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Coconut Rice (Thengai Sadam)

posted 7 Nov 2012, 02:44 by R A   [ updated 18 May 2014, 09:03 ]
Most of the time it so happens that during festival times, lots of coconuts are broken for neivedhyam and so the coconuts are grated and are used to make different dishes. One such is this coconut rice. This is always a favourite in our family. It also happens to be one of the dishes for Aadi Perukku, Kanu Pandigai and Gayathri Japam. 

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2
Red Chilly - 2 nos
Green Chilly - 1 small
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Broken Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Bengal Gram Dal - 1 tbsp
Cashew Nuts - 12 nos
Curry Leaves - A few
Salt to taste
Ghee or Oil - 1 tbsp

   In a pan add ghee or oil and add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add urad dal, bengal gram dal and cashew nuts and fry it till it becomes golden in colour.  Add the green and red chillies and fry it for a few minutes. Add the grated coconut and fry till it become red in colour. Add curry leaves and salt and mix thoroughly. Remove from flame and add the cooked rice to it. (Check for slat after mixing the rice and add if needed).