Tuesday, March 27, 2012

COCONUT RICE


A simple rice preparation with coconut that can be served with any side dish...

Ingredients:
Rice ................ 2 cups
Coconut ......... 1/2 cup (grated)
Ginger ........... 1 inch piece
Green chillies ... 1-2
Coriander leaves ... 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds .......... 2 tsp.
Bay leaf .................. 2-3
Cinnamon stick..... 2 pieces
cloves .................... 4-5
dry red chillies ..... 2-3
Asafoetida ............. a pinch
Curry leaves ......... 1 sprig
Salt to taste.
Oil ........................ 2 tbsp.

Method:
1. Boil the rice with salt and drain it.
2. Grind coconut, ginger, green chillies, coriander, cumin seeds adding a little water.
3. In a pan heat oil, add asafoetida, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
4.Now add the ground coconut mixture, salt and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
5. Mix this into the cooked rice.

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