Coconut Rice

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Coconut Rice is coconut flavored rice tempered with some basic spices. The recipe is not spicy, so can be enjoyed by kids or adult who prefer non spicy food with Indian flavors. For the people who enjoy spicy food, they can pair it with some spicy chutney or sabzi.

Rice preparations are plentiful, check the blog for few of them like Vegetable Dum Biryani, Bajre ki Khichdi | Pearl Millet Khichdi and Rice Kheer.

I have a perception that most of the Indian food bloggers (settled in India or abroad) are South Indian. My perception can be totally skewed but that’s what I have felt in last 10 months of my association with food blogosphere. So when I started this blog, I was sure that I wouldn’t put try & put recipe of a dosa or idli & pass it off as great. I know for a fact that there are many excellent recipes available for South-Indian cuisine in food world.

Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice

I served it with Raw Tomato Dal. It was the yummiest South-Indian dish I made & had. I ate with my fingers, which I rarely do {you see the farang in me ;)}

Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice

It is not usual for us to cook in coconut oil, hence it was a very different & novel taste for us. Also, I’m not a big rice lover, so when I cook rice, it is always an elaborate affair like this one.

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice is coconut flavored rice tempered with some basic spices. The recipe is not spicy, so can be enjoyed by kids or adult who prefer non spicy food with Indian flavors. For the people who enjoy spicy food, they can pair it with some spicy chutney or sabzi.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup fresh coconut grated
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 2 tsp bengal bram dal chana dal
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp ginger chopped
  • 8-10 cashewnuts roasted
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • to taste salt

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add urad dal, bengal gram dal, red chillies, green chillies, ginger & curry leaves. Fry them on low flame. Do not over do them.
  • Now add asafoetida & coconut. Roast till the kitchen starts filling with aroma of fresh roasted coconut.
  • Now add cooked rice & mix well. Add salt. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts.
  • Serve hot.

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  1. Glad you loved it Deepali. I usually serve mine with pappadams next time will try with dal. Thanks for linking.

  2. coconut rice is my absolute fav- looks well done !

  3. Yes, this is a typical south indian dish, much enjoyed by everyone :). Hope you liked it!

    1. love coconut rice !! there must be a zillion versions of coconut rice – one for each household !! yours looks fab !

      Cheers
      Kalyani
      Current Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

  4. Coconut rice looks so tempting. Makes me hungry :)

  5. yummm n inviting recipe….:P
    Tasty Appetite

  6. YES!! this is one of the traditional & popular south indian dish alright!!! And yes…I find majority of south indians on food blog world too!!! And im one of them btw..;) This dish looks flavorful & inviting…
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. wow, that looks great, it has come out very well :)

  8. Coconut is truly my most fav.”mixed” rice of all and as you know there are a bunch! My kids love it and hubby too and I can make this everyday, if not for the cholesterol factor :) Wonderful choice! Radhika has a number of yummy recipes! rice looks fab!

  9. Nice presentation. Never tried it but soon going to give it a try .

  10. first time here, you have a lovely space, love coconut rice, that’s making me hungry…

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