How to make Coconut Rice - Rice cooked with coconut - the popular South Indian cuisine.

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Main Ingredients : Scraped Coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल), Cooked Rice (पके हुए चावल)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Rice

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Coconut Rice

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.

For more recipes related to Coconut Rice checkout Kokum aur Nariyal ka Pulao, Coconut Rice. You can also find more Rice recipes like Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani, Tawa Pulao, Couscous Makai Pulao, Sprout Khichdi.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Coconut Rice Recipe

  • Scraped Coconut 1 cup

  • Cooked Rice cooled 2 cups

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken 2

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chilli broken 1

  • Peanuts deep fried 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2-3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add red chillies, urad dal and sauté till the dal turns light brown.

Step 2

Add curry leaves, ginger and green chilli. Mix and add coconut and sauté for a while on low heat. Add peanuts and mix. Add rice and mix lightly.

Step 3

Add salt and mix lightly. Add coriander leaves and mix. Serve with sambhar.