Coconut rice is a rice dish cooked with coconut milk along with whole spices that enhance the dish. Itis a very easy dish to make and it can be had with sides like aloo or chicken or mutton kurma or a simple raita.
Basmati Rice - 2cups
Coconut milk - 3cups
Onion- 1 large sliced.
Green peas - 5-6 slit
Green chili's - 5(adjust to your taste)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1tbsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 2 one inch pieces
Bay leaves - 2
Star anise - 2
Shahjeera- 1 tsp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Salt according to taste
Coconut Milk Extraction:
Break the coconut, cut it into small pieces and grind it in a mixer.
Now add 2 cups of water and blend it nicely.Strain the mixture with a cloth and keep the milk aside.This is the first milk and it is pretty thick and has lots of flavor.
Now add 1 cup water and blend the mixture again, the milk that is extracted now is the second milk which have low flavor.
Mix both and you have your coconut milk ready.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Once the oil is hot add the shahjeera and other whole spices and fry for 1 min.
Add the sliced onions and slit green chillis and fry for 2 min. Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
Add the peas and cook or another 3-4 mins.
Now add the rice and mix well till the oil coats on every grain.Fry the rice for 5 min. Add the coconut milk. Add the salt and let it come to a boil.
Once it comes to a boil close the pressure cooker and switch off after 3 whistles.
Serve hot with the coice of kurma or raita.