This recipe is my MIL's version of putting left overs to good use. We had rice left over from the other day and grated coconut from the time we made modaks for Ganesh Chaturthi. I intended to submit this to the WBB: Leftovers but again was bogged down by exams.
All you need for this recipe is
2 cups of cooked leftover rice
1 cup freshly grated coconut
3 tsp finely chopped green coriander/cilantro
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp split white urad dal
4-5 green chilies
a pinch of asafoetida/hing
1. Heat 2 tsp of oil and add mustard to it. When it splutters, add the urad dal, asafoetida and green chilies, saute for 2 minutes and add the grated coconut to it.
2. Saute for 3-4 minutes till it turns slightly golden and add the rice, mix properly and cook it on a slow flame for 5-10 minutes.
3. Remove and serve hot garnished with coriander and with some green chutney.