Thursday, January 26, 2017

Coconut Rice | Thengai Satham | Variety Rice

Coconut rice, an another simple yet flavorful rice that you can be prepared in a jiffy. Though i prepare this rice atleast once in a week, few weeks back only i had noticed that i didn't post this recipe in my blog ,so on the next day itself i prepared this rice, clicked & saved this post to post on this month BM. As i said in previous post, lot of variety rice are prepared during Kannum pongal festival and this rice is one among them and it's my favorite rice among all the variety rice.For this rice, always use freshly grated coconut to increase the self life of this rice,though frozen coconut works, you have to finish it within few hours after making,if you keep it for longer hours especially when you live in hot places of the world, you get that spoiled smell from the coconut within few hours if you use frozen coconut.  

Coconut Rice

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Cooked Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup(heaped)
Pearl onion - 2
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green chili - 2
Curry leaves - few
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Peanut - 11/2 tsp

First peal the pearl onions  & ginger & chop them into small pieces.Slit the green chilies and keep it ready.Heat the pan with coconut oil,add the mustard & urad dal, let the mustard splutter, then add the chana dal & peanuts & saute it becomes golden brown.Then add the onions & green chilies, saute till the onions becomes translucent. Then add the coconut and saute till the coconut starts to change its color.Now add the cooked rice and salt and switch off the flame. Gently mix the rice well with coconut masala without breaking the rice grains.Tasty & flavorful Coconut Rice is ready.

  • Add cashews along with peanuts for extra richness.
  • Coconut oil & ginger gives great flavor to this rich, so dont skip that.
  • You can make this rice with leftover cooked rice also.
  • For Vrat days, you can skip onions.
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  1. Love the presentation in the coconut shell. I love this rice especially for lunch box.

  2. I also posted this recently despite make it every now and then. I don't use onions either. The pictures look very nice

  3. All time favourite rice, am ready to finish this fantastic coconut rice rite now.

  4. Scrumptious rice, only difference, i dont use onions for this rice!! Pretty presentation!

  5. My hubbys favorite rice, beautifully presented and made.

  6. Beautifully presented. I have to make this rice not made it in years. Think I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. That is one delicious looking coconut rice.

  8. Delicious looking coconut rice and beautiful presentation as well.

  9. I love thengai sadam but don't add onions..your presentation is good..