Coconut Milk Rice, Thengai Paal Sadham

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Coconut Milk Rice is a rich and delicious lunch menu. I have been making this thengai paal sadham/coconut milk rice since my college days. We love this rice so I make this often. We usually have this dish as it is but you can have it with any vegetarian/non-vegetarian kurma or gravy.

I prefer to use seeraga samba rice (a rice variety used for biriyani in Tamil Nadu) for this as it tastes best. Try to use seeraga samba if possible, you will love its flavor and taste. Here in USA I couldn't get that rice so I am making this with raw rice today. I tried with basmati rice also but the raw rice tasted better.

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Serve this thengai paal sadham hot. If it gets cold, the fat from the coconut milk and ghee will solidify. So before you serve just warm the rice. Here I am using freshly extracted coconut milk but you could also store bought coconut milk too. Now, let's get into the recipe..

Coconut Milk Rice

Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Lunch | Serves: 2

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 25 min

INGREDIENTS
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Raw Rice - 1 cup
Coconut Milk - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Onion - 1/2 cup, thinly sliced
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 teaspoon
Green Chilli - 2, slitted
Bay Leaf - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Salt - to taste
Cashews - 10 nos
Raisins - 10 nos
INSTRUCTIONS
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1Wash the rice 2-3 times and soak it in water for 20 min. Meanwhile thinly slice the onions, slit the green chillies into two and keep the cashews, raisins, ginger garlic paste.

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2For the coconut milk, take 1 cup of chopped coconut bits. Then add this to the blender along with a cup of warm water. Grind well then strain it through the strainer. Press the pulp with the back of a spoon or with hand to extract the milk. Then add these ground coconut in the strainer again to the blender with a cup of warm water and grind. Strain it again. Discard the ground coconut now. Keep the milk aside.

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3Heat a pan over medium flame, add oil and ghee. Then add cashews, roast till it becomes golden brown. Transfer these to a separate plate. After that add raisins in the same oil, fry till it becomes golden. Transfer these also into the same plate, keep it aside. Now, in the same pan with the oil, add bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamom and green chilli. Stir it for a second.

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4Next, add in sliced onion. Saute it. Once onion cooked soft, add in ginger garlic paste. Stir well.

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5Once the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes off, add the green peas. Saute it and cook for 1-2 min. Drain all the water from the soaked rice and add it to the pan. Stir it for 2-3 minutes.

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6Now add coconut milk, water and required salt and let it boil. After it starts boiling, reduce the flame to medium low. Now, add roasted cashews and raisins, give it a mix.

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7Cover the pan with lid and cook it for 15 min or till it is done. Keep an eye in between see if it is sticking to the pan. If it is sticking, reduce the flame to low. Once the rice gets cooked and absorbed all the water, switch off the stove.

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NOTES

Make this coconut milk rice with seeraga samba rice if possible. It will be utterly delicious.

Since we are adding lot of coconut milk, rice may stick to the bottom of the pan. So make this in a low flame and keep an eye in between.

If you want this even more richer, skip oil and increase the ghee quantity.

Serve this rice hot. If not, just warm the rice before you serve.

Use matured coconut for extracting coconut milk as you could extract more milk from the matured coconut.

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