Thursday, September 2, 2010

Spicy Coconut Rice


I am always in the look out for opportunity to venture into my friends' house .... especially their kitchens. I leave all inhibition and hesitation at home when I am at their place. I absolutely feel free to ransack their pantry and refrigerator .... in a nut shell I make myself at home :). Thankfully I have a lovely group of friends who handle me and my tantrums with a smile.
Well this doesn't stop here .... I am demanding at times (read as most times). Sometime back when I was at Ritu's place for some girl to girl talk (Reminder - we refuse to call ourselves women ..... I am sure you have read this for the n'th time now), I told her to share her spicy coconut rice recipe with me.
Since she delayed sharing the recipe, she ended up preparing it for me. Later I got the recipe from her. At the moment I am content eating what she prepared. But will definitely try this soon.
Ritu you are a sweet heart ..... do let me know when you try something new, I will be there ;-)
Before I forget, this spicy rice recipe is a great one pot meal.
Preparation Time 30 mins
Serves - 4
Ingredients

Rice - 6 cups
Urad Daal - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 2 cups
Cashewnuts - 1/2 cup
Chopped Giinger - 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves - few
Dry Red Chili - 2
Green Chili - 4
Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
Salt per taste
Oil for cooking
Method of Preparation
1 Rinse and drain rice in cold water. Cook the rice and drain of the excess water. Keep aside.
2 Heat oil in a saucepan,when hot add Cumin seeds,Mustard seeds,green chillies,Red chilli,Chopped Ginger,and Curry leaf.
3 Once Cumin seeds and mustard seeds start cracking add Cashewnuts and fry on a medium flame till they are light-golden brown in colour.
4 Add Urad dal and fry untill they turn brown in colour.
5 Now add the grated coconut.
6 Add Rice into this mixture. Add salt per taste and mix well.
7 Cook for three more minutes so that all the ingredients are mixed properly.
8 Garnish with coriander leaves
Serving Tips
Serve it hot with any kind of Raita or Gravy.
Notes
Do not over cook the rice. Else it will get mushy while mixing the ingredients.
Other Names
Spicy Coconut Rice - Coconut fried rice, Cumin - Jeera, Mustard - Rai, Coriander - Cilantro
Tip
Left over rice can be used to prepare this dish.


17 comments:

aipi said...

Lovely n delicious looking coconut rice..love one pot meals anytime!!

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Sharmilee! :) said...

This version is totally new to me...looks so tasty

Pari said...

U R a lucky girl with friend's treating you with such tempting meals. The rice looks so good.
FOODELICIOUS

An Open Book said...

im def bookmarking this one..spicy and coconutty..who can avoid:)

Priya said...

Wonderful looking coconut rice! love to have friends like that any time!

www.elaichii.blogspot.com

Sushma Mallya said...

Rice looks so delicious..

Kairali sisters said...

Bookmarked Satrupa, Sure to have tasted awesome...Lovely click...

Priya said...

Very delicious coconut rice, never prepared coconut rice this way..

Ritu said...

Thanx dear for posting my receipe in ur blog. Many of my friends nd relatives used to ask me about this mouth-watering dish,and everytime it was'nt possible for me to explain it.So now my Friends nd relatives can visit Satrupa's blog and can get all the information.Thanx a tone !!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Satrupa,

Thanx for stopping by my blog...lovely dish...

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Deepi's World said...

looks yummy... will sure try it out!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely coconut rice...

Satrupa said...

Thanks everyone for leaving your comments. Do try this lovely recipe.

Ritu, thank you for sharing this recipe with all of us.

Himani said...

@ Ritu: Awesum preparation. Looks wow, m sure it tastes yummy. Keep writing.

@ Satrupa: Thanks 4 uploading the same.

ratna priya said...

good food....its yummy..!!!!!!!!!

Khushbu said...

Looks very good and tasty, Can't resist, I will try this weekend ...

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious coconut rice,looks irresistible..love your version

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