Coconut Rice


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The generous use of coconuts is a characteristic feature of south indian cooking. Coconut rice is a typical dish that is sure to be relished by all those who like the rich, creamy flavour and texture of coconuts.

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Makes 4 servings
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  1. Heat a small pan, add the sesame seeds and dry roast on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. When cool, blend in a mixer to a coarse powder and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in the kadhai, add the cashewnuts and sauté on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour, while stirring continuously. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in the kadhai, add the cashewnuts and saute on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour,while stirirng continously. Remove and keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil to the same kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  6. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds ,urad dal, chana dal, red chillies,curry leaves and asafoetida and saute on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes,while stirring continously.
  7. Add the sesame seeds powder, green chillies, rice, sautéed coconut and salt and mix well. Serve hot garnished with the cashewnuts.
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 on 21 May 15 04:23 PM

Coconut rice, a nutty flavoured rice.. with lots of coconut.. and dal added in the temprering, gives a good flavor to the rice. I always make this when i am in a hurry.
 on 25 Oct 14 07:36 PM

when to saute coconut...not mentioned anywhere this recipe.
 on 21 Sep 13 08:45 PM

When to add rice and what quantity?