Coconut Rice and Kaala Choley or Channa

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Coconut Rice and Kaala Choley or Channa
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 Tablespoon of Suvaiyana North Indian Garam Masala
2 tsp of olive oil
Kaala Chole
Kaala Chole 3
Preparation
Pressure cook soaked Chole
Cut the onions – big is fine
Add the spice powder 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
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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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Posted on

March 15, 2011

52 Comments

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

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  2. delicious thenga sadam and lovely kala channa combination.

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  3. 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.

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

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

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  6. Yummy combo..love both of them…

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  7. nilachoru–sigh, miss those sweet days ! Priya lovely post & fab clicks !!

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

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  9. 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.

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

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

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

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  13. delicious rice n chole…

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

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

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

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

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  18. Delicious and flavorful rice,lovely combo.

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

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  20. Very delicious combination. Thanks for sending..

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

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  22. Wonderful combo and an amazing presentation

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  23. Delicious combo.Both the dishes look awesome.

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

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  25. Awesome combination looks delicious.

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  26. 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 :-)

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

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  28. 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 ….

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  29. Looks wonderful awesome combo.

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  30. OMG what an awesome color. lovely clicks.

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

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

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

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

    ~Ron

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  35. Kale Chole looks awesome!

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

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  36. Yummy, both of this dishes look delicious!

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

    Lite Bite

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

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

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

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

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

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  43. kala chole looks sumptuous and loved your presentation!

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  44. 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 :)

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  45. 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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