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Coconut Rice (Pandya)

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Category: Indian

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Ghee
  • 1 ts Cumin seeds
  • 1 pn Turmeric
  • 2 Cloves
  • 4 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Black or brown cardamom pods
  • 2 c Dried coconut
  • 2 c Brown rice
  • 3 3/4 c Water
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Chopped almonds


Presoak rice for an hour & then rinse well, pick out the dirt. Heat ghee in
a heavy pot & saute cumin till brown. Add turmeric, cloves, peppercorns &
cardamom. Stir for about a minute. Stir in coconut. Saute till golden. Add
rice & continue sauteing, over medium heat for 2 minutes. Pour in water,
add salt, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover & cook for about 20 minutes,
until the water has evaporated & the rice is cooked. Garnish with cashews,
raisins & almonds. Serve with any main curry.

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