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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Masala Kobbari Annam ~ Spicy Coconut Rice

I watch a Telugu TV cook show religiously because of the chef who presents two interesting segments in each episode. I can vouch by my personal experience that the recipes presented by him are mostly fool proof. He makes it appear even the tedious traditional Indian recipes' preparation a breeze and no cook show has ever held so much appeal to me as this one and that too it has held my interest for years now. This easy breezy, yummy rice dish is courtesy of that show. I watched this a couple of weeks ago and immediately tried it and as usual the chef did not disappoint me. The rice doesn't even need any vegetables, tastes absolutely delicious and provides an interesting variation to the mundane cooking. It can be prepared in a short time, making it an appealing lunch box item or a quick fix meal.

2 cups cooked Basmati rice
3 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. cumin seeds
6 cardamom pods
3 one inch cinnamon pieces 
3 cloves
1 bay leaf 
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. ginger & garlic paste (I used ginger alone.)
1 tsp. garam masala
Salt to taste
Ingredients to grind:
1/2 cup fresh coconut pieces
3 tbsp. mint leaves
3 tbsp. cilantro leaves
2 to 3 green chillies
1/4 cup yogurt


* Heat the oil in a saute pan and add cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Fry them until cumin seeds starts turning to a darker shade. Add onion, ginger-garlic paste and fry until the onion turns translucent.
* Meanwhile grind together all the ingredients mentioned under 'to grind' into a fine paste. And let the cooked rice cool a bit.
* When onion is done, add the coconut paste and salt and fry for a couple of minutes more.
* Add the rice and garam masala and mix well so that the paste is coated uniformly to rice grains.
* Serve immediately. This rice doesn't need any side dish to serve with but some yogurt may be served.

This goes to Blogging marathon #58 under the theme 'Rice Dishes'. Check the link to see what other marathoners are cooking.



annuswamy said...

Simply yum.....

Minty said...

Thanks for awesome recipe, I tried at home but by mistake put more salt, but it tasted really well.

Srividhya said...

Very different coconut rice. yum

Harini R said...

Simple and flavorful. I would love to know which cooking show you referred to, perhaps offline?? :)

Priya Suresh said...

Such a flavourful coconut rice, will definitely give a try soon.

cookingwithsapana said...

Coconut rice with spices looks tempting.

Pavani said...

I think I know which cooking show you are talking about. I like chef Raju too and his recipes have been quite a hit in our house too. I haven't watched the show in a while though :-(
This masala coconut rice looks amazing. I'm going to try this out some time.

Srivalli said...

This is what my MIL calls as Colour rice..lol..rice is so good right....I guess even my Mom watches this show..and tries the ones she likes right away..