Coconut Curry with Fried Rice

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:     4Makes 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

    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

    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

    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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Nutrient values per serving
Energy723 cal
Protein9.6 g
Carbohydrates63 g
Fiber16.6 g
Fat48.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A579.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B32.1 mg
Vitamin C19.8 mg
Folic Acid29.6 mcg
Calcium53.6 mg
Iron2.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium64.3 mg
Potassium110.5 mg
Zinc0.9 mg

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Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 03 Aug 21 11:39 PM

Can I use ready made coconut milk powder mix with warm water
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, you can make coconut milk as per the instructions on the packet and make this recipe.
04 Aug 21 03:20 PM
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 22 Mar 21 08:23 PM

my curry also curdled after putting homemade coconut milk! I added water first and followed recipie as it is! what can be the problem? is it salt because I added lilttle bit of salt while sauting onions!
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 22 Feb 21 01:28 AM

when i heat home made coconut milk it curdles why
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, It should not happen but if it does then please combine the coconut milk and water first mix well and then add and make sure the flame is on slow...
22 Feb 21 02:54 PM
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 03 Dec 20 11:03 PM

This was superb- v delicately flavoured, rich, tasty yet v light! A hit!!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
04 Dec 20 08:25 PM
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 14 Aug 20 11:21 PM

Tried this recipe, amazing flavour & Aroma. my family loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Vaishali, great to hear that.
15 Aug 20 12:31 PM
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 17 Apr 19 11:51 AM

Very easy and nice receipt loved by my daughter who is fan of Mexican food . Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking!
18 Apr 19 11:16 AM
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
 on 22 Nov 17 06:46 PM

I tried this recipe n it turn out to be really good. Different flavour gave a total twist to d rice!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
23 Nov 17 08:33 AM
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.