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coconut rice in a plate with salad

Coconut Rice

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.
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Course: Rice & Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Geetha Priyanka



Glute free, Vegan

    1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon = 15ml

    • 2 cups Rice
    • 2 tablespoon Oil
    • ¼ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
    • ¼ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
    • 1 teaspoon Chana Dal/ Yellow Split Lentils
    • 1 teaspoon Urad Dal/ Split Black Gram
    • 2 Red Chillies broken
    • 1 Green Chilli slit
    • Few Curry Leaves
    • 1 cup Grated Coconut
    • cup Peanuts
    • As Required Salt
    • ¼ cup Coriander


    • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them crackle, add cumin seeds and peanuts, saute for a minute.
    • Add chana dal and urad dal saute until dal turns light golden brown.
    • Now add chopped green chillies, broken red chillies, few curry leaves and sauté for few seconds or till red chillies change colour. 
    • Now add grated coconut mix well and cook for few seconds and turn off the heat. It is not necessary to fry the grated coconut until it turns brown.
    • Add salt, coriander leaves and cooked rice.
    • Mix until well combined.
    • Enjoy delicious and mildly spiced Coconut Rice with poppadums, pickle, chips or any just with the salad.
      coconut rice in a plate with salad


    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.
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