Tuesday 21 June 2016

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

I heartily thank Plattershare for giving me an opportunity in their "Belly Nirvana Program" to make recipes using specialised products. I also thank Go Organic India for providing me their premium product Coconut Oil to use in a recipe of my choice.

Before I received this product few days back one of my family member was diagnosed having high LDL Cholesterol (bad one) and when I was exploring on net food having low LDL, I was surprised to learn that Coconut Oil really is having many nutritional values. However some of its properties surprised me like it reduces LDL to HDL ratio and increases HDL; it also helps in reducing weight as it increases energy expenditure.

Though in our North Indian diet we rarely use coconut oil. With all this in mind, when I received this product I made this recipe and I got a totally different aroma so soothing that it was tempting me to take it fast down my throat. This encouraged me to make more dishes using this virgin coconut oil.

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients :

  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 2 Cup Boiled Rice (Boil Rice with salt0
  • 1 Cup grated fresh coconut
  • 2 Onion sliced and deep fried on coconut oil
  • 12 -15 Cashew nut fried (in coconut oil)
  • 10 -15 Curry leaves (fried in coconut oil)
  • 10 -15 Raisins
  • 2 Red chilles
  • 2 Green chilly chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 Teaspoon channa dal
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil for frying
Procedure : 
  • Boil Rice in plenty of water along with some salt and keep it aside
  • Deep fry sliced onions and keep it aside as well
  • Fry curry leaves and cashew-nut to be used later
  • Grate coconut also for our use

  • In a pan take 2 tablespoon of coconut oil; heat on low flame add mustard seeds to this 

  • Now add urad dal and channa dal, roast them for 30 seconds

  • Add chopped green chilly and red chilly to this along with few curry leaves and sauté it

  • Now add granted coconut to this and cook for a minute

  • Now add half of the fried onions, fried cashew nuts, raisins and roast it

  • Now add boiled rice to this roast it nicely for a minute or two

  • Add fried curry leaves to this

  • Garnish it with fried onions and fried curry leaves and serve it hot ....

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