Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice


India is one of the largest producers of coconut, with most of its states closer to the sea sporting coconut trees all over. Coconut gives good amount of dietary fiber and other benefits to the heart. Coconut and its derivatives are used in many different ways all over India. For its culinary use, the coconut oil is used in South India for cooking, along with chutneys, and curries. Since rice is also one of the staples in India, I combined these two to make Coconut Rice. This variety of rice is generally used in South India; however, it has now been adopted all over the country. The rice is slightly different to its usual boiled variety and gives a great taste just by itself. You can also serve it along with some sambhar or dal. In this Coconut Rice Recipe I show you how to make it easily and quickly so you can enjoy it when you like.

All you need is (serves 4)

Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Chana dal – 1/2 tsp

Cashew nut – 5 to 6

Dry red chilies – 3 to 4

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup

Rice – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Coconut Rice Recipe

Preparation time: 10 min.

Cooking time: 30 min.

  • Boil the rice with water till done. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and fry till brown.
  • Add dry red chilies, cashew nuts and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add grated coconut and fry till slightly brown.
  • Add salt and rice, and cook for about 2-3 min.
  • Serve hot.