Malabar Coconut Rice | Malabar Thenga Choru

 Malabar Coconut Rice

 Ingredients

  •  2 cups of basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup of pearl onion
  • 2 Green chillies
  • Two sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp of ghee
  • 15 Cashew nuts
  • A cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • Four cups of water
  •  Enough salt

Wash the basmati rice well and soak it in water for half an hour.

Crush small onions.  Add coconut and fennel in a mixer and grind without adding any water.

Heat two tablespoons of ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry the cashew nuts.

Add crushed red onion, sliced green chillies and curry leaves to the same ghee and fry till the oil separates.

Add turmeric powder, stir fry, add four cups of water and enough salt.  When it starts boiling well, add  coconut-fennel mixture and basmati rice, cover and cook on low heat for 10 to 12 minutes.Stir in the roasted nuts and serve hot.

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