Kerala Style Coconut Rice

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

For Paste (Mortar Pestle)

2 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

2 tsp Fennel seeds

For Rice

2 tbsp coconut oil

15-18 Shallots, sliced

3-4 Cloves

1 -inch Cinnamon Stick

2 Green Cardamoms

1 Cup Fresh Coconut, grated

2 ½ Cups Coconut Milk

Salt to taste

2 Cups Rice, rinsed & drained

Process

  • For paste combine coriander powder, turmeric powder, fennel seeds and a tbsp of water in a mortar pestle and grind to a paste. Keep aside.
  • For rice, heat coconut oil in a large pot, add shallots and saute till translucent.
  • Add whole spices and fry for a minute till fragrant, on medium flame.
  • Now stir in coconut and saute for a minute. Add in prepared paste and fry for 4-5 mins while stirring constantly.
  • Lower the flame and pour in coconut milk along with 3 cups water, add salt and bring to a boil.
  • Add rice and again bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook till all the water is absorbed.
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot.

 

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