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Coconut Rice is a traditional rice preparation of south India. Cooked steamed rice added with fresh grated coconut, curry leaves and some spices.

About Recipe

Kobbari annam, Thengai sooru, Narkel chal

How to make Coconut Rice

(72 ratings)
119 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
30 mins
Coconut Rice
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Coconut
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : January 08, 2019

Ingredients used in Coconut Rice
• Chana dal - 1 tablespoon.
• Curry leaves - 2 springs.
• Salt - to taste.
• Sugar - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Chopped ginger - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Green chilies - 1 number.
• Coconut oil - 2 teaspoons.
• Cashewnuts - 15 number.
• Grated coconut - 2 cup.
• Boiled rice - 6 cups.
• Red chilies - 3 number.
• Urad dal - 1 tea spoon.
• Hing (optional) - 1 pinch.
• Chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch.
• Ghee - 0.
  • Cook rice separately and make sure it is fluffy.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies whole and saute till the aroma is released.
  • Now add chana dal, urad dal, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, cashew nuts, salt and saute it.
  • Then add the grated coconut, sugar and chopped coriander leaves then gently stir-fry.
  • At last, add the rice and toss it for 2-3 minutes. Serve it hot.

Cooking with images Naral Tandula, Coconut pulao, Thengini kai akki


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Adriwi Posted on Wed Nov 07 2018

Im from MX and Im learning to cook Indian food, love this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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olga Posted on Tue May 01 2018

The chana dal is not too hard ?

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Anil Kumar M Posted on Sun Jan 08 2017

hi chef,,do you have millets recepies plzzzz post that...

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plumsfor2000 Posted on Tue Dec 04 2007

When I search in Youtube there are many people who post same similar recipe. But I would appreciate if you would post those recipes that are not very common like making Indian Savories & sweets that are made for Festivals.

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VahChef Posted on Wed Dec 05 2007

me , i finish it before the shoot is finished , today i cooked mutton biryani , i ate so much , i can sleep for next 2 days if i am not disturbed

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emanditejaswetha Posted on Tue Dec 25 2007

hai chef... i have seen yr other dishes .. they r no doubt wonderful.... thanks a lot fr posting them but abt this one... my mother prepares coconut rice difrntly .. i mean .. just like biryani but instead of water she uses coconut milk ... and s

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unnikuttan1975 Posted on Thu Feb 21 2008

i posted this on my website

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VahChef Posted on Sun Mar 09 2008

make sure you eat something really really hot before you do that

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Hector Diaz-Albiter Posted on Sat Oct 25 2008

Vah Chef. I enjoyed your recipe so much! It's the winner so far in my quest for the perfect coconut rice. Would you be so kind to write down the list of ingredients? I couldn't pick al of them.

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yofat Posted on Sat Feb 28 2009

Do you think rajma and coconut rice would taste good?

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Maggi Carstairs Posted on Sun Mar 08 2009

We used to eat Coconut rice every New Years Day, at Easter and all Special Occasions...I just love it and am so pleased to find the recipe Thank you

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sangeetajain123 Posted on Mon May 11 2009

Tried this recipie howver the coconut oil overpowered the dish and we could not eat it.....

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