Apr 7, 2010

Coconut Rice and Award !

Hope you all had a great long weekend. So what did you all do in this weekend break?

We had great fun, we went to Berlin, Germany by road. More about it i would be writing at my other blog where i write and try to share things around "Life as it goes on" !

Coming back to this post, We never were fan of rice, but lately we have started eating more rice than we ever did back home. Funny thing is Ashu never ate rice, but now actually he likes it ( yes but still no to plain rice ) and so now i keep trying different kind of rice as well.
This is the first time i tried coconut rice, and really liked it, rice and creamy coconut milk makes a unique combination and with lentils it is fulfilling dish on its own.

Let's collect Ingredients:

1 cup long grain rice ( i used Basmati)
1 tbsp split black gram ( Urad dal)
2 tbsp split yellow gram ( moong dal)
4-5 red chilies ( as per taste )
a few curry leaves
1/4 cup salted peanuts, crushed lightly
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Lets start cooking:

1. Soak the rice in warm water for about 20-30 minutes.
2. Heat the oil, add split black gram, split yellow gram and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add the red chilies, curry leaves, peanuts and half of grated coconut. Fry for about 1 minute.
4. Add the rice and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Add the coconut milk and salt and cook it covered.
6. Serve hot, garnish with remaining of the grated coconut and coriander if you prefer.

And now the Award... this award was passed on to me a few weeks back by Jagruti from Joy of Cooking !
Thanks a lot Jagruti for this beautiful award :)

Rules for the award:
1. Put the logo within your post ( done)
2. Pass on to atleast 12 bloggers ( will do )
3. Link the nominees within ur post ( will do)
4. Let the nominees know they have recieved the award (will do)
5. Share the love and link to the person form whom you have recieved the award :) (done)
Ok so to complete that "will do" list, I nominate Lizzy, Daisy Blue, Ms.Chitchat, Priya, Sarah Naveen , Smitha, Kiran, Cool Lassi(e), A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine, Deepa , Siddhi S, Pari

Have a great weekend ahead.


Kiran said...

Dear Lopa,
Coconut rice looks very yummy.Nice pic too.
Thank you for sharing the award with me.

Smitha said...

yummy coconut rice!!Delish and simple!!
Thanx Lopa for the award...My first one ever!!


Daisy Blue said...

Thanks for the award dear...lovely rice..

PranisKitchen said...

first time here..have good collection of recipes..
coconut rice looks delicious...
if u get a chance pls stop by our blog http://pranithworld.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Coconut rice is my fav one! it looks so flavourful & tempting.

Sarah Naveen said...

Rice looks perfect and yummy!!..congrats on ur awards deary!!!

Smitha said...

Hi Lopa...
I am passing the award back to u, please accept it my my blog..

s said...

coconut rice sounds so flavorsome...must try it sometime....thanks for sharing!

thamarai said...

Tried this just now! Awesome..:) So easy and tasty..Hmmmm..I am thinking now, which of your blogs I like more..:p


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