Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thenga choru / Coconut rice

Coconut rice is a very famous Malabar rice, very easy to prepare. The flavor of coconut and the aroma of mild spices gives great taste to the dish
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins

Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Chana dal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Hing – pinch
Cashews - few
Ginger – 1 inch, chopped
Green chili – 2, slit
Dry red chili – 2
Coconut – ½ cup
Cooked rice – 1 ½ cup
Salt to taste
Cilantro – few

1. Heat oil in a pan, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, Cashews and hing and curry leaves.
2. Add ginger, green chili and dry red chili, saute for a min. Now add shredded coconut and saute till the raw smell of the coconut leaves.
3. Add salt, cooked rice and give a good mix. Mix well for 3 to 5 mins.
4. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot.

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