Monday, August 20, 2012

Coconut Rice / Naral Bhat

Time 30 min
Basmati/ambemohar rice 1 cup
Fresh grated coconut 2 cups
Soaked moong daal 1 tbsp
Chopped green chilies 3-4
Crushed pepper corns 1/4 tsp
Cloves 2-3
Cinnamon 2 small pieces
Cashew nuts 1 tbsp
Kismis 1/2 tbsp 
Ghee 3 tbsp
Water 1.5 cup or less
Salt to taste

Soak the rice in water for 1 hr. Then cook rice with salt in pressure cooker till it is cooked completely. Allow it to cool. Heat the thick bottom non stick sauce pan. Heat ghee in pan then add cloves, cinnamon, green chilies, crushed pepper corns, soaked moong daal, cashew nuts. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Then add coconut. Saute for 4-5 minutes. Then add cooked rice & kismis. Mix well. Simmer on low flame for 5-6 min. Serve hot with spicy curry or tadka daal. 

This recipe is contributed by my sister Varsha.

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