How to make Thengai Sadham -

Delicious coconut rice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Rice

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Thengai Sadham

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Thengai Sadham Recipe

  • Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Coconut 1 medium

  • Ginger 1 inch pieces

  • Green chillies 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup

  • Cashewnuts 6-8

  • Desi ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 2

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Coconut oil 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean, wash and soak rice for half an hour. Boil sufficient water and cook rice, stirring frequently till almost done. Drain out excess water, spread out cooked rice on a flat plate to cool. Peel and finely chop onion.

Step 2

Wash, peel and finely chop ginger. Wash, remove stem and finely chop green chillies. Clean, wash and finely chop fresh coriander leaves.

Step 3

Wash and pat dry curry leaves. Remove stem and break dry red chillies into two and keep. Heat desi ghee in a tempering pan and stir-fry cashew nuts till light brown and keep aside.

Step 4

Add chopped onion, green chilli, ginger and sauté for two to three minutes or until onion is translucent. Add scraped coconut and cook on medium heat for two minutes.

Step 5

Add cooked rice, salt, chopped coriander leaves and toss well to mix and heat it through.

Step 6

Sprinkle coconut oil, mix lightly. Serve hot garnished with fried cashewnuts.

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