Saturday, November 15, 2008

CoconutMilk Rice


Rice - 1 cup
Coconut milk - 2 cups
Onion - 1 - Cut it length wise
Ginger garlic paste - 3 tsp
Coriander leaves - A handfull
Cloves - 1 nos
Cinnamon Stick - 2 inch
Cardamom(Elaichi) - 1 nos
Bay leaves - few or 2
Lemon - 1(optional)
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Oil/Ghee - 2 to 3 tsp


1. Soak rice for 45 min, drain water and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, bay leaves and let it splutter.
3. Add onion and fry until golden brown in onion.
4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 5 mins.
5. Add coconut milk and salt now and let it boil.
6. Add rice and stir once and close the lid.
7. When there is no water, simmer the gas, Stir once and let it for 10 mins.
8. Can add fried cashews now(optional)

Notes and Secrets:

-> No need to add very thick coconut milk, one cup thick and the second cup can be little watery.
-> You can also fennel seeds while boiling.
-> Serve with, any raitha variety, gravy item or fried items.