Saturday, 2 February 2013

Thengai Sadam

Thengai sadam aka Coconut Rice is a very easy to make recipe. Ideal for lunch boxes. Thengai sadam, kadugu maanga (a pickle) and potato fry is my favourite combo. I add fried urad dal and bengal gram dal which makes it very flavourful.

Rice - 150 grams
Urad dal - 25 grams
Bengal gram dal - 25 grams
Coconut (grated) - 75 grams
Oil - 25 grams
mustard - 5 grams
Green chillies - 2 nos
curry leaves - few


  • Cook rice with ratio 1:2 (adjust the water ratio according to the rice variety you use) for 1 whistle. Add a tsp of oil and required salt and fluff the rice.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard.
  • When mustard splutters add the urad dal and gram dal. Fry until the dals turn light brown colour.
  • Add the green chillies, curry leaves and the grated coconut.
  • Saute until the coconut turns light pink in colour. Switch off the stove.
  • Add this to the salt and mix well.

Delicious Coconut Rice is ready!! Enjoy this with some roasted vegetable and vadams/papads.