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Jan 2, 2012

Coconut Rice / Thengai Sadam - A South Indian Favorite

I love coconut rice..Amma makes it often for lunch on weekdays, since it is so easy peasy to make..Actually it taste so great as it is..So you don’t need any side dish with this..If you want some thing to go also with this, you could make Potato Roast.

But the best combo for this is spicy chicken curry..They both taste divine..I think you should try it some day..The flavour of this rice comes from the toasting of coconut in coconut oil and also the whole spices which you put in..I added some cashews for little crunch..I have another version of Coconut Milk Rice which is a keralan style..Check it here..

I hope you love this and let me know what you think..


Rice – 3 cups cooked
Coconut -1 cup Freshly Grated
Coconut Oil – 2 tblspn
Curry leaves – 2 springs
Cashews – 10
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu – 1 tsp
Whole Pepper -1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu – 1tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Cardamom – 5
Dry Red Chilli – 3
Salt to taste


Heat Coconut oil in a kadai. Add Mustard Seeds, Urad dal and Saute for a min.

Add Channa Dal, Pepper, Cashews, Cardamom, Dry Red Chilli and Curry leaves. Saute this for 30 sec.

Add in Coconut and mix well. Add some salt and sauté till it gets light golden.

Now add in rice and mix well..Fry this for 3 mins untill the rice is heated through.

Serve hot or put in lunch box.

Take all your ingrediants
Rice cooked and cooled

Heat coconut oil

add mustard and urad dal

add channa dal and pepper

add cashews

add cardamom

dry red chilli

and some curry leaves

mix well
add coconut

season with salt

and mix well

add in rice

and toss well

done done


Or put in lunch box


Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Very authentic and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely inviting :)
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Ξανθή said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious!!! Happy new year!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and yummy looking coconut rice. Excellent preparation.
Hamaree Rasoi

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

love it

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting ,simple and mildly flavoured rice ...nice recipe...

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

woww super duper rice..all time fav..loved ur presentation in coconut shell!!

Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy coconut rice.Happy New Year 2012.

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum.. i like this rice a lot. I also have a post in my blog for this. love the presentation in a coconut

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Even my favourite,just love with papads..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and yummy rice with coconut flavor,adding pepper corn is new to me.

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious coconut rice!

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Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking coconut rice looks wonderful

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious rice, my fav..Happy New year to you and your family.

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, YUM! this looks delicious! I love that you toast or saute your spices....it's magic!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n my fav rice..

Nisa Homey said... Best Blogger Tips

Authentic comfort food...great post dear..happy 2012!

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavorful delicious coconut rice.

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum and just yum .. i too prepare this but i will add haldi powder.

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

what a comforting one pot meal:-) Looks perfect!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy rice....we prepare coconut rice in a different way...this luks simple n awesome...will try this soon

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the idea of serving it in Coconut Shell...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

yum n flavorful rice...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this receipe today....Simple and quick to make, and very delicious also... Thanks for sharing the recipe