A coconut tempered rice dish from the southern tip of India.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 250 gm Basmati Rice To taste Salt 2 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tbsp Mustard seeds 8-10 nos. Fresh Curry leaves 1 tsp Chana dal 1 tsp Urad dal 1 tbsp Green Chillies (finely chopped) 1 tbsp Ginger (finely chopped) 1 cup Fresh dessicated coconut ½ cup Fresh Coriander (finely chopped) Recipe Method:
Boil the rice with salt and drain when cooked. Heat oil in a kadhai and add mustard seeds. When mustard splutters, add curry leaves, both dals and fry till dals are golden. Mix in chillies, ginger and coconut and sauté for 2 minutes. Toss in the rice and coriander.
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