Monday, July 26, 2010

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is a simple south Indian dish that can be fixed in minutes. If you have left over rice, this is a great way to use it. I personally like it better with hot freshly cooked rice. When the rice is hot it soaks in the flavors of the seasoning and the coconut very well.


  • Cooked White Rice( long grain or basmati) : 2 cups
  • Fresh shredded coconut: 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste


  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Channa Dal: 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal: 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Broken Red Chillies: 3
  • Green Chillies: 4
  • Curry Leaves: 5
  • Asafoetida(Hing): a pinch


  1. Add oil to the pan and when the oil is heated, add channa dal, urad dal mustard seeds and broken red chillies.
  2. When the mustard seeds start spluttering add cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and asoefetida.
  3. now add the cooked long grain white rice or basmati rice and mix well until the seasoning is coated well to the rice.
  4. Now add fresh shredded coconut and turn off the heat.
  5. Adjust the salt and add the lemon juice.


Priya said...

My all time favourite, just love it..

Weight Loss Plans said...

I have been playing around with coconut rice this past couple of weeks, trying to get it just right. Will give your recipe a try, and get back to you, thanks for sharing.

Satya said...

delicious coconut rice all time favorite ..looks tempting


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RedChillies said...

Very nice, love the simple yet elegant recipe.

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