Coconut Rice

South Indian style coconut rice. Something very flavorful!

Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice


  • Freshly grated coconut- Approximately 2 cups
  • Basmati rice/or any medium grained rice- 1 cup (wash & keep aside)
  • Split black gram (urad dal)- 2 tsp (wash & keep aside)
  • Bengal gram (chana dal) – 2 tsp (soaked in some warm water for 10 minutes)
  • Dry red chilies- 2-3 (or as per taste)
  • Black mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Asafetida powder- ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 4 sprig
  • Cashew Nuts-10-12
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil


Cook the rice. Drain & keep aide. Care should be taken not to overcook the rice. The rice should be tender but not mushy.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan(nonstick preferably). Tamper with mustard seeds & dry red chilies. Once it splutters add the split black gram, drained bengal gram, cury leaves, cashew nuts & asafetida powder. Mix & fry till the cashews turn light brown. Now add the grated coconut. Mix & fry on medium heat. The coconut will get roasted nicely & will become light reddish brown in color. Now add the boiled rice & salt. Mix well & cook for 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat.

This is a very aromatic rice preparation, I had this plain & I’m sure many of you also would like to eat this plain, but yes you definitely can serve this with hot sambar with some papad!


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