Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Coconut rice alias kobbari annamu

I was going thru couple of blogging sites.....and I encountered a recipe for Coconut rice in Lavanya's Luv bites. Immediately I felt like doing the dish for tonight's dinner. We can make n number of dishes with rice like Biryani, palov, bisibeli bath, coconut rice, chitrannam(yellow rice), pulihara(tamarind rice)etc .... and the list can go on. One of my favorites is Kobbarannamu....alias Coconut rice. And here goes the recipe......

Ingredients: -

Basmati Rice 2 cups
3 1/2 cups coconut milk(extracted from fresh coconut)
1 medium size onion slit length wise
4 - green chillies slit length wise
2 carrots cut into small pieces
1/2 cup green peas
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
small piece of cinnamon stick
4 cloves
2 star anise
4 - 5 pepper
1 Elachi
6 - 8 cashews
2 bay leaves

Procedure: -

Cut onion, green chillies, carrot as indicated in the picture below. Also extract the coconut milk from the fresh coconut. Take 1/2 ginger and 3 garlic cloves and make a paste.

In a pressure cooker, put 3 tbsp of oil and let it become hot. Now add the star anise, pepper, cloves, elachi, cashews, cinnamon stick broken into small pieces and fry for 2 min. Now add slit onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste and fry for 5 min. Once onion. Add the cut Carrot pieces and green peas, for few minutes until the vegetables are half cooked. At this point add bay leaves (cut them into desired size) and also add salt per taste. Let it be on low flame for 2 min.

Meanwhile take two cups of basmati rice, clean and wash the rice thoroughly. Drain all the water and add rice to the above mixture. Fry for 2 min....Now to this mixture, add the 3 1/2 cups of freshly extracted coconut milk. Check if the mixture is having enough saltiness and pressure cook it for 2 whistles. Once it is done, allow the pressure to slowly release on its own. This will make the rice inside to be cooked little more. (I usually don't cook for third whistle since I feel the rice might be overcooked.) .....Here is the finished coconut rice with aloo tomato gravy......Um.....mouthwatering.....


Blogger Tanuja said...

welcome to blog world marthi's cool blog:)

12:49 AM  
Blogger Vineela said...

Hi MRS.Marthi,
This is the first time iam visiting ur blog.I like the phoolmakhna curry.I never tried.
THANKS for ur recipe.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Santhi said...

I love anything with coconut in it. Especially coconut rice. Nice recipe mrs.marthi.

And thaks for adding me to ur blogroll.

5:53 AM  
Blogger sailu said...

Ugadi Subhakankshalu!Wishing you and your family a Happy Ugadi!

10:29 AM  
Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

Wish you a happy ugaadi!!

4:13 PM  

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