green chillies, slivered ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves and cashew nuts. Sauté until cashew nuts turn golden brown. (remove the red chillies when sauteing cashewnuts. Once the cashew nuts turn golden brown, add the fried red chillies back - this is to prevent the red chillies from getting burnt).


Add grated coconut and sauté for a few minutes. It is not necessary to fry the grated coconut until it turn brown. Add salt needed and mix well and switch off the heat.

Fluff cooked rice with a fork and add it to the prepared coconut mix. Mix the cooked rice well with the coconut. Serve with papads or chips or any gravy or kuzhambu of your choice.

How to make coconut rice-thengai sadam

thengai sadam-coconut rice recipe
Enjoy coconut rice-thengai sadam with Jerry (he he!!)
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51 comments:

  1. This reminds me of my hostel days.....nice click.

    You have a lovely space here....following u.

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  2. Nice presentation.Simple and delicious rice..

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  3. lovely presentation again, looks delicious

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  4. Looks yummy. Nice click :):)

    Chitchat

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  5. I have the impression that the coconut is staring at me :) my favourite combination with coconut rice is vadava thuvayal :)

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  6. lovely click dear......looks delicious.

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  7. Nice presentation......
    I love it..

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  8. Fabulous clicks and presentation dear...looks yummy.

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  9. hey excellent click padhu. simple and yummy rice.i add peanuts to it also.just to raise the cholestral level:P
    nice entry too.Adding ginger is a nice idea

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  10. Wonderful presentation. Looks yummy and delicious.
    Please accept your award from my blog.

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  11. Eekss.Somebody is gonna eat the coconut rice!!! Looks so delicious Padhu..DH favors lemon rice over coconut rice, but I should try this way, may be he'll change his mind! ;)
    Guess you can also send this to EC's WYF Speciality Food http://simpleindianfood.blogspot.com/2009/11/wyfspecialty-food-event-announcement.html

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  12. Well I'm actually following ur blog my dear but go busy so never had time to go tru all recipes yet...coconut rice looks so good..my fav:)

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  13. first time in your blog, you have a nice space here. and I like your "how to" label recipes.

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  14. Coconut rice looks ymmy..I have to try this out very soon

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  15. I love coconut rice..Beautiful presentation :-)

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  16. How did you put those staring eyes on coconut ? Looks so cool .. i was sure smiling :)
    Loved your coconut rice , its a sure try from my end .

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  17. This is my fav rice dish, lovely presentation..

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  18. Nice rice dish and the presentation is perfect!

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  19. Hi firt time here. coconut rice looks so yummy...drop in sometime..

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  20. Wow..the first thing that attracted me is the pic of the coconut-loved the idea..the coconut rice looks perfect..thanks for participating

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  21. Hehe i love more the eyes :) U ve creativity!

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  22. we get this as prasadam in temples here in Singapore. Thanks for the recipe. C.Rice looks tempting :)

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  23. Nice presentation,my favorite one

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  24. Presentation looks great and tempting.
    Drop in sometime

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  25. That looks really tasty. I've always made coconut rice with coconut milk, not grated coconut. I will have to try your recipe!

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  26. thatss yummy coconut rice.. Thanks fr visiting my blog and for ur inpiring comments.

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  27. I love this with moar kuzhambu... yum yum!

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  28. Kobbari annam ..delicious taste

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  29. This is gorgeous and wonderful! You should look into having a photography book published with your food pics! Creative and unique!

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  30. this is my all time favourite.. its like years that i have had this. nice pics :)

    roochis.blogspot.com

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  31. Your recipes are really good.
    I would like to add one suggestion in this Coconut rice recipe.
    It is good to soak all the pulses to be roasted, in water, for at least 2 hrs before they are roasted. It gives an even better taste

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  32. Love your blog! and this coconut rice looks delicious, but I don't know where to find some of the spices. I am thinking an store that has Indian food. I guess I will look one up and ask if they have it

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  33. Hi Padhu, have a nice day! I made this today for lunch , packed to office and school. My hubby loved the taste. I cut plantain into small pieces and just dry fry that with chilli powder, gg-paste, turmeric powder and salt for side dish. Thanx for made me proud....:)

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  34. Quick google search and made it instantly. . Nice recipe, tasting yet to be done.

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  35. Nice & simple recipe to try out, thanks padhu.

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  36. Its same my amma used to make for quick lunch

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  37. how about adding coconut milk while cooking rice? does that add any taste or spoil ...has anyone tried it?

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    1. It will be more delicious but a little heavy. You can add diluted coconut milk for cooking rice.

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  38. Good Recipe. Simple and easy! It came out good when I tried today! :)

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  39. The dish looks yummy. Can any one tell me what is the good combination for this recipe, I mean like any gravy. Please post the link for that recipe too if possible.

    Thanks

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    1. I love it with Ulli theeyal. You can see it in the picture. It goes well with coconut rice.

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  40. Tried this today for a lazy dinner. Tastes fantastic.

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