Coconut Curry with Fried Rice

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Of Mexican origin, this dish has travelled across the globe and won many fans! Coconut Curry with Fried Rice is relatively easy to make, sumptuous and has a mind-blowing flavour... what more can you ask for!

The rice is prepared quickly and easily by tossing it in butter, with spring onions and a seasoning of salt and pepper. Each portion of rice is topped with a luscious Coconut Curry, which houses myriad colourful veggies, and is flavoured excitingly with a paste of red chillies and garlic. This dish is sure to win your heart with its dynamic flavour and awesome aroma.

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Coconut Curry with Fried Rice recipe - How to make Coconut Curry with Fried Rice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Rice
4 cups cooked long grained rice (basmati)
2 tbsp butter
salt and to taste
1/4 cup chopped spring onion greens

For The Coconut Curry
2 cups coconut milk
6 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chopped and boiled mixed vegetables (french beans , carrot and green peas)
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
For the rice

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the rice, salt and pepper powder, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minute.
  2. Add the spring onion, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

For the coconut curry

  1. Combine the kashmiri chillies and garlic with 2 tbsp water in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the prepared chilli-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the mixed vegetables, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the coconut milk, sugar, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the rice into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Divide the coconut curry into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  3. Just before serving, place a portion of rice on a serving plate and pour 1 portion of the coconut curry over it.
  4. Repeat step 3 to make 3 more servings.
  5. Serve hot.

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Coconut Curry Fried Rice
 on 17 Jul 13 10:10 AM

Nice filling coconut curry which can be had with whole wheat bread. Love the aroma and flavour of coconut.