Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coconut kichidi- very delicious and yummy


I love coconut rice, but this time I wanna make something with twist on it. So I thought to try kichidi this time. It came out really good with wonderful color. But let us see what are the benefits & good/bad about the coconut. Coconut and its coconut oil are high in saturated fats, even higher than butter and margarine. Several studies prove that it greatly elevates the LDL- bad cholesterol. However coconut oil is suggested as a replacement for hydrogenated vegetable oils. Although they both increase the bad cholesterol levels, coconut oil seems to also have a powerful HDL- good cholesterol boosting effect. Myristic acid found in coconuts that causes the increase in LDL and HDL accounts for about 19% of the fat in coconut. But it contains good amount of fiber too, that can help you in weight loss.



Now coming to the recipe
Ingredients:(Serves 2)
Rice- 1 & 1/2 cup
Coconut milk-2cups
Water-2cups
Salt to taste
Chana dal(senaga pappu)-1/4 cup
Moong dal-1/4cup


For seasoning:
Cumin seeds-1/2ts(Jeera)
Mustard seeds-1/2ts(Avalu)
Whole red chili-1/2( endu mirchi)
Chana dal-1tbsp(senaga pappu)
Toor dal-1tbsp(minapa pappu)
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Green chili-3 in number- longitudinally split
cashew nut-4-5in num(optional)
Curry leaves- 1 rib (optional)

Directions:
  • Take rice+ chana dal+ toor dalWash and add 2cups of coconut milk and 2 cups of water to the rice mixture and cook them like normal rice with little salt.
  • Now prepare seasoning mean while. For seasoning, heat 2ts of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds after they begin to splatter add chana dal+ Moong dal. and saute until they turn light brown.
  • Now add green chili, fresh grated coconut, cashew nuts and saute them under medium flame till coconut is well cooked. Now add salt to taste and rice mix well.
  • Dish is ready to serve.
hope you like my recipe.

14 comments:

  1. Hi, your coconut kichidi, looks so delicious :)

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  2. Nice and very interesting coconut kichidi !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

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  3. Lovely one dear. Will try it out.

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  4. Very delicious and tempting recipe.. love the preparation !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  5. I was pleased to see that bit on coconut, especially since I use it so liberally in my cooking :) The kichidi looks very yummy and I'm sure it tasted even more delicious!

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  6. delicious looking flavourful kichidi

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  7. Anything made with coconut is my favorite...this one looks yummy!

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  8. tempting khichdi...soo yummy..:)

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  9. Absolutely tempting and I love this kinda dish..Comforting and filling

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  10. Hey thnx D for visiting my space I too m following u.... Lovely blog n this one is my fav :) i make it a way diff let me post it soon :)

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  11. very interesting and yummy dish

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  12. wow, that is an absolutely delicious recipe and would love to give it a try :)

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  13. Deepti.. Saw this on Mharo Rajasthan. Bookmarking!!!! :-)

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