Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coconut Rice

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Coconut Rice:
One of my favorites  and  this is a very popular Indian recipe. Fried coconut and seasonings  are added to cooked rice and garnished with ghee roasted cashew, curry and coriander leaves. This dish is very easy to prepare and tastes mind blowing, if you have fresh grated coconut. Also this serves as a perfect recipe for any special occasion coz of its rich flavor of  toasted coconut in ghee. It pairs best with spicy potato fry and hot chips.
Here is the super simple recipe for delicious coconut rice …:)
Ingredients:
  • Raw rice                                    - 1 cup
  • Coconut pieces                          - 2 cups
  • Ghee                                        - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew                                   - 5 to 6
  • Gingely oil                                - 1 tsp
  • Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Split urad dal                            - ½ tsp
  • Gram dal                                   - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds                             - ½ tsp
  • Asafetida                                  - a pinch
  • Red chilly                                  - 2 or 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry and coriander leaves

Method:
  1. Wash and soak raw rice for 10 mins.
  2. Pressure cook it and allow to cool.
  3. Add a tsp of gingely oil and spread in a bowl.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a fry pan.
  5. Add coconut flowers and sauté in low flame.
  6. Take it aside.
  7. Roast cashew nuts to golden and take aside.
  8. Fry mustard, split urad dal, gram dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafetida and red chilly.
  9. Now mix, rice, coconut flowers, seasonings, cashew and salt.
  10. Combine gently.
  11. Serve hot with coriander leaves garnishing.


  1. Delicious and healthy coconut rice ready to taste.

Sending this to Neha 's lovely  "Kids menu event"



     Cheers,

54 comments:

  1. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த கலந்த சாதம்...சூப்ப்ர்ப்...

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  2. Coconut rice looks delicious n very athentic :)

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  3. Lovely recipe and it looks very easy too.

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  4. Thanx Geetha, Aipi, Vegetarian Zest...
    Thanx for your sweet comments. You will always find me around @ your space.:)

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  5. This looks delicious! I will save it and can't wait to try it. My husband LOVES coconut!

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  6. Delicious Rice Jay..wanna taste it now..

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  7. Such a delicious and healthy rice dish! I love it.

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  8. One of my favorites... Coconut rice!
    This's simple & looks delicious!
    And excellent photography!

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  9. This rice will be great with most curry dishes.

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  10. yummy !! Looks delicious !! I too make this often !! Love it with avial :)

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  11. love anything with coconut, rice looks delish Jay...

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  12. Jay this sounds so good! I am definitely going to make this!

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  13. hey this rice is my favorite too ...love it n love ur presentation too dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  14. delicious rice..love the flavor of this rice...beautiful presentation.

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  15. My favorite too...Stopped preparing preparing it due to the quality of coconuts I get here..Looks so delicious Jay !!

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  16. luks delicious... luks delicious.. well explained dear..beautifully clicked.. thnx 4 sharing

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  17. Magnificent dish dear...looks very tempting....

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  18. Thanx for coming here and liking this recipe...:)
    Have a great day...!!!

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  19. coconut rice looks delicious...lovely presentation.

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  20. wow, that looks beautiful, I love cashews decorated on top.

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  21. would like to have that with any non-veg curry..

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  22. Yep this is mind blowing, love coconut and rice together!!!

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  23. That's a one yummy coconut rice. Nice one.

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  24. my fav...urs looks delicious...

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  25. droolworthy and yummilicious coconut rice with a lovely click.

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  26. mouthwatering n looks super yummmmmmmmm

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  27. OMG, looks great.

    Thanks for sharing ;) :*

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  28. My all time favourite rice, just love with papads..yumm!

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  29. Hy Friends,
    Thanks a bunch for stopping by my place and ur sweet sweet comments..:)

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  30. looks gorgeous...nice clicks !

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  31. i love this very much...i often do this for husband for lunch...

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  32. One of my fav and delicious rice...Love your 1st click
    Deepa

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  33. delicious love adding coconut to dishes

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  34. Thanx Sonu, Rekha, Deepa, Torviewtoronto,

    your motivating comments are truly inspiring...Thanks once again...:))

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  35. hi jay,
    rice looks so yummy and healthy..
    thanks for sending this to my event. I will try the recipe and repost it on my blog..
    thanks again dear

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  36. yummy n beautiful dear...using gimgely oil is new 2 me...wil try next time...

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  37. My all-time favorite preperation...though I don't make it much, but love it always..pic is mouth watering, jay...

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  38. Nice dish dear...Beautiful presentation...

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  39. looks splendid...and lovely presentation

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  40. coconut rice looks awesome! super tasty rice...

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  41. I too make very similar way! Love it!

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  42. Thank You for visiting my blog. I would love to hear your comments. Plz visit often...:)

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  43. lovely presentation. I too love this a lot

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  44. Looks super yummy!I like the cashews on top.. i ll eat them first :)

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  45. my fav too, lovely rice, great for kids

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  46. I like it so much. especially with a mutton side dish. awesome!

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  47. will make it tomorrow! I have a coconut to use, thought of making some sweets, you tempted me! I do not have the cashews at the moment, will use peanuts!

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  48. I love coconut rice and coconut chutney.

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  49. i get fresh coconut these days in finland, inspired to cook some :) delicious :D

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