Yellow Coconut Rice

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 g - rice
  • 1 small grated coconut
  • 1.5 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - asafoetida powder
  • 4 - green chillies (slit)
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - channa dal (one used in making chutney)
  • A handful - cashew nuts (halved)
  • 1.5 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • A handful - finely chopped coriander leaves (for garnishing)
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Yellow Coconut Rice

  • Wash and soak the rice for about 20 minutes
  • Par boil the rice with little salt.
  • When done spread the rice in a thali to cool completely.
  • In a kadai fry the grated coconut on a low flame till it is light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, splutter cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  • Add asafoetida powder and slit green chillies, garlic paste and curry leaves.
  • Fry for a second and add the channa dal and cashew nuts.
  • When the dal and the cashew nuts are light golden in colour, add the fried coconut and saute for 3-4 minutes
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste
  • Keep the kadai on a pre-heated tava for about 8-10 minutes on a low flame. Mix once or twice.
  • Serve garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves.