Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thengaipal Sadham / Coconut Milk Pulao | Indian Rice Recipes

A simple rice dish that is rich and delicious. Perhaps those words are  just enough to introduce this tasty Thengaipal (Coconut Milk) Sadham. With just a few ingredients it is truly a mystical food. I made this for lunch the other day with Vegetable Kurma. Great Pair I would say!
Recipe source - Mother-in-law
Serves - 3
Rice - 1-1/2 cups
Thick Coconut milk from can - 1 cup (See notes below)
Water - 2 cups
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 cup - sliced
Garlic  - 5 cloves - sliced
Green chillies - 2
Salt - to taste

Wash and soak rice in water for 15 mins. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and splutter the cumin seeds and green chillis. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion turns light brown. Add coriander powder, salt and mix well. Add the coconut milk, water along with the drained rice. Cover and cook for 2 whistles. Serve with any spicy kurma of your choice.
If using home made coconut milk, add 2 cups coconut milk with 1 cup water. If not cooking in pressure cooker, cover and cook for 15 minutes in medium-high heat.
Linking it to Priya's Vegan Thursdays.


  1. Simple yet delicious looking dish. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. deliciously flavoured and presented

  3. This pulao is one of my favourite, simple yet great when paired with a spicy curry. Happy new year to you :) wishing you a healthy and hearty new year

  4. Flavourful rice recipe Krithi.. do join my event below..looking for our delicious recipes....
    Thanking you
    Event Name : “Dish-it-out” – “Light Dinners”


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