Aug 7, 2006

Coconut Milk Rice & Pakora Kurma




Coconut Milk Rice:
Ingredients:
Basmati Rice-3cups (wash & soak in water)
Coconutmilk-3cups or 1tin
Cashewnuts-6nos
Cardamom-2nos
Cinnamon-1stick
Cloves-3nos
Bayleaf-2
Onion –1/2 sliced
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Garlic flakes-6 peeled
Salt to taste
Ghee/oil-3tbsp
Water-3cups
Method: heat ghee in a rice cooker add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves& let it splutter. Then add cashew nuts & fry till they turn golden color Then add sliced onions fry well add ginger garlic paste & fry for 1mt. Add rice salt mix well then add garlic &mix.Now add 3cups coconut milk & 3cups water. Cover & let cook.
Pakora kurma:
Kurma:
Onions-sliced-1/4cup
Onions-chopped2tbsp
Green chillis-8nos
Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
Garam masala powder-1tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Grated coconut-2tbsp
Feenel seeds(souf)-1/2tsp
Tomato-1/2chopped
Salt to taste
Fry onions & green chills in oil & make a paste of onions, green chilies &ginger garlic paste. Keep aside Make a paste of coconut & feenel Now heat oil & add chopped onions & fry. Then add the ground onion paste & fry well Add coconut paste, turmeric powder & garam masala powder & mix wellAdd tomatoes salt & water, cover & cook for about 5-10mts.
Pakora: Bengal gram dal-1cup (soak in water for abt 2hrs)
Onions-chopped1/2cup
Garlic flakes-2nos
Green chilli-3
Fennel seed-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-deep frying
Grind together chena dhal, garlic flakes, green chillis, &fennel seeds coarsely Mix the mixture with onions & salt. Heat oil in a kadai & drop the mixture with spoon into the oil & fry. Put the fried pakoras in the kurma directly. Serve with rice or roti.

2 comments:

Prema Sundar said...

Pakoda kurma sounds interesting... havent tasted it.. thanks for the recipe

Chitra J said...

Hi Radhika,
Tried ur coconut milk rice. It turned out really good. Adding the garlic cloves made all the difference. Tried that with Chana masala( no time to prepare the pakora kurma :))
Thanks for the recipe. Will try next time with country mutton stew or your chicken masala curry.