My first post this year. I am back after a lovely vacation with my Family last 2 weeks of December 2017. We as a family spent quality time in Boracay enjoying all the water sports. I enjoyed Parasailing the most. A memorable experience for me. Weather was perfect although there were few showers here and there. We even enjoyed the local vegetarian food that was easily available at our resort. The best part of our journey was we used all three modes of transport in a single day (Land,air and water).
My first post this year is for the upcoming Sankranthi festival next week. My contribution for our 126th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Sankranthi is this simple and yummy tenginkayi chitranna / grated coconut rice that can be whipped up in a short time.
Sankranthi, or Makara Sankranti, is a harvest festival in Karnataka as is the case in other parts of India. Sankranthi is celebrated when sun transcends from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. Sankranthi means ‘change of direction’ and is based on solar event and it also marks the arrival of Spring Season. Uttarayana, the day time of Devas, begins from Sankranthi and the next six months are considered highly auspicious.
This is one of the rice variety we have as a part of the festive meal.
Recipe for Tenginkayi Chitranna / Tengai Sadam / Grated Coconut Rice
1 Cup Cooked Rice
3/4 Cup Grated Coconut
1Tsp finely Chopped Ginger
3 Green Chillies slit
3 Red Chillies roughly torn
Salt to Taste
1 Tsp Channa Dal
1 Tsp Urad Dal (Split)
1 Tsp Mustard / Sasive
2 Tsp Oil
1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida
Wash the rice thoroughly and cook . Ensure it is soft and fluffy. Allow the cooked rice to cool completely.
Heat oil in a wide bottom pan. Add channa dal and Urad dal. Once they turn slightly brown add finely chopped ginger and saute for a few seconds. Now add mustard , hing, green chillies and red chillies and mix well. Once the mustrad splutters add cashews , curry leaves and roast till they turn slightly brown. Once add grated coconut and mix well. Switch off the flame after 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked rice and salt to taste and mix well.
Serve with papadum, sandige or fryums and enjoy!!!!!!!!
Wish you all a very Happy Snakranthi!!!!!!!!!