Malabari Coconut Rice

Flavoured with shallots and whole garam masala, this Kerala style coconut rice is very tasty. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Malabari Coconut Rice

Main Ingredients Coconut milk, Short grain rice
Cuisine Kerala
Course Rice
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Malabari Coconut Rice

  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1½ cups Short grain rice soaked and drained
  • 15-18 Shallots
  • to sprinkle Ghee 1 tablespoon +
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2-3 Green cardamoms
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 12-15 Curry leaves
  • 2 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • to taste Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder


  1. Slice shallots.
  2. Heat ghee in anon-stick pan. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms and fennel seeds and sauté.
  3. Add curry leaves, green chillies and sliced shallots. Mix and sauté till shallots turn translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add rice and mix well. Add half the coconut milk, ½ cup water, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well, cover and cook till the rice is fully done.
  5. Add remaining coconut milk, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Drizzle ghee on top and serve hot.