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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coconut rice

My brother is a big fan of coconut rice that my mom makes, I too just love it. Its very flavourful and simple to make too. My mom adds soaked and then fried urad dal to this rice, which makes it protein rich and flavourful too. Always the roasted urad dal and coconut is a flavourful combo,like in coconut thogayal.

Thengai Sadam

Coconut rice recipe

Indian Lunch
Prep Time: 1 hr soaking time    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients


Rice  1 cup 
Urad dal(white)  1/4 cup 
Coconut,grated  1/2 cup 
Salt  As needed 
Ghee  1 tsp 

To Temper

Oil 1 tblsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Cashews 4 - 5,broken
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Green/red Chillies 3-4
Curry leaves 1 sprig

Method:

  1. Cook rice with ratio 1:2 (adjust the water ratio according to the rice variety you use) for 3 – 4 whistles. Add a tsp of ghee and required salt and fluff the rice.
  2. Soak urad dal for 1 hour,drain the water and dry roast it in a pan until its turns golden brown and nice aroma wafts.
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  4. Heat the pan with oil,temper with the items given under the ‘To temper’ table in order.Add the coconut and roasted urad dal and just give it a stir for 1/2 minute.
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  6. Add it to the rice and mix well.
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Notes:

  • Roasting the urad dal well is a must,otherwise it will become chewy.

Enjoy the flavourful rice with vadavams or any tomato based tangy curry.

Thenga sadam (2)

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58 comments:

  1. Yummy...with pickle super Yumm ;)

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  2. Wow..adding urad dal to rice is something new.Looks great and the first pic of rice in a ladle looks cute!

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  3. Adding urad dhal is new to me! Easy lunch box recipe!

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  4. I luv coconut rice too...Urs look flavourful and tempting. We do the same way too except for we add green chillies and jeera. Lovely clicks Raji esp the first one pathute irukanum pola iruku :)

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  5. soaking urad dal is very interesting...nice flavour n yummy rice...perfect for lunchbox!

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  6. I love coconut rice..we too make this version but adding soaked urad dal in larger proportion is something that I never tried...loved the 1st click very much Raji...:)

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  7. Yummy and lovely clicks !!

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  8. soaking urad dal and adding it is pretty new...I shall try it out and thanks for the yummy dish :)

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  9. I add urad dhal, but not so much! you have me thinking of the aromatic flavour the dhal will add to this! Got to try!

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  10. Lovely and tempting recipe.. looks awesome dear.. Yummy !!
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  11. Love coconut rice anytime,can survive for many days with this flavourful rice..

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  12. Never tried making this ...looks yum

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  13. I'm not a great fan of coconut. But your version is kind of different and interesting. Love that serving bowl(or is it a laddle) ;) anyways looks very cute :)

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  14. My husband is a gr8 fan of thengai sadam. I too prepare in the same way. your looks delicious& tempting. Love the click:)

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  15. Adding soaked urad dal is very new to me...coconut rice looks delicious

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  16. Wonderful and aromatic rice and nice presentation too.Love the addition of urad dal in more quantity

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  17. I love preparing this coconut rice.Your's looking wonderful. And lovely clicks as usual

    Deepa
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  18. A handful of ings to create this wonderful, aromatic rice!!! Loved it :)
    Prathima Rao
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  19. FFlavorful and tempting rice..makes me hungry..

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  20. I love coconut rice.:-) The crunchiness from roasted urud dal and slight sweetness fro coconut..It just irresistible!!Great clicks

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  21. adding soaked urad dal is new to me Raks, lookd delicious..

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  22. that really looks so nice...i would just love to try this...:)

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  23. Love how each grain of rice stands nicely separated ~ the first click is wonderful!
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  24. yummy coconut rice! I had a Tamil friend in my schooldays...her mom used to make yummy coconut rice...your dish reminds me of my childhood days! Excellent presentation!!
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  25. Yummy. Excellent pictures and dish. Mu hubby will love it.

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  26. Sp yummy and flavorful rice... Would be great with some mango pickle...

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  27. I love coconut rice but have never added urad dal . Will try like this next time.

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  28. wow, adding dal to it is a great twist, sounds superb !!!

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  29. எனக்கும் தே.சாதம் ரொம்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப பிடிக்கும்.உளுத்தம்பருப்பை இந்தளவுக்கு அதிகமா போட்டு ஊறவைத்து செய்ததில்லை.இப்படி செய்வதால் இன்னும் வாசனையா நல்லாயிருக்கும்.செய்துடவேண்டியதுதான்....

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  30. Love the wooden spoon. Thengai satham looks perfectly done!

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  31. prepration and presentation are super

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  32. simple, lovely and delicious rice, great presentation, very tempting one..

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  33. Thengai sadam looks delicious I love them as amma makes more often.

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  34. So simple light and quick to make. Love the presentation too.
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  35. Lovely and tempting recipe.. looks awesome dear.. Yummy !!

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  36. ரொம்ப அருமையாக இருக்கு ராஜி..

    அம்மா இப்படி தான் செய்வாங்க....இத்துடன் வெங்காயமும் சேர்த்து கொள்வாங்க.ஆனால் நான் செய்ததில்லை...கண்டிப்பாக் செய்து பார்க்க வேண்டும்...

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  37. wow! beautiful plating!

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  38. Thats a good tip for urad dal.Not a big fan of thenga saadham ,but maybe this tip will make it taste better.Must try this.

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  39. Looks delicious Raji ...I do it in differnt way soaking urad dal and frying is something v differnt ...It must have been v v flavourful:)

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  40. Looks delicious and great pics!!

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  41. Never tried adding dhal....looks tempting!!

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  42. Beautiful click as usual...love it.

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  43. How lovely picture, Raji! Feel like making some right now.

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  44. Yummy dish and nice click.

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  45. Feels so hungry right now...tummy is making so much noise! It wants your coconut rice dear!!! :D

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  46. I am pure veg. My wife would like to learn from you.It seems to be delicious only.
    I have followed your blog.

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  47. Thai food has always been one of our Asian choice. This rice looks spicy and enticing.

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  48. Hi Raks, I wanted to write from long long time but couldn't finally got a right time, I have been blogging ur site from past 6 to 8 months and trying out various recipes,I must say every thing was super dooper hit. I tried varies sweets, paratha, rice varieties, kulambhu n especially cakes all were hit, have been trying different rice varities for my hubby for lunch box ,those were tasty.. Today tried thengai sadam that also was super tasty... U know I m very very big fan of ur site, I keep browsing ur site to try new dishes.. All have come out supper till now,, daily wen I login even before checking my mails or FB page I first login to ur site to check the new recipes wat u ve posted, gone crazy!! Sometimes I even think why she is not non vegetarian, if so I would have mastered in those dishes as well :((((( all the best hope to see lots n lots of dishes from your side... Good luck.

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  49. hi raks
    i tried ur thengai sadam today.it was very tasty.
    i have one doubt.why should we soak and roast the urad dhal (it takes long time).
    if we dry roast also we will get golden brown urad dhals.
    will the the taste, texture differs

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    1. Yes my mom does the same so I follow it. That never changes colour still gives nice flavor and texture

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  50. hi raks
    i tasted after i prepared i was able to get crispyness of urad dhal.
    but when i had for lunch all the urad dhals was chewy
    can u help me to locate where i went wrong

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  51. Hi
    Why can't tyhe urad dal be added with the tamper? With oil it will be well roasted right?

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  52. Hi Raks!
    I am a regular follower of ur blog!
    Though it's a bit embarrassing , i couldnt stop myself from asking u about the wooden scoop..its so good,,,, pls tell me where u got it!!Sorry for being so silly and thanks in advance!

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    1. Thanks absolutely fine, you can ask. I got it from Tangs Singapore.

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