Recipe by IndoAmerican
Cobbarannam--spells coconut rice in Telugu (a language of India). My Mom and Nanis (grandmothers) made this for special days like birthdays, anniversaries and even Christmas :) They served it with chicken curry!! Yum!! Whole spices may be used for making the dish but are removed before eating.
Top Review by desiloufreebush
Amazing! I had never heard of anything like this before and had to try it - from the other review it sounds more like a dessert, but I could see it going either way - top with chili sauce for savory or brown sugar for dessert.
My family and I loved this savory coconut rice! I served it with a Thai sweet chili sauce and chicken.
I have to admit, I had to make some substitutions as I didn't have a couple of the ingredients on hand (substituted Jasmine rice, still rinsed, used yellow curry powder as sub for cardamom powder and dry mustard powder for turmeric powder). I'd imagine it's much more flavorful with the cardamom and turmeric.
Thank you for sharing this IndoAmerican :)
- 4 cups basmati rice, rinsed in water (use cup provided by manufacturer)
- 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk
- water to make it 8 cups liquid
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cardamom powder (made from cardamom seeds)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon clove powder
- 1⁄8 cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon turmeric powder