Friday, January 18, 2013

Thengai saadham / Coconut Rice - My comfort food

        Coconut rice is one of the rice,where we can prepare it on the go.if we have shredded coconut handy.In India we used to grate it using a special grator for coonut.Its bit time consuming process.So I tried an easy technique to prepare shredded coconut .I just took the coconut pieces and peeled the brown skin .Then gave the coconut a nice pulse in the blender .Now your shredded coconut is ready ,with the same texture as we get using the hand grator .I have peeled the skin using the peeler,as I does'nt like my rice to look brown.If you are going to grind it for paste,then we can skip the peeling step.Rohith loves this rice as it is less spicy.

1Shredded coconut              -           1 cup
2.Cooked rice                       -           2 cups
3.Oil                                    -            2 tbsp
4.Mustard seeds                    -          1/4 tsp
5.Broken urad dal                  -          1/4 tsp
6.Chana dal                            -          1/2 tsp
7.Red chillies                         -           5 to6
8.Curry leaves                        -           hand full
9.Salt                                      -           to taste
10.Cashews (roasted)             -           2 tbsp

* Cook rice with a tsp of oil.This will make the rice non sticky.
* Cool the rice completely
* Take a pan ,add oil splutter with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal red chillies and curry leaves.
* When the seasoning is ready,add the shredded coconut and give it a toss.
* Sprinkle salt and mix it.
* When the coconut is sauteed well, add the cooked rice and mix it.
* Adjust salt to taste.
* Garnish with roasted nuts.

* We can also use frozen coconut instead of fresh coconut.
* Dont over cook the rice,as it will make the rice soggy.
* Dont over roast the coconut,as it will change the color of the rice.
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divya said...

so inviting clicks..looks very yummy

Shanavi said...

Lovely..Almost forgot abt this variety rrice after my marriage..VJ hates coconut..pity me.. Super de

What's Baking?? said...

I have never eaten rice this way with shredded coconut mixed in it. This must be very fragrant with all the spices as well. Looks so white and fluffy. Nice!

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Love your 2nd click. Very well done. Thanks for linking the post to my event.

Unknown said...

Wow mouthwatering it looks. Lovely clicks too.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I had it last week only..Tempting clicks

Biny's Recipes said...

divine looking sadam...sure it tastes gr8

Chitra said...

Lovely post, my hubby's fav rice :)

Sweet'n'Savoury said...

Loved your presentation in the coconut shell..lovely dish

hotpotcooking said...

So long , I have not taken this. Looks yum

Unknown said...

comforting and easy to make. looks delicious

Julie said...

Authentic presentation,yummy rice too :)
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divyagcp said...

Simple and delicious rice.. Neatly presented.. :)

Swathi said...

Coconut rice looks delicious and perfect.


My favorite lunch box menu...I used to take it atleast once a week when i am in school/college...Love it so much..

But after coming here , i would had hardly made it..may be few times in these years...Planning to make it this week after seeing your post...thanks..

great-secret-of-life said...

my husband fav rice.. and my first variety rice.. So easy to do and comforting

Jannet Loves to Experiment said...

You just reminded me of my friend from school. She brought this for lunch everyday and we would all swamp around her lunch box. Just love it.

Pragathi said...

My favourite recipe.. Looks lovely..

Unknown said...

Looks yummy

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...yummm yummmm ...combo
Tasty Appetite

Nupur said...

Even I love Coconut Rice, specially with Lemon Rasam it tastes awesome.

Glad to be your new follower.. :)

Chowringhee North Campus said...

Delicious and lovely looking. Wonderfully prepared.*
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