Thursday, September 29, 2011

Coconut Rice Recipe - Thengai Sadam Recipe

Thengai Sadam / Coconut Rice Recipe
Coconut rice(Thengai sadam) with seppankizhangu roast is one of my most favorite lunch menu. Its not only easy to make, it makes a complete tasty lunch box menu. This has been sitting in my drafts for about 6 months so didn't want to delay anymore :)

Coconut Rice Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Cooked Rice - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1/4 cup gratedCashews - 5 roughly broken
Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt - as required

To temper:

Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Coconut Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal(white) - 2 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Hing(Perungayam) - a tiny pinch
Green chillies - 1 slitted
Curry leaves - few

Method:

  1. Heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper', allow it to crackle. Now add grated coconut and saute in low flame till moisture leaves.Add required salt.Dont let it brown just saute it for 3mins in low flame till nice aroma rises.Switch off.How to make pineapple kesari - Step1
  2. Cook and keep the cooled rice ready.Add the cooked rice and mix well.
    How to make pineapple kesari - Step2
  3. Fry cashews in ghee till golden brown.Add cashews,drizzle coconut oil  and give a quick stir.
    How to make pineapple kesari - Step3
Serve hot / warm!
Coconut Rice Recipe - Step1

My Notes:

  • For coconut rice - you can add channa dhal and boiled peanuts while tempering as a variation.If you are adding chana dal soak in water for few mins then add while tempering.
  • Adding coconut oil gives a great flavour
  • You can replace green chillies with red chillies too.



Written by: SHARMILEE J

49 comments:

  1. lol...my next post would b rice and even the yam fry would b posted very soon...love both the recipes..looks yumm

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  2. Nice combo.. :) I have tasted this yam fry but never tried on my own. Love it a lot but :)

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  3. i wont add cumin..will try next time with cumin seeds. both r great combo! lovely click!

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  4. Looks delicious and love the fry ...I do very similar way too ..

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  5. Delicious combination. Would love to give it a try.

    -Lavanya
    My Recent Post: Pepper Chicken

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  6. Wow!! what an awesome presentation and superb combo!! yyyyuuuummmmmmmm.........

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  7. thenga sadam n seppankizhanghu varuval .. my fav..

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  8. My hubby likes both! and i make them both..not as a combo..
    this seppan kizhangu turns out to be itchy to the throat these days and i havent made it for a while!
    Both the sadham and the varuval looks delectable sharmee :)..cute clicks!!

    Are you a non vegetarian? just read your comment in my latest post..

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  9. These two dishes together make a fantastic festive meal!!! A perfect post for this festive season Sharmilee :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. @Bharathy : Yes yes I eat nonveg but havent tried my hands at cooking as I am not comfortable cooking nonveg but have to atleast for mittus sake :)

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  11. wow..I'm incredibly impressed with your preparation n presentation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Yummy rice dish....coconut sadam is all time fav.

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  13. Very nice recipe Sharmi.......awesome presentation.

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  14. Hi Sharmee,both will do supergood pairing.Nice Match.Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Perfectly paired dishes dear...looking super tasty:)

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  16. wow yummy and delicious combo sharmilee !!!!!!!

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  17. Wow!! what an awesome presentation and superb combo!!

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  18. Delicious combo. Yesterday I made the same combo but I made mango rice. Clicks r awesome.

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  19. Mmm mmm i love it.. awesome combination.. Used to take this for school.. wonderful lunch box meal too.

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  20. i can't take my eyes of the sepakizhangu.. now how do i get an invitatin to this tasty lunch?

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  21. I can't take my eyes of the sepakizhangu... Now, how do i get an invitation to this tasty lunch?

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  22. I am in love with your pictures!!!! both recipes are superb!!

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  23. Combo sounds divine,makes me hungry..can't wait to try this.

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  24. One of my favs. Sorry about not visiting for a while..will catch up soon :-)

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  25. Oh great combo and love this coconut rice!!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  26. I can survive for many days with this both dishes, makes me hungry..

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  27. I haven't deep fried the sempankizhangu, sounds excellent with coconut rice!

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  28. I love yam fry, always, delicious and crunchy, good combo with coconut rice.

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  29. Lovely combo Sharmilee. I loved the coloccasia curry a lot :)

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  30. wow such a delicious combo.. seppankizhangu varuval is mouth watering..

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  31. Looks amazing - its our favourite too!1

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  32. that both combo looks great. its been a while i did coconut rice..

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  33. lovely combo...looks absolutely delicious.

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  34. Simple and delicious rice :) A keeper at times of kitchen sickness. :)

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  35. Nice combo .. Coconut rice is an All time favorite

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  36. That could be my favourite lunch menu too! Yummy!

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  37. hi im in states i use grated-dried packed coconut,if i fry it it will become brown.can u tell me a remidy for that

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  38. @Eric : I havent used dried coconut but I assume that dried coconut need not fried...can you not add it raw?

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  39. Hi Sharmi,
    can we marinate it and keep it in the fridge in the night and fry the next morning ?.will it be good ?

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    1. Not sure but think it will get spoiled....

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  40. Hi sharmi can u pls post mitts favorite food so that I too can try it.my child is a fussy eater

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