Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kobbari Annam/Coconut Rice.

Today is one of those days, when I'm too lazy to make 2 curries and rice.....I wanted to ask S to get lunch form a near by restaurant, but instead decided to make kobbari annam/coconut rice, when I saw a can of coconut milk in the cupboard. Its very simple and will be done in about 20-30 mins.

1&1/2 cups of uncooked basmati rice
3 cups of coconut milk diluted in a little water
1/2 cup shredded coconut pwd
4 green chillies slit(increase or decrease the amount acc to taste)
1 small onion(optional)
1 tsp ginger(chopped)
10-12 cashews(optional)
6 curry leaves
2 dried red chillies(torn)
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
1&1/2 tsps urad dal/minappappu
1 tsp chana dal/senaga pappu
1tbsp ghee
Salt to taste

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pressure cooker, when hot, add the onion, green chillies, ginger , cashews and saute for 3 mins.
  • Add the shredded coconut pwd and fry for another 2-3 mins.
  • Add the basmati rice and salt and saute for 2-3 mins, add the coconut milk, mix well and close the lid and cook for 1 whistle.
  • Add ghee in another pan and when hot, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and when they splutter add the dried red chillies, urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves and saute for 2 mins.
  • Switch off and add to the cooked rice and mix.
  • Serve with chicken,mutton curry or aloo kurma or any other masala curry.
  • Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

wow that indeed ould be a life saver. bookmarked. love the recipe.

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