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Monday, November 18, 2013

Lunch box recipes /Coconut rice and Potato fry

Coconut Rice

Coconut is a wonderful vegetable that I love. It has lots of calcium and nutrition ,which is good for teeth and bones. It has good cholesterol too. Coconut is very versatile it can be used a flavor enhancer, a condiment like in chutneys or you make it the feature of your dish. Coconut when boiled for too long is not very healthy.
I used to buy frozen coconut .But I love the taste of fresh coconut. In a local store I found fresh coconuts, I brought one and grated it and stored it. Coconut Rice is a dish that we used to have during our school days. My husband loves this rice .Once in a while when I buy a fresh coconut I make this for him. My little one loves coconut in any from.

Check for other rice recipes like Tomato Pulav,Mint Pulav,Pongal







Preparation Time:10 min
Cooking Time:15 min.
Serves :2

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 of small coconut(grated).
  • 1 cup raw Rice.
  • 3 green chilies.
  • salt as required 
  • oil for tempering.(coconut oil is optional)
To Temper:
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds.
  • 1/4 tbsp split Channa dal.
  • A Pinch of hing.
  • Little curry leaves powder/Few Curry leaves.
Method:
  • Wash the rice and  pressure cook it with little oil and required water ( Add the exact amount of water)
  • Cook for one whistle and reduce the flame and cook it for  another 4 min .
  • Now switch off the stove and allow it to cool till the pressure releases.
  • To a hot saute pan add 2 tbsp of oil/coconut oil and add mustard seeds to it.
  • After the mustard seeds splutter add channa dal (let it change color ).
  • Add green chilies ,hing and saute for a min.
  • Add the grated coconut and saute it for a min or two.
  • Now switch off the heat and add the cooled rice .

  • Add required salt and mix them thoroughly.
  • Coconut rice is ready.




Note:
  • Rice should be at room temperature before you add it to coconut .
  • You can add coconut oil for tempering which gives extra flavor.
  • Dont cook the coconut too much when you add it saute pan.

Potato Fry

Preparation time:5 min.
Cooking time:20-25 min.
Serves:2-3 




Ingredients:
  • 2 large potatoes(pressure cooked for 3 whistles)
  • 1 small Onion.
  • 1/2 country tomato.
  • A pinch of turmeric.
  • 1 garlic pod.
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder.
To Temper:
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal.
  • few curry leaves/ curry leaves powder.
Method:
  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 2 -3 whistles until they are soft (not mushy)
  • Cut them in to 1 inch pieces.
  • Cut the onions and tomatoes in to small pieces as well.
  • Add oil to the heated tava and add the items "to temper".
  • Add onions,garlic and saute them until onions are translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them thorough.
  • Add chili powder,cumin powder and turmeric and saute till the raw smell of the masala subsides.
  • Add little water and add required salt.
  • After the water  boiles and reduce in quantity add the cooked cut potatoes.
  • Cover them with a lid and cook for another 5 -8 min until the potatoes absorb all the masalas.
  • Potatoes should be coated and it should not have any water.

  • Potato fry is ready..
  • Enjoy your lunch.




Note:
  • If the potatoes are not cooked allow them to cook before you add it to masala.
  • Potato fry should be dry . So cook the fry until it absorbs all the water.



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17 comments:

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    1. sure linsy its late this time.Next time sure will give it.Only problem for me is this climate .otherwise i would be in ur house.Thanks for your encouragements dear.

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  2. never tried coconut rice with potatoes..looks yum...

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  3. Coconut rice looks delecious, along with potato fry they make an sure hit :)

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  4. Delicious easy lunch box recipe, love it.

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  5. Coconut rice with potato proriyal thinking about it itself is making me feel hungry ....:)

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  6. Love both coconut rice and potato fry. A nice combo

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  7. There's no way coconut can be detached from Asian dishes. I use lots of it, the milk or add into stri fries. One of my fav is rice and another is coconut, so when both comes together, I am trilled to see the outcome.

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  8. Omg both are my favorite and I feel
    Hungry after seeing this... Super pa...

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    1. Thanks for your comments akila .Keep in touch

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  9. nice combo n Looks very tempting ..

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  10. its my fav combo Sathya, m akes me nostalgic :-)

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  11. Thanks bhawna,Meena,Nava,Arthy ,Vimitha,swathi ,Lisha for your lovely comments

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  12. Superb combo isn't it.. love it in my lunchbox!

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