Greetings from Kodaikanal. The husband decided suddenly that he needs a vacation. So we did last minute bookings as usual and came here. So the dishes for this week are more to do with clearing out the refrigerator and making do with whatever I had available.
As they say necessity is the mother of invention, this onion coconut rice is a necessity driven invention of mine and it tastes wonderful, if I may say so myself. It is a simple dish to cook with grated coconut , fried onions and bright red chillies. I also added some croutons because I had one slice of bread left and thought it would make for a good crunch. The aroma is fantastic and the taste is a nice burst of flavours. As most of my recipes, this is a quick fix and can be rustled up in a jiffy.
WHAT WE NEED
1/2 cup Basmati rice / rice
2 tsp Oil
2 tbsp Coconut, grated
2 tbsp Fried onion
1-2 Red chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 Garlic cloves (optional)
8-10 Bread croutons (See Notes)
WHAT TO DO
- Soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes and drain
- Cook it as per your usual procedure and set aside to cool
- In a mixer jar, take grated coconut, fried onions, red chillies and cumin seeds
- Blend to a coarse powder
- Heat a pan and add oil
- Add the onion and coconut powder and fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat
- Sauté with a ladle frequently
- Add the cooked rice and salt
- Mix well to combine
- Cook it on low heat for 3-4 minutes
- Serve warm with papad or raita
This is my post for the Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi for the alphabet ‘O’
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Enjoy your vacation Sowmya !
And to rustle up a dish at the last minute is quite a task . Interesting rice and the addition of croutons reminds me of a Jodhpuri Pulao – kabooli or Quabli !
Excellent pick !
Onion and coconut rice looks so delicious. Love the addition of croutons
Adding croutons is an awesome idea. Good one Sowmya. Btw, did you change your domain name??
We visited Kodaikanal last July when we visited India. Seems like a right time to visit when the summer is almost at peak.. Enjoy your vacation.
And ‘cleaning up the refrigerator’ mission has resulted in a simple yet flavorful rice dish.
ah ! Kodai is bliss at this time of the year.. enjoy ur vacation.. I am especially loving the rice with the brread crotons and coconut flavours !
Coconut,fried onions and croutons in reading only I started drooling 🙂
I have never tried adding onions and coconut. The rice looks so yum. And the addition of croutons add a nice texture to the rice.
The quick fix has surely turned out great sowmya. Enjoy your vacations.
Hope you had a great vacation… Coconut and onion is the best combo. Guess what, I made onion biryani as well. Love the idea of adding bread croutons.
onion and coocnut rice looks yum and delcious. super inviting bowl.