Coconut Rice is a very simple Indian rice recipe and is one of the beginners delight. Here is the recipe of mildly spiced South Indian style Coconut Rice.
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml
- 2 cups Rice
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Chana Dal/ Yellow Split Lentils
- 1 tsp Urad Dal/ Split Black Gram
- 2 Red Chillies broken
- 1 Green Chilli slit
- Few Curry Leaves
- 1 cup Grated Coconut
- 1/3 cup Peanuts
- As Required Salt
- 1/4 cup Coriander
Spread freshly cooked rice in a plate to cool down to room temperature before adding to the seasoning as it ensures even mixing and each rice grain is separated.
Adjust chillies according to your preferred spice levels.
Freshly grated coconut tastes best for this recipe, but frozen coconut can be used too.