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Coconut Rice is a very easy and fast recipe. We used to have coconut tree at our home in my native place. Coconuts we get are smaller in size from that tree, but the they taste really sweet. After moving to the US, I did not use coconut at all. Finally I got the coconut , and I prepared coconut rice. Here is how I prepared it…


Basmathi Rice : 1 cup

Coconut : 3 to 4 table spoons grated

Green Chili : 2 slit (or can be substituted with black pepper corn powder 1 table spoon)

Oil : 1 table spoon

Cashew nuts : few

Salt : 1 teaspoon

To season:

mustard seed : 1/2 tea spoon

Urad dal : 1/2 tea spoon

Channa dal : 1 tea spoon

Curry leaves : few


Cook the basmathi rice with 1: 1.5 rice and water ratio. By this time have the coconut grated.

Once the rice is cooked, let it cool for few mins. Now heat the oil in a heavy bottomed large pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, let it splutter. Add the curry leaves.  Add the cashew nuts. Now add the green chilies, after a minute, add the grated coconut. Mix well and cook for 2 mins, don’t leave it more than 2 to 3 mins. Add the cooked rice, salt and mix well. In 2 to 3 mins coconut rice is ready 🙂 A simple and fast recipe.

Coconut Rice