August 15, 2012

Tricolor Coconut Rice and Independence Day Wishes



Happy Independence Day to all my Friends :)

Independence to us these days mean - holiday... flag hoisting... sweets and a day where every other channel wants to keep us busy and stuck to the idiot box... Honestly... I dont mind the day being spent like that ... but we should recollect the bitterly fought freedom that we enjoy today and show our patriotism by not strewing litter, saving electricity, fuel, that little affordable philanthropy and of course doing our very little bit in avoiding corruption in the social system. I definitely am trying this and well sure hope that little drops make na ocean.

With that said... the meal below is to all the patriots of our country...

For the White Band :

Ingredients :

1 1/2 Cup Rice, Cooked
1 Cup Coconut, grated
2 Green chillies, sliced
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Tsp Channa dal
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering, add the urad dal followed by channa dal, curry leaves and green chillies.
Fry them and add the grated coconut. Reduce the flame and saute well  by adding salt.
Add the cooked rice and slowly mix them without breaking the rice.
Remove and serve with potato chips and potato gravy.

For the Green Band :

Ingredients :

1 1/2 Cup Curry Leaves
1 Cup Coconut, grated
2 Green chillies, sliced
1/4 Cup Groundnut, Roasted
1 Cup Rice, cooked
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Tsp Channa dal

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering, add the urad dal followed by channa dal and green chillies.
Meanwhile crush the roasted peanuts coarsely and grind curry leaves seperately to paste without adding water.
Add the curry leaves paste to the pan and saute well by adding grated coconut.
Reduce the flame to medium to avoid the coconut getting roasted.
Now add the crushed peanuts and salt. Mix well and switch off the flame.
Add the cooked rice and mix slowly without breaking the rice.
Serve with gravy.

For the Saffron Band :

2 Carrot, chopped
1/2 Cup Coconut, grated
2 Green chillies, sliced
1 Tbsp Groundnut, Roasted
1 Cup Rice, cooked
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Tsp Channa dal
Salt to taste
Few curry leaves

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering, add the urad dal followed by channa dal, curry leaves and green chillies.
Meanwhile grind carrot to paste without adding water ( Alternatively can also be grated ).
Add the carrot and saute well by adding grated coconut.
Now add the crushed peanuts and salt. Mix well and switch off the flame.
Add the cooked rice and slowly mix them without breaking the rice.
Serve with gravy.

Arrange all the bands in a plate according to our national flag and serve with pride of being an Indian!!! " Jai Hind ".




Linking this recipe with sharan's " Celebrating Independence Day " and Preeti's " Jashn - E - Azzadi "



8 comments:

  1. Wow superb.... Happy Independence day....

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  2. Colorful and perfectly done! Coconut rice is my favorite :) Thanks for sending this recipe to my event :), I have linked it.

    Wish to expect some more entries from you..

    Cheers,
    Sharanya
    www.vigsha.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow.. Superb tempting rice with coconut aroma and look so colorful...
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe in my event:)

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  4. Nice tricolour rice ... Happy independence day

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  5. very nice...Happy Independence Day :)

    http://eezy-kitchen.blogspot.com/

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  6. like the independence day treat priya :)

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