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                           COCONUT RICE (PANDYA)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Ghee
    1       t            Cumin seeds
    1       pn           Turmeric
    2                    Cloves
    4                    Black peppercorns
    2                    Black or brown cardamom pods
    2       c            Dried coconut
    2       c            Brown rice
    3 3/4   c            Water
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    1       tb           Chopped almonds
 
   Presoak rice for an hour & then rinse well, pick out
   the dirt.
   
   Heat ghee in a heavy pot & saute cumin till brown.
   Add turmeric, cloves, peppercorns & cardamom.  Stir
   for about a minute.
   
   Stir in coconut.  Saute till golden.  Add rice &
   continue sauteing, over medium heat for 2 minutes.
   
   Pour in water, add salt, bring to a boil, lower heat,
   cover & cook for about 20 minutes, until the water has
   evaporated & the rice is cooked.
   
   Garnish with cashews, raisins & almonds.
   
   Serve with any main curry.
   
   Michael Pandya, “Indian Vegetarian Cooking”
  
 
 
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