How to make Coconut and Rice Parantha -

Super way to use up leftover rice – mix it with coconut and masalas to stuff paranthe.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल), Leftover cooked rice

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Breads

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Coconut and Rice Parantha

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Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Coconut and Rice Parantha Recipe

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Leftover cooked rice 1 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for shallow-frying

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 5

  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Basil leaves chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Add half cup water and knead into soft dough.

Step 2

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté for two minutes. Add rice and mash properly. Add salt, basil leaves and coconut and mix well.

Step 3

Add lemon juice and mix. Cool down to room temperature.

Step 4

Divide the dough into equal portions. Roll each portion into thick roti and place a portion of stuffing in the centre. Gather the edges and press lightly to seal, roll into balls and roll each ball into a thick parantha.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick tawa.

Step 6

Place each parantha on hot tawa, drizzle oil and shallow-fry, turning sides, till both sides are golden brown.

Step 7

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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