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Coconut Milk Rice and Egg Peas Masala – Thengai Paal Soru and Muttai Pattani Masala


  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 60m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

A delicious lunch combo recipe perfect for a lunch box. Coconut Milk Rice and Egg Peas Masala. Recipe with video.


Ingredients

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Coconut Milk Rice – Thengai Paal Soru

1.5 cups basmati rice
3 tablespoon groundnut oil
2 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 small piece kalpasi (stone flower / moss)
1 star anise
3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 cup onions, sliced
1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
4 green chillies, slit
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1.5 teaspoon rock salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoon mint leaves, chopped
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
1 cup thick coconut milk
2 cups water

Egg Peas Masala – Muttai Pattani Masala

2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
3 sprigs curry leaves, chopped
1 cup onions, sliced
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1.5 tablespoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon rock salt
1/2 teaspoon  sugar
1.5 cup  tomatoes, finely chopped
3 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped (divided)
1 cup green peas
1/2 cup water
5 eggs, boiled


Instructions

Coconut Milk Rice

Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside. Use good quality basmati rice and the links for the same can be found above.
Take a pressure pan ( I have used a 5 liter pressure pan) and add in the oil. Add in the bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, kalpasi, star anise and fennel seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Add a few curry leaves. Add in the sliced onions and the ginger garlic paste. Add in the green chillies. If you like a spicy pulao, adjust the green chillies according to your taste. Saute till the onions are soft.
Once the onions are soft, add in the chopped tomatoes and the salt. Add in the garam masala. Mix well to combine. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Add in the mint leaves and the coriander leaves. Saute for a minute.
Add in the coconut milk and the water. We have used 1.5 cups of basmati rice and 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 cups of water. Since coconut milk is a little thick, 2 cups of water is necessary for the pulao to cook. Else it might scorch at the bottom. Mix well. Let it come to a boil.
Add in the soaked and drained rice to the pressure pan. Cover the pressure cooker with a lid and let it cook for 2 whistles or 5-6 minutes on a medium low flame. After the said time, remove the cooker from heat and wait for the pressure to settle. Once the pressure settles, open the cooker and mix gently. The coconut milk rice is ready.

Egg Peas Masala

Take a pan and add in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Coconut oil is very flavourful and aromatic in this masala. If you do not like coconut oil, you can use any oil you like. Add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and the curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds.
Add in the sliced onions and the ginger garlic paste. Add in the green chillies. Adjust the green chillies  according to your taste. Saute till the onions are soft.
Add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, coriander powder and rock salt. Add in a little sugar to balance the taste. Saute for a few seconds.
Add in the finely chopped tomatoes and finely chopped coriander leaves. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Mash with a potato masher so the tomatoes are mushy and form a thick masala. Add in the green peas. Add about half a cup of water for the green peas to cook. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the green peas are soft.
In the meantime, hard boil the eggs and set aside. peel the shell and make little gashes on the egg so the masalas can penetrate. Add the prepared eggs to the pan. Mix well to combine. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for two more minutes so the egg masala can penetrate into the egg. Finally sprinkle little coriander leaves and remove the pan from heat. Egg Masala is ready.

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 45m

Keywords: Coconut Milk Rice and Egg Peas Masala