September 20, 2009

Thengai paal saadam (coconut milk rice)

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


  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.



  • 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 saltĀ  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.


July 20, 2006

Easy coconut rice

Posted in Variety Rice at 11:29 am by messycooks

Shredded Coconut – 1/2 cup

Rice -1 cup

Mustard Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Dried Red chillies -4

Urad dhal -1 teaspoon

Chana dhal -1 teaspoon

Cashews – 10-12

Curry leaves

Asofetida – a pinch

Oil – 1 tablespoon



Pressure cook the rice and let it cool.

Heat oil in a pan .Add mustard seeds.When it pops add Asofetida,urad dhal,chana dhal,curry leaves,red chillies and cashews.fry them till they are light brown.

Add the shredded coconut and saute for few mins.

Add the rice and salt.Mix it well.

Garnish it with some more cashews.