South Indian Coconut Rice

Recipe by Daydream
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the rice well and cook until tender in a rice cooker or by the absorption method.
  • While the rice is cooking, heat 3 tablespoons oil in a medium-sized pan or skillet, and when hot add the chillies, chana dal, urad dal and mustard seeds. Stir and fry until the chillies darken and the dals turn golden brown.
  • Add the curry leaves, salt, asafetida and coconut, and stir and fry for a minute or two before reducing heat.
  • Gently cook the coconut mixture until the coconut turns a toasted reddish-brown and becomes quite crisp. It burns easily, so don't take your eyes off it for a second, and keep the coconut moving by stirring and tossing constantly.
  • As soon as the coconut is the right colour and texture, turn off the heat. If the rice is not ready, transfer the coconut mixture to a bowl, so that it doesn't continue browning in the hot pan.
  • Mix the coconut mixture gently through the hot, cooked rice, then stir through the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
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