Thengai Paal Sadam or Coconut Milk Pulao is a deliciously aromatic, mildly spiced one pot rice dish that is easy to prepare in a jiffy.
Coconut milk is cooked along with the rice in a pressure cooker and later garnished with ghee fried cashew nuts. Coconut milk is easy to prepare at home and can be stored up to 4 days in a airtight jar in the fridge. It can be used for a variety of dishes like stews, curries and even eaten along with appams.
How to make Coconut Milk at home : Add freshly grated coconut to a mixer and add a little water. Grind the coconut for a minute and turn off the mixer. Squeeze out the milk from the coconut, this makes the thick coconut milk. Put the shredded coconut back into the mixer and add some more water and grind for a minute and turn off. Squeeze the shredded coconut again and the milk that you get now is the thin coconut milk.
Serve Thengai Paal Sadam for your everyday meals along with Navratan Korma, Kerala Parotta and Palak Raita. You can also make this dish for a weekday dinner and serve it with your choice of raita.
If you like this recipe, here a few more Rice Recipes that you can make for your Lunch Box or everyday meals:
- Thengai Sadam Recipe (A Quick and Healthy Coconut Rice)
- Carrot Rice Recipe (Spiced Carrot Pulao)
- Mixed Vegetable Pulao (Pilaf) Recipe