Sunday, October 28, 2012

Coconut Rice And An Orphaned Blog

My poor poor blog. Its really been orphaned. Left it for so long.. I wonder if it will allow me to blog in these pages again. I have realised one thing. Every time I say I am going to be more regular and post ever so often, I fall off the wagon  and end up not blogging at all. Unforgivable on my part. So from now on no promises of blogging once a day  week month or even year. Posts will appear when they do. And if they are seldom and only once in a way, then so be it. No feelings of guilt. And I hope The Bubbling Cauldron and you , my dear readers will forgive me.

Coconut rice has to be one of V's favorite foods. And so it makes its appearance on the table a little more often than posts do on this blog. Simple to make, it has a richness from its main ingredient, coconut. It takes next to no time. The only painful part is grating of the coconut. Fortunately you get ready freshly grated coconut in the vegetable shops these days. Makes life so simple.

Now on to the recipe..


2 cups Grated coconut
2 cups cooked rice

For tadka:
1 tablespoon Oil
1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
1 tablespoon Bengal Gram Dal
1 tablespoon Urad Dal
2 tablespoons  Cashew nuts broken
4 sprigs Curry Leaves
2 Green Chillis Chopped
4-5 Red Chillis

Salt to taste


Saute the coconut on medium heat till well roasted and starts getting golden brown.

Cool and mix well with the rice and the salt to taste.

Heat oil. Add all the tadka ingredients. Fry till cashews are golden brown.

Put in the coconut/rice mixture.

Stir till well mixed.

Serve hot or at room temperature.