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Malabar Thenga Choru/Coconut Rice





Malabar Thenga Choru

Malabar Tenga Choru/ coconut rice delicious and fragrant rice. It is your simple regular rice cooked in coconut milk . I used jeerakashala/ kaima rice, a tiny aromatic rice that is common in Malabar region of Kerala. It is very simple yet exotic and perfect for any occasion. If you have sudden  guests and do not have much time to make an elaborate dinner or lunch,try this quick and delicious rice. Tenga Choru can be paired with any spicy curry.

Ingredients
Jeerakashala/ kaima rice- 1 1/2 cups
Shallots chopped- 1/2 cup
Ginger chopped- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly-3
Water- 1 1/2 cup
Coconut milk- 2 cup
(use both thin and thick coconut milk)
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3 tsp
Star Aniseed- 2
Ghee- 2 tsp

For garnish
Thinly sliced onion- 1/2
Chopped coconut slices- 2 tsp




Wash and soak rice for half an hour,drain and keep aside.

Heat oil and ghee in a deep quart pan .Add star aniseed and fenugreek seeds.Next add chopped shallots,green chilly and ginger and saute till there is  a nice aroma. Add grated coconut,turmeric, salt and saute for two minutes.

To this add the rice and fry in medium flame for two to three minute till the rice changes color and is well coated with the masala. Pour  warm water and coconut milk.Cover,reduce flame to medium and cook till all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Switch off the flame and using a fork make the rice fluffy.

In a separate pan heat oil and fry sliced onion and chopped coocnut till golden brown. Pour this over the rice and mix well.Serve coconut rice with spicy chicken curry and raita.




Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. Hi Suja,
    Have seen many variation of this recipe bt must say this one looks fab...love that you have added turmeric for colour..well presented

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  2. We make thenga choru differently... this one is interesting, will try soon...

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  3. Thanks Biny,Rafeeda and Amrita for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  4. This is new to me, this rice should have been very flavorful..

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  5. we make using matta rice..i heard about this using basmati rice before,but did not get the recipe till now...anyway bookmarked....lovely clicks

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