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Coconut Rice

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Coconut Rice

Ingredients
Serving Size:6

2 cups cooked basmati rice
3tbsp coconut oil
6 dried red chilies broken
1tbsp channa dal
1tbsp urad dal
1tsp mustard seeds
fresh curry leaves
1/4tsp hing
1 3/4 cups freshly grated coconut
2tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
salt to taste
Preparation Methods:
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a medium-sized pan or skillet, and when hot add the chillies, chana dal, urad dal and mustard seeds. Stir and fry until the chillies darken and the dals turn golden brown.Add the curry leaves, salt, hing powder and coconut, and stir and fry for a minute or two before reducing heat.Cook the coconut mixture until the coconut turns a toasted reddish-brown and becomes quite crisp. .As soon as the coconut is the right color and texture, turn off the heat. Mix the coconut mixture gently through the hot, cooked rice, then stir through the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.


Ragi Idli (Kelvaragu Idli)

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Ragi which is also know as Finger Millet is a very health food.My hubby love to have these ragi contain food most of the time. My MIL has a different way of preparing them by add some spice mixture. Normally she make dosa using ragi flour but I prefer to make them as iddlies.I wasn't really a great fan of having dosa or iddlies prepare with ragi as the color wasn't appetizing to me since I was a kid. After marriage my MIL made these dosa once in a while and I got used the taste and makes them as often as my hubby wants.

Ragi Idli (Kelvaragu Idli)
Ingredients
Serving Size: Abt 15 pieces

Spice Mixture:
a sprig curry leaves
3 cloves garlic
1tsp cumin seeds
2 dried chillies
1 inch ginger root

Place all the ingredient in a blender and add 1tbsp water and grind to a very smooth paste.

1 cup dosa batter
1 cup ragi flour
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:
Place the ragi flour in a large bowl and add just enough water and mix to get a smooth batter.Combine both the batter with the spice mixture. …