Coconut Milk Pulao
Coconut Milk Pulao is a rice dish cooked by soaking rice in water for sometime and cooked with coconut milk and freshly grated coconut. Coconut milk gives this dish slight sweetness and makes it richer. As the dish is slightly on a sweeter side, it is usually served with spicy gravy curries. I have served it with spicy brinjal curry. Any non veg curry also would taste good with the delicious Coconut milk rice.
This dish goes to day 24 of Mega Marathon theme " Biryani / Pulao / Khichdi recipes with grains".
Any long / short grain rice 2 cups
Coconut milk 2 cups
Freshly Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts 10
Green chili 3 slit
Curry leaves 6
Red chili 1
Chana dal 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Garam Masala 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil / ghee 1 tbsp
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Water 1 cup
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
In a presser cooker heat ghee / oil.
Add mustard seeds, when they splatter add cumin seeds, chana dal, red chili and curry leaves.
Saute for few seconds and add cashew nuts and slit green chili.
Add grated coconut and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add soaked rice and fry 5 minutes.
Now add coconut milk and water.
Add salt to taste along with chopped cilantro.
Mix and cover to cook for 2 whistles.
Let the presser release naturally before opening the lid.
Serve hot with any gravy curry.
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