September 10, 2012

Thengai Pal Sadam / Coconut Milk Rice

Hi Friends Happy to blog after a great weekend.Today the resource is a festive rice preparation .This rice is cooked in coconut milk with all the flavours of whole spices.This is a very authentic dish of Tamilnadu.This goes well with spicy chicken Kurma .But I  served with veg-kurma as we don’t prefer NV on saturdays.Believe me this is one of  a Yummy rice preparation…Have it a go….You too will love it…





Basmati Rice – 2 cups

Onion – 1 sliced

Tomato – 1 small sized, chopped (if big one use half)

Green chilli – 4 (make slit in the centre)

Garlic  – 2 ,full cloves(20 –25 pods)

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Coconut – 1/2

Pudhina / Mint leaves – a hand full

Salt to taste

For Tempering

Ghee / Oil – 3 tbsp

Cinnamon / Pattai – 3 small pieces

Cardamom / Elachi – 2

Cloves / Kirambu – 1 or 2

Bay leaves / Birinji ilai – 2

StarAnise / Annasipoo – 1

Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp


Coarsely grind the Ginger and Garlic (Don’t make it a fine paste). Extract the coconut milk from the coconut and keep it aside.Soak the rice for 30 mins.And wash and drain the water and set aside.




Grab all your ingredients.




Heat oil in a cooker and add the ingredients under tempering and fry for a min.Add the sliced onion and green chillies and fry till transparent.


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Add the grounded ginger garlic and fry till the raw smell goes off.



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Add the tomato and fry till mushy.


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Now add the mint leaves and fry for 2 mins.




Heat a tsp of ghee in a kadai and fry the rice till shiny.Take care not to burn the rice.Add the rice in the cooker and give it a mix.


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Then add 31/2 cups of  coconut milk ( For 1 cup rice 1 3/4 cups of coconut milk) .Then add the required salt and mix well .




Close the lid of the pressure cooker and leave for 1 whistle and simmer for another 10 mins and  switch  off.Open it after all the pressure goes by itself.



Serve the Yummy rice with Vegetable kurma or Chicken kurma.


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 Linking to the event Taste Of The Tropics – Coconut    to   Nivedhanams    and     Chef Mireille’s page



I got tagged by my co-blogger friend Divya of  “You too an cook Indian Food Recipes ” to show my Anjera petti / Spice box. She is a very wonderful blogger with new innovative recipes.

But mow I am not using spice box  .When my kid was 2 yrs old he used to be  always with me on my hip.While cooking too i will make sit on the slab rigth opp.. to the stove.My spice box was so colourful and a attractive one which I bought from my home town ,Dindigul.He used to take that and mix all the items and it was a big work for me to seperate things.So I quit using that box.But now he is 5yrs so I think of start using..Thanks to Divya  for  tagging me  and make me remind of Anjera petti  .I need to search her in Leeds for the spice box and will sure post after getting it.




PT said...

full of flavors :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

hi tamil rice looks so nice... n nice write ups for not using ur anjara petti... naughty child... hope u seen my anjarapetti on my space, it was bought from our mariamman temple festival...

Beena.stephy said...

yummy rice

Divya Pramil said...

My favorite love it with chicken 65 :)
Nice preparation as always :)
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Suryaprabha said...

Sounds like biriyani/pulao.. Addition of coconut milk is new to me.. Looks inviting!


Daksha said...

"Rice with coconut milk" i tried before thai version ..... it's flavorful and delicious ....ur recipe is really nice must try indian way....thanks for sharing this....

manju nardas said...

coconut milk & Fresh mint combination,I love it.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Real rich and flavorful rice... I can feel the smell...

Beena.stephy said...


DivyaGCP said...

Flavorful rice. I used to make this too.

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Flavorful rice..yum..

Shailaja Reddy said...

Delicious rice.

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Sangeetha said...

My mom makes it almost the same way, nice pictorials...rice looks very inviting dear!

Julie said...

Love coconut flavor..Delicious!!
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Looks Yum!
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radha said...

Nice. The coconut milk will add a special flavour.

Shabbu said...

Delicious rice..
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Sharans Samayalarai said...

My fav... looks delicious !!

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Priya said...

I do this coconut milk rice specially for our sunday lunch quite often,simply love it.

Ramya said...

Thatz a nice pictorial! Love coconut milk flavour

Hema said...

Very flavorful rice..

Swasthi said...

never tried this! thanks for sharing, makes a good lunch box meal

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Very flavorful and yummy!!! Nice stepwise which is very helpful!!

Thanks for linking it to the event.. Looking forward for more entries!!!


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Viju said...

I tried your thenga paal saadam and it came out really well :)

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Hi Viju,

Thanks for your visit and feedback dear...Happy to know that you liked this dish :)

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