Thursday, November 16, 2006

Kobbari Annam / Coconut Rice (using electric cooker)




Ingredients:

*Basmati rice - 5 rice cups (cup - which is given with electric rice cooker)

Oil and Ghee or butter - 2 tbsp each

*Whole spices - {Whole cloves - 5 no, Cardamom - 5 no, Cinnamon stick - 2 inch, Bay leaf - 5 no.}

Cashews - small handful

Green chillies - 8 no (wash and slit length wise by keeping intact)

Onion - 1 no. (sliced thinly)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp each

Turmeric - one pinch
Coriander leave
s and Mint leaves - handful each (chopped finely)

Measured liquid - { Water - 6 and 1/2 rice cups + lite coconut milk - 1 rice cup + salt - 2 tsp} - mix all these and keep aside until needed.

Proceed:

1) Take a wide pan which holds rice when u fry it. Heat oil and ghee on medium heat. When it is heated add whole spices fry a little to release flavours but not to burn.

2) Add cashews and green chillies fry both (keep it covered, otherwise oil will spill on you.)

3) Add sliced onion fry until light golden color.

4) Add gg paste , coriander and mint leaves fry again on medium-low , add turmeric.

{Mean while measure rice, wash it 3 times, discard water} and on medium heat add rice gently mix until water disappears, keep mixing lightly and put these everything in Electric rice cooker. Add measured liquid mix and switch to cook.

5) When it is finished cooking it goes to standby position, now switch it off. Please do not open the lid. after 10 mins wipe the lid with cloth and close again, do this way for every 10 mins until you waited 30 mins after stand by.*** Lastly fluff it with fork and Serve.

Serve with Nunne Vankaya or Aloo Kurma.

Notes:

1) We are not using entire coconut milk tin in this recipe, only as mentioned above, remaining tin liquid you still can keep in freezer in plastic container and freeze. when you needed just put out side 1 hr before you start cooking . In this way you are not wasting.

2) By using lite coconut milk you are ensured you are eating light fat food by compared to other coconut milk tins in the market. tastes still yummy.

3) I personally prefer Kohinoor Basmati rice, why it's gives nice aroma and the rice after cooking it won't stick if you do it my way, the grains are separated.

4) When u are serving rice, it's better to remove whole garam masala stuff before u serve.

Meanings:

Kobbari = Coconut

Aloo = Potato

Vankaya = Eggplant

Tip:

I use fresh ingredients like fresh ginger and garlic paste (hand made) not store bought bottle stuff. So if you are cooking my style I would recommend do it from scratch and get the authentic taste of Andhra...... remember I increased and decreased temperature, we shouldn't burn the gg paste as always where ever I say add gg paste reduce the heat to low and fry and increase when you add the next step.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu

49 comments:

sree said...

Thanks for the recipe. I was yearning for coconut rice for quite some time now :).

Tried your recipe and came out really well.

thanks,

Rajani said...

Hi Sree,

Thanks for letting me know and I am glad it turned out well for u.

cheers
rajani.

dis is gopi said...

hai rajani,
i just saw this kobbari annam its good to learn from you , i just prepared tomato pappu from your recipe bcas i know little so i opted your site the taste was good.now iam far from home now in qatar so i will be searching for other items also on this site.any how thank you
gopikrishna.

Rajani said...

Hi Gopi,
Welcome to my blog. Thanks for your lovely comments. Do try other recipes and let me know how it turned out for u.

cheers
rajani

dis is gopi said...

hi rajani,
i will try your next item kobbari annam.and will tell you the results
regards
gopi

నాగరాజా said...

చాలా బాగుంది. థాంక్స్.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Nagaraja,
Thanks for your feed back............I am glad it turned out great.

cheers
rajani

Rajesh J said...

Recipe super vundi andi..same maa amma cheppinattu.....cheers to you..

Raj

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Rajesh,
Thank you for your comments.

cheers
rajani

Vinod said...

hi ma'am thanks for de wonderful recipe info we made an excellent job today. we bachelors had invited our boss for dinner n we did al chicken recipe lookin at ur blog.. n finally recipe we made came out too tasty n our boss appreciated us a lot tat we make tis good food..:):) newaz al credits goes to u thanks again :)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vinod,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad you guys liked it a lot.

cheers
rajani

geetha said...

Hai rajani garu..
Thanks for the recipe..oka doubt..
coconut milk packed vee vadalaa
leka kobbarikaya grind chesinavi kuda vadochaa?

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Geetha,

Rendu vadachu, kani maku ikada tin lo dorukuthundi, so adi ayite inka easy no need to buy coconut and grinding stuff, manaki recipe lo 1 rice cup vadenu migitavi freezer lo pettukovachu, Malli epudaina cheyali anipiste chesukovachu migilina milk tho, defrost chesi. Meeku edi veelu ayite adi cheyandi.

cheers
rajani

Rashmi said...

Hi Rajani,

I am very new to Andra Cooking I just search in google and choose one of the result and just go bys that....I guess I was blessed to get your blog today.....as i said I cook only thru net surff....I have seen a lot of people just giving the recipe....but the best thing that I saw in your blog is you give tips in that....which is really good..it just that you write everything that you felt is and was important when you cooked that particular dish....that actually very important and leads the cooking in a right direction...

I really compliment you for this as it just different and more than being outstanding its really really helpful....

Keep it going and do help people like us who need this kinda guide.... :)

Have a gr8 day!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a ton again... :)

Rashmi

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Rashmi,

Thanks for leaving valuable comments about my blog.
When I am really down in doing blogging it really you guys who uplifts my spirits. Thanks for that. I am glad you dropped by at my space..............

cheers
rajani

divya said...

Thanks Rajani for the recepie.I dont like anything made with coconut but i thought may be i will give it a try and it really turned out veryy well .

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Divya,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad it turned out great. I don't like coconut added in many dishes for some it's ok.

cheers
rajani

Sumathi said...

Hi rajini,
Its really fantastic.Thanks a lot.Please keep on posting new varieties.I'm big fan of your blog.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sumathi,

Thanks for your feed back, I assume you made it. Feels good that you are fan of my blog :-)

cheers
rajani

dinesh babu said...

thanks for the recipie. but u missed the salt. where do u need to add the salt.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Dinesh,

I haven't missed the salt it's in measured liquid. Thanks for dropping by.

cheers
rajani

Vamsi said...

I seen a lots of posts to make Kobbari annam,this seems to be the easiest.Will try it

Vamsi

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vamsi,

Hope it works well for you, do leave your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Maithili Bala said...

Thanks for sharing Your Recipe!!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Maithili,

Let me know how it went for you........

cheers
rajani

archana said...

Hi rajani garu,

i love your blog. really the dishes reminds me my moms cooking.

i have one doubt in this coconut rice. do we need add garam masala to this? today i am trying your recipe :-)

Thanks
Archana

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Archana,

Sorry for late reply, I kept comment moderation by blog owner, thought how come I am not getting any comments in my mail id, just now signed in and saw all the comments which I have to publish, really sorry.....

for your query we add only whole garam masala (or whole spices). I guess by now you might have tried. Let me know the results.

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

You are welcome. I am glad it turned out good.

cheers
rajani

Anita said...

Rajini Garu - thanks very much for your recipes, it is much appreciated to learn how easy it is to make food the way Mom used to make...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anita,

Thanks for your lovely comments. Yup, they got some knack in cooking style, can't beat them..........

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipe..my in laws r coming dwn 4 the first time n i am going to try this one :)..so wish me luck n am sure with ur detail notes n tips..it comes out well :)

couldnt stop myself from appreciating ur detailed recipe..
thanks once again..
-harika

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Harika,

I think I am bit late for wishing you luck. So how is it?

cheers
rajani

jag said...

Easy & simple.I liked it.Thanks Rajani.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Jag,

yup, no need to make coconut milk from scratch. I am glad it tasted nice. Thanks for leaving your feedback.

cheers
rajani

Manju said...

Hi Rajani,

Coconut rice was one of my favourites, but I wasn't aware of the preparation process as I am quite new to cooking. I have gone through your blog yesterday and tried the recipe. It came out well; me and my hubby enjoyed our lunch with Coconut Rice + Chicken curry... I have also decided to try your other recipes as I have no idea of many of them... I really appreciate your efforts in trying the recipes and publishing them for people like us to try... Last but not the least, many thanks Rajani...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Manju,

thanks for your feed back. I am glad you guys have enjoyed.

cheers
rajani

ninjaturtle said...

Hi ..I am just wondering what goes with coconut rice.. my husband is not a big fan of aloo so.. can you please give me some suggestions..thanks so much..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi NJ,

may be bagara baingan or kodi kura.

cheers
rajani.

shisha said...

it can served with chiken curry as well, its a great combination :)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Shisha,

ya it is true!!!!!!!!

cheers
rajani

Kumar said...

We followed your instructions step by step carefully and finally
We made your kobbari annam and truly it was incredible and the best ever.Perfect combo with aloo kurma.
Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for this wonderful recipe .We are a great fan of your cooking recipes.
We are happy and thankful for sharing your cooking knowledge with us.
Thanks a lot.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Kumar,

I am glad you liked it. thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

hi rajani,
the presentation of receipe is very nice. to day am going to try it with capsicum curry. Navrada

Surekha said...

Hi Rajani,
I really like your blog a looooot.
Whenever I feel like cooking my childhood favorite dishes,I will browse your recipes and also cook a few of them LOL...that's because of my 2 year old LO.
I don't have time to cook elaborate dishes everyday and prefer to cook easy flavored rice dishes.Actually I saw your recipe very long back but as I still remember your recipe, I brought coconut milk from Indian Stores and waiting to prepare mouth watering KOBBARI ANNAM today.
I know it will turn out really good.In the past I tried your thotakura pappu,Bisibele bhath recipes and they are my anytime favorites!!!!!
Thank you so much Rajani garu for giving us many delicious recipes.

Surekha said...

Could you pls tell me how many cups of rice is required for 3 people for lunch and dinner?
I normally use 2.5 cups raw rice in a measuring cup-235 ml
This quantity is good enough for 3 people to eat for lunch and dinner.

Awaiting your reply.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Surekha,

that's sounds good to me if you are using ponni rice.
for us two I normally cook 2 rice cups of measure for dinner.

Thanks for your lovely comments earlier.

cheers
rajani

surekha said...

I had my lunch as coconut rice just now.mmmm it's so delicious. My 3 year old is saying super after first spoon : ) I took a pic of the outcome.don't have any option in comments to share pic with other users.I'll email to you and you can find a way to display here.
Rajani garu many thanks for the yummy coconut rice

prasad said...

Rajani garu,

Very taste dish, I liked very much . thanks for your dishes.

Prasad