Coconut Rice


  • Raw Rice – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Red chilly – 2
  • Green chilli – 4
  • Bengal gram dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafotida – ¼ teaspoon
  • Cashew nut – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut Oil – 4 or 5 teaspoons
  • Mustard – Half teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Cook rice till soft (But not mushy). Put it in a plate or broad vessel and spread it. Sprinkle one or two teaspoon oil over it.
  2. In a kadai add the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add Bengal gram dal, Urad dal and fry till it turns light brown.
  3. Add cashew nuts, chillies, asafetida powder and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  4. Now add coconut gratings and fry for two/three seconds. Add cooked rice to this and mix gently. Garnish with coriander leaves.

You can also add ground nuts, a small piece of fresh ginger chopped while seasoning. You can use any oil, however coconut oil enhance the flavour to this rice.


  1. Tried all these rice varieties..they are simply awesome……thanx a lot for these recepies…

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  3. hi..i liked this onion no garlic…inlaws dont eat oniom they really liked it…thanks for this lovely recipe..

  4. Hi Kamala., It is very useful to us for all executive bachelors to try these kind of variety rices in our room..Thanks a lots for your support & keep updating.

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  5. Meenakumari.S

    Hai mam, im from tanjore. i love your traditional touch in all your collections.

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