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Coconut Rice (Tamilian Style)


Number of servings: 3


Coconut Rice is one of the easy dishes that can be made for a quick bite or a quick dinner when you are too tired to make something elaborate. It has a very tasty flavor to it and is usually made in tamilian homes either for breakfast or during special functions.  

List of ingredients:
QtyMeasureIngredientWt.(gms)
Ingredients:
2 cups rice  
11/2 cup fresh grated coconut  
1 tsp salt (or to taste)  
For the seasoning:
2 tbsp oil  
1 tsp mustard seeds  
1 tsp urad dal  
1 tsp channa dal  
1 tsp cashew nuts  
5 in number curry leaves  
1 pinch asafoetida (hing)  
4 in number dry red chillies (broken into pieces)  
1/2 tsp chopped green chillies  

Cooking procedure
Method: Boil the rice with water in a heavy bottomed pan or a rice cooker until done. If boiling in a heavy bottomed pan, drain the water, spread on a large plate and cool. Use the ratio of 1 cup rice to 1.5 cup water. In a pan, heat the oil. Add the asafoetida and mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter add the two dals and saute until light brown. then add the remaining seasoning ingredients and fry until cashews are golden brown. Then add the grated cocunut, stir for a minute and then add the cooked rice and salt and mix well. Serve hot.
Storage tips:
Tastes best when fresh. Great lunch box idea.


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