Serves: 4
Cooking time (approx.): 8 minutes
Style: South Indian Vegetarian

4 teacup(s) cooked long grain rice (called Basmati rice in India)
2 teacup(s) grated coconut
1 teaspoon(s) mustard seeds
2 teaspoon(s) each of split black gram and split bengal gram
½ teaspoon(s) asafoetida
4 green chilli(es) chopped
2 red chilli(es) broken into bits
4 tablespoon(s) butter or ghee (clarified butter)
a few curry leaves and salt to taste
a handful of fried cashewnuts to garnish.

Heat butter / ghee (clarified butter) on medium level in a large heavy-bottomed vessel for about 2 minute(s). Add the mustard seeds and fry till they splutter.
Now add the grams, red chilli bits, asafoetida and fry for a few seconds till the grams turn light brown. Add the chopped green chilli(es), curry leaves and the grated coconut. Saute on medium / low heat for about 4 minutes till the coconut is light brown in color.
Add the rice and salt to the coconut mixture and mix well. Keep on low heat for 2 minute(s) or till the rice is flavored with the coconut mixture. Garnish with fried cashewnut bits.
Suggestion: Great way to use left-over rice.

Serve hot immediately with: Kerala Mixed Vegetable Stew (Kerala Vegetable Stew) or any other curries of your choice.

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