Thursday, February 17, 2011

Coconut rice

  • cooked rice                                                        1cup
  • coconut scraped                                                 half a coconut
  • green chilli                                                          2
  • red chilli                                                             2
  • curry leaves                                                        few
  • salt                                                                    To taste


  • mustard seeds                                                  1tbs
  • kadalai paruppu or channa dal                          2tbs


  • cook rice in the rice cooker and spread it on a plate to cool and add few spoons of oil.
  • heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and channa dal,green and red chillies and asafoetida.
  • add the scraped coconut,curry leaves and switch off the gas.fry it till the heat is on.
  • when it cools down add the rice,salt and mix well.serve with fried urad papad.

It comes under the category of kalanda sadam and it is made on a lot of occassions and it is a part of festival menu.It is made on chitra pournami,kannu pandigai(next day after pongal)

1 comment:

sanju ayyar said...

The recipes are fantastic and well explained. Besides, I like the way you've also mentioned the significance of them with regards to occasions / festivals / events which I think is such a nice way to stay traditionally relevant in today's digital times.