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Coconut Rice and Kaala Chole (Cho-lay)

Coconut Rice & Kaala Chole
A Yummy Combo
… you will agree is one match made in every discerning kitchen ;) A small walk down memory lane for the coconut rice - my mom made this on full moon days along with other “Kalandha saadhums” or mixed rice like Puliodarai and Curd rice. At that time Thengai Saadhum or coconut rice was my favorite. Amma would make these rice in big wide mouthed bowls and Nilla Shappadu wss a huge event at our home- An event that evoked excitement and lip-smacking anticipation. We would sit around amma with our palms cupped for our mouthful and she would go around feeding each of us one – We managed our own fired appalams. No amount seemed enough, perhaps because of the person, nay angel, who took such delight in feeding us. Her happiness always seemed reflective of ours – She has been gone for 3 years now, but her loving memory lingers on along with all the discerning tastes for food that she created in us. So this one’s for you Ma…

Kaala Chole3
Kaala Chole3
 Chole
Ingredients 
 2 cups of Kaala chole soaked for 1 whole day (calculate from the time you soak it)
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 big red onion
3-4 cloves of garlic
3 green chilies
1 dry red cayenne pepper
1 thin, 1-inch stick of cinnamon
3 bay leaves
3 cloves
5-7 kernels of cardamom
1 tsp of black whole pepper
2 tsp of olive oil
Kaala Chole
Kaala Chole 3
Preparation
Pressure cook soaked Chole
Cut the onions – big is fine
Add all the spices and tomato sauce and let them all cook in a pan with 2 tsp of olive oil – please add the salt too at this time
Cool and grind – This will be your gravy -
In a big pot mix the gravy and the chole and let them boil for a while.
If after adding the chole, you require more salt, go ahead and add some more
Remove from flame and serve hot with Coconut Rice or Chappatis


Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice
Ingredients
1 cup of rice, cooked soft but separate
2 cups grated coconut
2 green chilies sliced
1tbsp urad dal
1tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Curry leaves
½ a handful of cashews
¼ tsp of asafoetida
1 tsp of olive oil
Coconut Rice
CR2
Preparation
In the oil, pop the mustard seeds
Add the other ingredients and lastly the coconut
Fry for a 2-3 minutes
Add salt
Add the cashews last if you are using already roasted ones
Take a wide bowl and take a small amount of rice and some coconut and mix small portions at a time – served with hot Chole and/or appalams
CR&C
Coconut Rice &Chole
CR&KC

Sending this to the following events
Gayathri's Cook Spot's Event
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Taste Of Pearl City's AWED Event
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Priya's(Mharro Rajasthan)and Aipi's (US Masala)Bookmarked recipes (sorry could not  load blog to make live link) and Zesty Flavor's Spring Event


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Coconut Rice and Kaala Chole (Cho-lay)

Coconut Rice & Kaala Chole
A Yummy Combo
… you will agree is one match made in every discerning kitchen ;) A small walk down memory lane for the coconut rice - my mom made this on full moon days along with other “Kalandha saadhums” or mixed rice like Puliodarai and Curd rice. At that time Thengai Saadhum or coconut rice was my favorite. Amma would make these rice in big wide mouthed bowls and Nilla Shappadu wss a huge event at our home- An event that evoked excitement and lip-smacking anticipation. We would sit around amma with our palms cupped for our mouthful and she would go around feeding each of us one – We managed our own fired appalams. No amount seemed enough, perhaps because of the person, nay angel, who took such delight in feeding us. Her happiness always seemed reflective of ours – She has been gone for 3 years now, but her loving memory lingers on along with all the discerning tastes for food that she created in us. So this one’s for you Ma…

Kaala Chole3
Kaala Chole3
 Chole
Ingredients 
 2 cups of Kaala chole soaked for 1 whole day (calculate from the time you soak it)
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 big red onion
3-4 cloves of garlic
3 green chilies
1 dry red cayenne pepper
1 thin, 1-inch stick of cinnamon
3 bay leaves
3 cloves
5-7 kernels of cardamom
1 tsp of black whole pepper
2 tsp of olive oil
Kaala Chole
Kaala Chole 3
Preparation
Pressure cook soaked Chole
Cut the onions – big is fine
Add all the spices and tomato sauce and let them all cook in a pan with 2 tsp of olive oil – please add the salt too at this time
Cool and grind – This will be your gravy -
In a big pot mix the gravy and the chole and let them boil for a while.
If after adding the chole, you require more salt, go ahead and add some more
Remove from flame and serve hot with Coconut Rice or Chappatis


Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice
Ingredients
1 cup of rice, cooked soft but separate
2 cups grated coconut
2 green chilies sliced
1tbsp urad dal
1tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Curry leaves
½ a handful of cashews
¼ tsp of asafoetida
1 tsp of olive oil
Coconut Rice
CR2
Preparation
In the oil, pop the mustard seeds
Add the other ingredients and lastly the coconut
Fry for a 2-3 minutes
Add salt
Add the cashews last if you are using already roasted ones
Take a wide bowl and take a small amount of rice and some coconut and mix small portions at a time – served with hot Chole and/or appalams
CR&C
Coconut Rice &Chole
CR&KC

Sending this to the following events
Gayathri's Cook Spot's Event
Logo for event
Taste Of Pearl City's AWED Event
awedlogo
Priya's(Mharro Rajasthan)and Aipi's (US Masala)Bookmarked recipes (sorry could not  load blog to make live link) and Zesty Flavor's Spring Event


its_spring-12372

53 comments:

Mary said...

This looks incredibly delicious!!!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy looking dish:)

Radhika said...

Chole with coconut rice? Arjun's next on the wishlist is chole Batura. Will try this combo when I make it. Beautiful clicks.

kitchen queen said...

delicious thenga sadam and lovely kala channa combination.

Rajani said...

I walked down memeory lane with you in this post...We are planning to recreate the Nila sappadu for our kids this Holi weekend!
Coconut rice nad kala channa-sounds an intersting combination.

Raji said...

Such a wonderful combo...both of these are my fav..thenga sadam I can eat almost daily..love it so much.

TipsNDeals said...

very delicious!! thanx for leaving ur comm on mava..I'm following u with the name of Neetu Srivastava,can u see me know??

Prathibha said...

Yummy combo..love both of them...

Priya Sreeram said...

nilachoru--sigh, miss those sweet days ! Priya lovely post & fab clicks !!

Archana said...

Lovely dishes! I am hungry can you hear my tummy growling?

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Coconut rice and chhole looks delicious and tempting. I feel like having it now.

Edible Art said...

one word : yummm !

Mina Joshi said...

What a lovely dish associated with your childhood memories !!!!Love the chole dish.

Paaka Shaale said...

Loved the coconut rice and chole combo. Unusual but I'm sure it's mind blowing :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yummy looking coconut rice and kadala(chana) curry. Absolutely delicious!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Love this wonderful combo,very nice recipes...

Tina said...

delicious rice n chole...

Anita Gupta said...

wow...i love this. looks delish! and your photography is lovely :)!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Delicious combo !!! Coconut rice and chole looks delicious and yummy !!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Nila soru/Kai Saapadu... Oh.. How I miss those days... :(
Lovely coconut ricee.. This combo is awesome..

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Rekha shoban said...

nice coconut rice....never had with kaala chole...nice presentation!

savitha ramesh said...

Thats ,cute looking rice and the chole makes it exotic.love the colou and flavour.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious and flavorful rice,lovely combo.

Priya said...

Both coconut rice and chole looks truly inviting,fabulous pair..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very delicious combination. Thanks for sending..

Smitha said...

what an yummy combo....if you have someleft mail it to moi!....quick!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delightful combination. Looks so delicious. Loved the coconut rice .
Deepa

sweethome said...

Wonderful combo and an amazing presentation

Vidhya said...

Delicious combo.Both the dishes look awesome.

Gayathri Anand said...

that's a wonderful childhood memories ..me too miss those Nila soru ...and a new combination of coconut rice and kadala curry ...looks delicious ..

Pushpa said...

Awesome combination looks delicious.

schmetterlingwords said...

Lovely looking coconut rice and wonderful combination with channa... Yes, amma is an angel.. am sorry for your mother.. but, she'll live forever in your memories :-)

Shanavi said...

Seriously the platter looks filled and an incredibly awesome meal U've put out there.. Damn good presentation this time

Smita said...

Kala chole recipe is yummm !! i Love it... cocnut rice I have never tried but after this recipe.. i would sure give it a try ....

Swathi said...

Looks wonderful awesome combo.

divya said...

OMG what an awesome color. lovely clicks.

Pavithra said...

Awesome combination .. both are my fav looks absolutely yumm :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a lovely and great combination dear, never knew they would go together, but now it seems like they are made for each other :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a lovely and great combination dear, never knew they would go together, but now it seems like they are made for each other :)

Sunshine said...

i never heard of coconut rice before. This is very new to me . Looks very nice and delicious!
www.kankanasaxena.net

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I just so happen to like all the ingredients in the recipe. Your dish looks great! :-)

~Ron

Vaishali Sharma said...

Kale Chole looks awesome!

Do send ur entries for "Spring Event" before 30th March :)

chef_d said...

Yummy, both of this dishes look delicious!

sanjeeta kk said...

That is a very lovely combo, both the recipes look delicious! Beautiful blog, best wishes.

Lite Bite

Prajusha said...

firs time here..
everythign looks yummy. great combo.
i like dur pic presentation.
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Green Girl said...

your coconut rice is so flavorful. love it. thanks for sharing

saffronstreaks said...

loved the kaale chhole, it looks awesome. definitely a gr8 combo, with coconut rice

gowri said...

Brought back wonderful memories - I wish I could be there to partake of the lovely food you've put out!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

curry n the rice looks perfecto.. nice clicks n well presented!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Beautiful presentation, looks very inviting, and offcourse delicious combination. Thank you for sending it to AWED.

Suchi said...

kala chole looks sumptuous and loved your presentation!

Eva said...

That sounds amazing, and the photos are so beautiful too! I am obsessed with coconut rice, and this recipe sounds awesome. Will have to try it :)

Mani said...

Sweetheart, you know I love thaangai saadhum and chole. The two together are out of this world. Thanks amma for teaching her this.

 

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