Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice
Written by Jayashree
Published on August 26, 2020

Coconut Rice is a flavoursome, easy to make  rice dish from South India. The goodness of coconut  along with taste of cumin and curry leaves blend  well to give a tasty and easy to make dish. It can be eaten as it is or served with a few papad and fryums.

A no onion garlic recipe, coconut rice  is ideal for festive days. It is simple yet flavoursome. I often make it during holidays as it is loved at home. It is ideal to serve  for lunch or dinner. A good thing, you can make use of the left over rice too.

It does not need any accompaniments but I usually make some fryums and papads to pair them together. Moreover, my family members  love to top it with a few pieces of these fryums.

The ingredients that goes into the making of Coconut Rice are:

Rice: Well cooked rice, that is neither too smudgy or soft. You can use the regular sona masuri rice here.

Coconut: Use fresh grated coconut  to make this dish.

Curry leaves : Curry leaves give a good aroma to it.

Cashew pieces : They give flavour to the dish. Be sure to roast them well, you need a golden tinged one.

Groundnuts: Not a necessity, but they taste good in most South Indian dishes.

Asafoetida: It  is one of the essentials of the South Indian cooking.

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About the event:

Sending this to Healthy Wellthy Cuisine, the theme is “Satvik Treat”. The theme was suggested by Ruchi Shah, who is an expert cook. I loved her Raw Mango Thokku and want to try it. Other satvik recipes that you may like to try are

 

 

Recipe of Coconut Rice:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup  rice
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 tablespoon groundnut
  •  8 cashew
  • 4 red chilly
  • a few sprigs of curry leaf
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • salt to taste

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and cook it in pressure cooker, adjust the water quantity accordingly.  Once the pressure releases, keep it aside.
  2. Take oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, as it splutters, put bengal gram, urad dal, groundnuts. Saute for a while. Put cashew pieces and red chilly into it. Throw in the curry leaves, the seasoning is ready. Keep it aside.
  3. Put rice, salt and coconut to it. Mix it.
  4. Coconut rice is ready to serve.

Take a tip:

  • Grated coconut may be added in the seasoning. I do not do it, I prefer putting it over and mixing.
  • A few green chilly and ginger may be added in the seasoning.
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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice is a flavoursome rice from South India. A no onion garlic recipe, it is ideal for festive days.
Course dinner, festive cooking, lunch box, lunch ideas
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword coconut rice, festive cooking, no onion garlic recipe, south indian dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 tablespoon groundnut
  • 8 cashew
  • 4 red chilly
  • a few sprigs of curry leaf
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and cook it in pressure cooker, adjust the water quantity accordingly.  Once the pressure releases, keep it aside.
  2. Take oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, as it splutters, put bengal gram, urad dal, groundnuts. Saute for a while. Put cashew pieces and red chilly into it. Throw in the curry leaves, the seasoning is ready. Keep it aside.
  3. Put rice, salt and coconut to it. Mix it.
  4. Coconut rice is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Grated coconut may be added in the seasoning. I do not do it, I prefer putting it over and mixing.
A few green chilly and ginger may be added in the seasoning. 

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11 Comments

  1. poonampagar

    I make sweet coconut rice on festivals. Loved your savory version which sounds very easy and I am sure it tastes great.

    Reply
  2. Ruchisvegkitchen

    love it love it. one of the most flavourful and easy rice variety from southindia. thank you for sharing detailed post dear..

    Reply
  3. Shalu

    This is one of my favorite dish. Cocnut Rice looks so delicious and scrumptious.

    Reply
  4. Batter Up With Sujata

    Definitely a mouthwatering recipe. After reading your recipe and description can’t wait to try it. I love anything with fresh coconut. And this coconut rice flavored with curry leaves sounds so easy yet absolutely delicious.

    Reply
  5. mayurisjikoni

    A delightful, flavorful and exotic rice dish. I love anything with coconut and am sure would really love coconut rice. Going to try it out .

    Reply
    • Superduperkitchen -Niranjana Sankaranarayanan

      We too make this during festive season and this one of my fav rice recipes from childhood days. I add a tsp of sugar at the end to enhance the flavour of this recipe. Easy to make lunchbox recipe too.

      Reply
  6. Amrita

    Coconut rice is a great lunchbox option. It is flavorful and addition of nuts gives a lovely taste and aroma to the rice.

    Reply
  7. Malini Vivekananthan

    Coconut Rice is comfort food. Who would say no to this? Simple and delicious meal. I love the addition of hing. It must give a nice flavor.

    Reply
  8. Preethicuisine

    Coconut rice looks absolutely delicious. Love adding roasted cashews . Nutritious meal.

    Reply
  9. Jolly

    Such a versatile and flavorful rice dish. I love anything with coconut and but never tried with savory things especially with rice. Will try it out this interesting recipe dish.

    Reply
  10. Archana

    I love coconut rice used to be a constant everytime there was a festival. Not made it in ages doubt if the girls even know about it. Thanks for reminding me. Coconut rice gets done soon.

    Reply

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