Thursday, April 2, 2009

Coconut Stew/Kobbari Pulusu

Coconut Stew
Growing up as Southern Bella, coconut is something that is used on a daily basis, be it in chutneys,stews or rice items it's a qunitessencial ingriedent for daily cooking, the easy with which coconut meat is scrapped and how quickly it was turned into a mouth watering concostion is quite a wonderful thing.Well on the other side of the world where I currently live getting fresh coconut is a matter of luck.Groceries stores here carry coconuts that are like years old. With many coconuts gone bad learnt to use alernatvies like coconut cream,cocnut milk found in Asian/Chinese stores. Well must say it comes close to tasting like fresh coconut.

Today receipe is cocnut stew eaten with rice, quick and delicious to eat.
Ingredients
1 small coconut cream can or 1 cup of grated coconut
2 tb Sesame seeds
3-4 garlic pods
tamrind size of 2 quaters, add water and sqeeze the pulp to make it about 2 cups
a pinch Turmeric
1 tbsp sugar


For seasoning
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Jeera
1 tbsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Urad Dal
3-4 Red Chilies
10 curry leaves
pinch of Hing


Process
1.Grind sesasme seeds into a fine powder,remove and keep a side
2. Grind coconut and garlic into a fine paste
3. Add sesame seeds powder to the above and grind once again into a fine paste
4. In a pan add a tbsp of oil and heat,when oil is hot add all the ingredinets of seasoning
5. Add tarmind juice,salt, tumeric and allow to boil
6. Once tamrind juice starts to boil, add coconut garlic paste and allow to boil on simmer for about 5-8 minutes
7. Add a table of sugar and adjust salt accordingly.


Remove for heat and serve hot with rice.

Happy Spring Everyone !!!

Sreelu

9 comments:

Rajesh &Shankari said...

An entirely new dish to me- I like the addition of sesame, love the flavor.

Cynthia said...

This looks wickedly good :)

Sailaja said...

Wow what an entry! I am definately going to try this.
Lovely picture.

-Sailaja

Sreelu said...

@Shanks, try it you will love it.

Cynthia, it is wickedly good, I end up eating a lot more then I should when I make this.

Sailaja, give it a try.

Asha said...

Love the pot and the Pulusu, so yummy to look at, must try.

Yeah, as a fellow southie, we can't get away from coconut any sooner. Coconut just makes everything so delicious! I am so grateful for canned coconut we get here, gives a smooth sauce every time! :D

Rina said...

Never heard kobbari pulusu Sri...Though we use fresh Coconut paste or Coconut milk some times in curried dishes, never tried this Stew...Seems to be delicious...Definetly the tamarind addition will brighten up the flavour and taste here...love the pot and colour of the pics...

A_and_N said...

This is just awesome. I'm trying it out for lunch right now!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very interesting........will the coconut milk curdle when adding it to the hot tamarind juice?

Sreelu said...

Sailaja, No cocnut milk will not curdle,actually its like coconut paste so it will be ok.

 
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