Coconut milk rice or Thengai Paal sadam can be made in two types, Chennai or Coimbatore. This recipe is from Coimbatore, Chennai version is slightly different. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law. It is easy to make and tastes heavenly!!!!!.
1 medium tomato
1" piece ginger chopped
Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker. This dish has to be made in pressure cooker coz slight moisture should be retained in the rice which increases the taste of rice... Add cardamom seeds( U can buy the seeds from Indian grocers or u can crush cardamom and use the seeds) and chopped ginger. Fry for 5 mts, add Onion fry till the onions turn translucent. Add chopped tomatoes, saute till the tomatoes get mushy. Add washed basmati rice to the onion tomato mixture. Add coconut milk and water. Finally add salt, close cooker lid and leave it for two whistles on medium heat. Remove from heat allow to cool down. Open the cooker before serving and transfer to serving bowl.