Coconut Rice

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Coconut Rice is one of the simplest rice preparations from south India. In this recipe, we make a quick seasoning and roast the grated coconut. The more coconut you add, the more flavorful the rice will be. It goes well with any side dish. It is perfect for lunch box and even to serve for unexpected guests.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 2


  • 2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Green chillies - 2 optional
  • Red chillies 2
  • Cashew nuts - 6-8
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil preferably coconut oil - 1 tbsp


  • Cook the rice such that each grains are separate. You can use left over rice to make this.
  • Heat oil in a pan and pop the mustard seeds.Next add the channa dal, urad dal, cashew nuts and fry for few minutes on low flame till it turns golden brown.
  • Add the chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Now add the grated coconut and roast for few minutes till it gets dry and starts getting a slight color change.
  • Do not let it change color completely.Add required salt and the cooked rice. Stir fry till everything gets mixed well and switch off.
  • Coconut Rice is ready to be served. Serving Suggestion:- This tasty coconut rice can be served with pickle, appalam, chips or any side dish.

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hello Foodies, I m Saba Firoz Shaikh from mumbai and I'm homechef, I love to eat everything. I m here to share awesome recipes with u all.

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  1. 5 stars
    woww really superb and mouth watering..need more n more recipes like this….amazing and yummy yummy thank you saba maam for making this delicious coconut rice..huge likes and thumbsup…love your recipe.

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