Friday, May 25, 2018

Coconut Salan | Coconut Curry Recipe | Side dish for Biryani/Pulav/Fried Rice

Hi Supermoms,

I am always excited to create new and interesting  side dishes. Pongal - Chutney is a world famous combination. In my last post, I shared my twist to the traditional Pongal - The Pongal Fried Rice. Many of you have already tried it and shared your amazing feedback. 

When I cooked the Pongal Fried Rice for lunch , I wanted to serve it along with a new and tasty side dish. So gave a make over to the coconut chutney and thus was born 'coconut salan' . 

It was loved by my family and I am so excited to share this simple and  delicious recipe with you all. I am sure you are equally excited to try .

Coconut Salan :

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

To be ground :

1/2 cup fresh coconut ( roughly chopped or grated)
2 teaspoon roasted gram ( optional)
1 small onion OR 3-4 shallots ( chopped)
2 small garlic pods ( peeled)
2-3  green chillies ( chopped)

Other ingredients :

2 teaspoons ghee or oil ( of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder 
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder ( optional)
1/4 cup thick curd ( whisked) 
salt to taste 
1 sprig curry leaves ( optional)

Method :

1. Add all the ingredients given under ' to be ground' into the jar of a mixer.
2. Add 1/4 cup water and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
3. Grind it to a fine paste adding more water if required.
4. Set it aside.

5. In a small bowl, add curd and whisk well.
6. Add the Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder ( if adding ) into the curd and mix well. 
7. Heat ghee/oil in a kadai/small wok over low flame and when hot add the curd mixture.
Chef tip : You can temper with curry leaves before adding the curd mixture. 
8. Cook over low flame, continuously stirring for 2-3 minutes.
9. Now add the ground coconut mixture and allow it to simmer for another 5-7 minutes only .
Chef tip : You can add more curd/buttermilk  if you like. 
10. Switch off. 

Your delicious coconut salan is now ready to be served with any variety rice .

Coconut Salan

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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