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Coconut Rice 1 Recipe, Nariyal, How To Make Coconut Rice 1 Recipe

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

Coconut Rice is a traditional dish of south India and comes in the group of variety rice. It is cooked with grated coconut and with some spices. Among all the variety of rice dishes, it is called as the king of variety rice for its rich taste.

Some people use dried coconut, but fresh coconut gives a better taste with some nuts. Coconut rice is also prepared on special occasi... Read More..

About Recipe

Kobbari, Thengai, Narkel

How to make Coconut Rice 1

(3 ratings)
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Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
35 mins
Coconut Rice 1
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Coconut
Servings : 6 persons
Published date : December 22, 2018

Ingredients used in Coconut Rice 1
• Boiled rice - 1 cup.
• Cahsewnuts - 1 tea spoon.
• Channa dal - 1 tea spoon.
• Ginger chop - 1 tea spoon.
• Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Cumin - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Curyy leaves - 2 springs.
• Grated coconut - 2 cup.
• Green chillies - 2 numbers.
• Mustard seeds - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Red chillies - 3 numbers.
• Salt - to taste.
• Sugar - 1 tea spoon.
• Urad dal - 1 tea spoon.
• Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch.
  • Cook rice seperately make sure it is fulffy.
  • Heat ghee in a pan Add cumin,mustard ,red chilli whole and saute till the aroma is released.
  • Now add the channa dal,urad dal ,gr chillies, ginger, curry leaves, cashew nuts, and saute it till soft.
  • Then add the coconut grated and sugar, gently stir it.
  • Add the rice in the same pan and fry for 2-3 minutes . Check seasoning , stir well and adjust.

Serve it hot.

Cooking with images Naral, Thengini kai


Coconut Rice is a traditional dish of south India and comes in the group of variety rice. It is cooked with grated coconut and with some spices. Among all the variety of rice dishes, it is called as the king of variety rice for its rich taste.

Some people use dried coconut, but fresh coconut gives a better taste with some nuts. Coconut rice is also prepared on special occasions and during some festivals. It is also a preferred dish of children for lunch box.

During the festival of chitra pournami, every house in southern India prepares lavish lunch with all mixed rice called as Kalavai sadam in tamil. Elaborate pujas are done on Chitra pournami in temples and special rice offerings are made to Chitragupta. Coconut rice is one among the rice offerings that must be prepared.

Coconut rice is also prepared in many ways. It is either prepared with white rice in coconut milk or the coconut flakes. Coconut rice is found in many cultures throughout the world from the Caribbean to south East Asia. In the state of Tamil Nadu, India, coconut rice is very famous. It is made with coconut flakes (grated).

One way to make this dish is to make the rice separately and then mixing it with the coconut mixture. In Indonesia, plain coconut rice is made from white rice, coconut milk, ginger, fenugreek seed, and pandan leaves. The most common coconut rice recipe in Indonesia is Nasi uduk. The national dish of Malaysia called the Nasi Lemak is the most popular coconut rice recipe.

The coconut rice is amazing dish nicely blended with the intense flavor of coconut flakes, crunchiness of the cashew nuts and gives a nice texture when mixed with rice.

Coconut is a vital ingredient in many types of cuisines and is used in various culinary uses. It  provides oil for cooking and making margarine. The white, fleshy part of the seed, the coconut meat, is edible and used fresh or dried in cooking. The fleshy part can be desiccated to produce coconut milk in making curry dish and other dishes using coconut milk.

To prepare the coconut rice, cook rice separately and make sure the rice is fluffy. Heat ghee or coconut oil in a pan, add dry red chillies, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and saute till they crackle. Now add channa dal, urad dal, green chillies, fresh curry leaves and cashew nuts. Add salt to taste and little sugar and saute till soft then add the grated coconut and gently stir. Lastly add the rice and fry thoroughly for 2 to 3 mins


Coconut rice is a dish prepared by soaking white rice in coconut milk or cooking it with coconut flakes.[1] As both the coconut and the rice-plant are commonly found in the tropics all-around the world, coconut rice too is found in many cultures throughout the world, spanning across the equator from Southeast Asia to the Caribbean.


you can serve coconut rice as it is or pair with a gravy or curry like veg kuzhambu,  veg stew  or even plain homemade fresh  curd.


Coconut rice is something that I make regularly. It pairs well with so many side dishes and it’s easy to put together. It’s something that you can try when you are bored of your everyday rice and curry. I think there are different ways of making coconut rice, like cooking rice in coconut milk or adding grated coconut to cooked rice.


Rice preparations that highlight a single ingredient like Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Raw Mango Rice or Coconut Rice are more popular in south India than pulaos. Each of these has a unique flavour, which sets it apart from other rice preparations. Here, in this delectable Coconut Rice recipe, you will be able to savour the satiating texture and nutty flavour of coconut, perked up with a traditional tempering of mustard seeds, dals, etc. While sesame can be omitted from the recipe, adding it accentuates the flavour and aroma of the Coconut Rice making it all the more enjoyable. The crunch of roasted cashews is another aspect to look forward to in every mouthful of this delicious rice.


Coconut Rice is a very simple recipe and can be done even by those who do not know cooking, provided they know how to cook rice. Those who do not know to cook rice can refer  here.

If you want your coconut rice to taste yummy, be generous in adding coconut.


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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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asiankoko smile Posted on Sat Aug 01 2009


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SupportTheBlind Posted on Tue Sep 01 2009

what is hing?

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22poopoo Posted on Fri Sep 11 2009

How many grains of rice? I can't fit too much in my kettle...that's why I can't cook boilded eggs for my guests (I like to prepare them a dozen boiled eggs) Cos they havn't got good manners and can't eat cups of cake and slices of

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