September 20, 2009

Thengai paal saadam (coconut milk rice)

Posted in Indian Lunch, Variety Rice at 9:35 am by kalpana

Ingredients

  1. Rice – 2 1/2 cups
  2. Green Chillies – 4 to 5
  3. Onion -1
  4. Ginger garlic paste -1 tablespoon
  5. Cinnamon stick – 1
  6. Cloves – 5
  7. Bayleaf -1
  8. Cilantro – a bunch
  9. Fresh coconut milk – 4 cups + 1 cup water.
  10. Salt to taste.

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Method

  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the cloves,bayleaf,cinnamon stick anf fry for few seconds.
  • Add the finely chopped onion, chopped green chilles,ginger-garlic paste,pinch of salt  and saute for few minutes.
  • Add half of cilantro and fry for a minute.
  • When the raw smell is gone, transfer the contents to the electric rice cooker.
  • Add the rice,coconut milk,water ,salt,rest of cilantro and mix everything well.
  • Cook the coconut rice as you would the plain white rice.This method is easy than the pressure cooker method.This way you need not worry about rice getting mushy.

Note : serve this rice with simple potato fry or colocasia fry or mild chicken gravy.Any spicy korma or gravy will overpower this dish and you may not thoroughly enjoy coconut flavor.

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2 Comments »

  1. Homecooked said,

    Looks yummy Kalpana! I have never made rice with coconut milk. Will try this out.

  2. kalpana said,

    Thanks homecooked.plz lemme know how it turned out 🙂


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