Grind coconut pieces, saunf and dhaniya adding sufficiant water and make a fine paste. Add 2 cups of water to it and strain, and keep the coconut milk aside.
Soak 1 cup of rice in water for 30 mins.
Take thick bottomed pan. Heat 2 table spoons of Oil or ghee. Add Cloves, dalchini and bay leaves. Stir add sliced onions and green chillies. Fry until onions turn to pink in color. Now add 2 tea spoons of ginger garlic paste. Stir for 2 to 3 sec. and add 2 cups of coconut milk. Let the coconut water boil. Add salt stir and add Rice (drain water before adding). Stir, close the lid and cook for 10 to 15 min. in a low flame until the rice is cooked.
Take the Coconut rice into a serving plate, garnish with fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves and kaaju. Serve hot with Onion raitha.
Ingredients for Raitha:
Finely chopped onions : 1\2 cup Finely chopped tomatoes : 1\4 cup Finely chopped Green chillies: 2 nos Curd : 1 cup Salt : 1 tspn Sugar : 1\2 tspn Coriander leaves (finely chopped) : 1 table spoon for garnish
Mix all the ingredients well and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with hot coconut rice.
Coconut rice with raitha is ready.......
By Mrs G.Kamala, Indore
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