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coconut rice recipe

Coconut Rice Recipe

This South Indian Coconut rice recipe also known as Thengai Sadam and Kobbari Annam is a traditional mildly spiced rich recipe made with freshly grated coconut.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword coconut rice, coconut rice recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 1130kcal
Author Puja


Ingredients to cook Rice:

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice / normal rice
  • 2 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil/ vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Curry Leaves 1 sprig
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal roasted
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal broken
  • 3 tbsp Cashew Nut broken
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 nos Green Chilli slited
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients to fry onion:

  • 1 Onion big, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour/ maida/ rice powder
  • Vegetable Oil to deep fry


Method to fry Onion:

  • Take a bowl add the sliced onion and add corn flour and mix well.
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  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the onions until they are golden brown. Drain it onto a tissue paper.
  • Your fried onions are ready. Set aside.
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Method to Make Coconut Rice:

  • Cook the rice along with 1/2 tsp salt.
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  • Once done drain the water from the rice and set aside. Let it cool down.
  • Now add coconut oil in a pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Once it starts spluttering add jeera, curry leaves, roasted chana dal, broken urad dal, cashews, asafoetida, green chilli, ginger and salt one by one.
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  • Now saute everything on a low flame until golden brown.
  • Add the grated coconut and saute for between 1-2 minutes and turn off the flame.
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  • Add the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Now finally add the fried onion and mix thoroughly.
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  • You can add more salt if needed.
  • And the coconut rice is ready to serve.
  • This can be served along with chole, chana dal tadka, any pickle or you can have it just like that.
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Fried onion is optional in this recipe, so if you want you can skip that step.
Do not cook rice too much, it will look good if all grains are separated.


Calories: 1130kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 5mg