Friday, August 29, 2008

Coconut Rice/Thengai Saadham

Simple and yet delicious easy breezy variety rice item to make.I love doing it on a busy weekday, served with coriander or coconut chutney.


Cooked Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Shredded Coconut - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10
Peanuts - 2 tbsp (roasted)
Red chillies - 6
Curry leaves - as needed
Salt - as needed


In a pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast cashew nuts and peanuts separately until golden brown.Keep it aside.In the same pan, add 1 tbsp ghee and fry mustard seeds,urad dal,red chillies and curry leaves.Once they are fried, add coconut to the pan and saute until it is slightly brown.Add salt to this mixture.In a bowl, add cooked rice and fluff it with a fork.Add coconut mixture,cashewnuts,peanuts to the rice and mix it with a fork.Serve it hot with spicy coriander or coconut chutney.


Divya said...

That looks lovely! Some people add "appalams" to the coconut rice, like crushing them and mixing it with the rice. It tastes really good as well. I am yet to try that.

Divya Vikram said...

looks favorite recipe.

aparna said...

Looks so yummy.

Uma said...

delicious coconut rice! A very easy rice item and yummy. The pic is too good.

SMN said...

this is my fav and rice looks yummy


looks yummy .. comfort food for sure

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow making me hungry. Looks gr8 dear.

Ramya Bala said...

Thengai sadam...LUv to do it with fresh coconut,I buy frsh ones v.rarely...Thants indeed one of the dish I luv to have,but have give a PAUSE(bcos of the coconut and diet contril)

ushaprashanth said...

I love coconut rice!!!!good recipe!!

Priti said...

Nice recipe..coconut rice looking yummy..

Latha said...

Nice recipe ! Keep it going.

Roochi said...

looks wonderful... i love it