Coconut Milk Rice


  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Coconut – 1 big OR coconut milk 2 cups
  • Onion – Big 2 Nos
  • Green Chillies – 4
  • Garlic flakes – 15 to 20 Nos
  • Cinnamon stick – 2 Nos
  • Cloves – 4
  • Whole cardamon – 4
  • Cashew Nuts – 10 Nos
  • Ghee or Oil – 4 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – few drops
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon


  1. Soak rice in water for about half an hour and drain out the water completely. Cut the onion lengthwise. Slit the green chillies lengthwise. If you are using coconut, take out coconut milk. Add water and make it to four cups (Coconut milk + water should be four cups).
  2. In a pressure cooker, put the ghee and add cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom and fry little. Add cashew nuts and garlic flakes and fry for a while. Then add chopped onion and green chillies and fry till the onion turns transparent. Add the rice and stir gently till the rice is very hot to touch. Now add the coconut milk + water (4 cups). Add salt and lemon juice and stir well. Pressure cook for two whistle.
  3. Serve with any spicy kurma, raita and potato chips.


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