Nimi's Culinary Ventures

THENGA CHORU/ COCONUT RICE

This is one of my favourite rice varities.This is rice cooked in coconut milk

2 cups of basmati rice/long grain rice
4 cups of coconut milk
1 cup of carrots diced(medium sized)
1/2 lemons juice
1/2 tsp aniseed
3 cloves
2 cardamoms
a small piece of cinnamon
4-5 green chillies slit
1 cup of sliced large onion
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup of coriander leaves(finely cut)
2 tbsp nuts,2 tbsp raisins and 1/2 cup of sliced onions roasted and kept aside

  • Wash and strain the rice in a colander
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel,add aniseeds,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom ,green chillies,cloves and stir well till an aroma comes.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute’ them well.
  • When the onions are translucent add the carrots and lightly stir it.
  • Add the strained rice and stir well for  a few minutes taking care that it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the vessel.
  • Add the coconut milk to the rice and on boiling add the required amount of salt with the lemon juice.
  • Keep it on low  flame with the vessel covered.
  • When the rice is cooked the coconut milk would have completely evaporated.You can see small holes in the rice. 
  • Turn off the flame and garnish the rice with coriander leaves,nuts,raisins and onions fried in ghee
  • You can serve this with curries .
  • My combination with rice was fish curry..

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    5 Comments

    1. Zia Elle

      April 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      Nimi, I like your rice!!
      Never cooked rice on coconut milk…..

      Reply
    2. Nimi SunilKumar

      April 10, 2010 at 4:32 am

      do try this one lidia..its quite simple..

      Reply
    3. best brownies

      April 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

      seems so nice

      Reply
    4. mandarine

      May 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

      This rice looks delicious. I like the thought of aniseed in it. I must try your recipe!
      http://www.mandarinelemon.blogspot.com

      Reply
    5. Nimi SunilKumar

      May 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      @mandarine
      hi ..You should really try this out.I hope you'll like it

      Reply

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