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Everyday is a struggle thinking what to cook for breakfast, lunch,snacks and dinner.. Am sure this is the story in every household. I thought why not write simple recipes and share with everyone so that we all can enjoy it.Ok! Let me stop here and lets start to cook and relish simple and tasty food! There is more on hair and skin care too!!!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hi Friends! Its been a while since I posted something. I hope you are all doing good. I am becoming lazy these days and that's the only reason I can think of for not taking care of my blog. My laziness has affected my cooking too. I haven't been making anything great at home these days but for regular sambar and some curry. Today, when I took pictures of this coconut rice, I realized that I am so lazy and I better do something about it. My sweet husband's line " Take it easy today. Make something simple", made me take advantage and not really make interesting dishes. My poor husband has been so patient and quite. But I better wake up and do something before his sweet lines changes ..... :-) I have seen this coconut rice in many blogs and have commented saying it reminded me of my school days when my mom used to pack this for lunch. I was not a great fan of it those days but after coming to US, I started to appreciate my mom's efforts to cook three meals everyday if not 4 which includes a great evening snack.
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Rice - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
Channa Dhal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves- 6-8
Green Chilli - 3 chopped
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Cook rice separately and let it cool.
In a pan, heat oil and when hot, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad and channa dhal. When it turns golden, add asafoetida, curry leaves, green chilli and fry for a min.
Add grated coconut and fry for about 2 mins until coconut separates and turns slightly golden. Do not over fry it as it. You can add salt to this mixture. Turn off heat when you feel the color slightly changes.
Mix the coconut mixture with rice. Serve with any vegetable dish or just chips. I served with sauteed cauliflower.
You can also fry cashews in a tbsp of ghee and add it to the rice. It adds taste and richness to the dish. I was in a hurry and I really couldn't add it.