Thengai Chaadam (Coconut Rice)

Course : Curry
Serves: 6
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2 cups rice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black gram dal
1 teaspoon Bengal gram dal
4 medium red chiles -- broken
2 medium green chiles -- cleaned and chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves -- cleaned and chopped
1 tablespoon cashew nuts -- broken
2 tablespoons black gram dal (cleaned and soaked for 1/2 hour)
1 medium coconut -- grated
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons ghee

Preparation / Directions:

Cook rice until just done. Spread on a flat dish. Add salt and sugar, then allow to cool. Heat oil and add mustard seeds, black gram dal, Bengal gram dal and red chiles. When brown, add green chiles, curry leaves, cashew nuts, soaked and drained black gram dal and grated coconut. Fry until coconut is pink in color and pour over rice. Add ghee and mix well and serve.

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