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Coconut Rice - Thenga sadham - Simple rice recipe

I seldom do this rice. Normally kids has long day at schools on Friday. Today being last day for the term 1 they came home early. I didn't plan it right so I run out of all vegetables. Left with coconut only. It is their favourite anyway (I don't eat coconut I don't like the taste) So decided to do Coconut rice ( I had some left over from yesterday :-)). My kids enjoyed it. My son told me I am missing good stuff in my life!!!

Ingredients:
Raw Rice – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Dru Red chilli – 2 (break it into 2)
Green chilli – 2 (slit it into 2)
Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon
Asafetida– ¼ teaspoon
Cashew nut – 1 tablespoon
Oil – 4 or 5 teaspoons
Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 string
Fried Applam - 3
Coriander leaves - 2 teaspoon
Peanut - 2 Teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

Method:
Cook rice till soft (But not mushy). Put it in a plate or broad vessel and spread it.
Sprinkle one or two teaspoon oil over it.In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add Bengal gram dhal and fry till it turns light brown.
Add cashew nuts, Peanut,  chillies, asafetida powder and curry leaves and fry for a while.Now add coconut gratings and fry for two/three seconds.
Add cooked rice to this and mix gently.
Garnish with coriander leaves and broken Appalam.
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