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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vegetable - Coconut Rice

I prefer the addition of coconut milk in pulao preparations because of the mild sweetness and richness it imparts to the dish. Today's post happens to be one such recipe ~ one pot meal using fragrant Basmati rice and flavorful coconut milk. I have used capsicum, corn, potato and carrots but any other vegetables can be substituted. Also green chillies can replace chili powder. 

Ingredients for 4 - 6 servings:
1.5 cups Basmati rice
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped (I used 3 Tbsp tomato paste just because I had to finish it.)
2 cups chopped vegetables (I used capsicum, potato, carrot and corn.)
Salt and chili powder to taste
1/2 - 1 tsp garam masala
1.5 coconut milk + 1.5 cup water

The cooking part:
* Wash the rice in several changes of water and drain.
* Heat the oil in a kadai or a pan. Add cumin seeds and when they start to turn brownish, add onions. Fry them until translucent and then add tomatoes. Keep cooking until they turn mush. Next add the veggies, salt, chili powder, garam masala and sauté for a couple of minutes more. Then add the rice and fry for a minute or so. Then add the coconut milk and water. Stir once and cook covered until done, about 20 - 25 minutes.
Serve with plain yogurt or raita.

This goes to Design a Menu - 3 event hosted by Harini.


Unknown said...

Absolutely love the presentation and I have to agree, I too like adding coconut milk sometimes due to it's richness :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Rice looks fabulous..adding coconut milk indeed gives a nice flavour and texture to rice..

harini-jaya said...

Manchi color vacchindhi. Somehow coconut milk milk never worked out for me. My husband doesn't like the sweet taste owing to coconut milk :) Purra ko buddhi jihva ko ruchi antaru kada!

Sravs said...

very unique and wonderful rice !!

Lifewithspices said...

Adding coconut milk enhances the flavor i love it..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Flavourful and Yummy looking rice

chef and her kitchen said...

I like the mild sweetness of coconut milk in pulavs..looks yummm...but mine turns out white..

Gayathri Kumar said...

I too prefer adding coconut milk especially for guests. The rice looks so delicious..

Priya Suresh said...

Love that wonderful flavourful rice..Simply inviting..

Reva said...

Rice looks lovely... Yummy and delicious:)

Kalyani said...

looks yummy and delicious too ..... lovely pictures .....

KrithisKitchen said...

Delicious... in a word..
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Parita said...

I have exact same kadhai :D Delicious looking rice..i love everything with coconut..yumm!

Hari Chandana P said...

Chusthuntene norooruthondi.. recipe kooda chala kothaga vundi.. thanks for sharing :)
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Jerry said...

Nice intriguing recipe. I love eating basmati rice and would look forward to making this. Thanks for sharing it with us:)

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anunturi gratuite said...

i just love coconut rice so i will try this recipe for sure, it looks delicious. Thanks a lot for sharing with us.