Coconut Rice

Savour the delectable taste of coconut in this awesome dish, coconut rice. The nutty flavour combined with flavourful aromatic taste of basmati rice is just divine. Add a dash of butter to the dish just before serving, and take the dish up a notch on the taste parameters.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 15-20 Minutes 10-15 Minutes



  • 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 3 tbsp broken cashewnuts
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli, broken into pieces
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Take a heavy-bottom pan and keep it on medium heat. Add sesame seeds and dry roast it for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.

Step 2

Allow the roasted sesame seeds to cool completely.

Step 3

Once it gets cooled, blend the seeds in a mixer to a coarse powder and keep it aside.

Step 4

Next, take ghee in the same pan you used previously for roasting sesame. Add cashewnuts and let it sauté on medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the cashewnuts and keep aside.

Step 5

Next, take oil in the same non-stick kadhai, add urad dal and chana dal and fry for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

Step 7

Add the previously prepared sesame powder, green chillies, coconut and rice. Add salt and mix well. Leave to cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Step 8

Serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories 334 Kcal
Proteins 6.7 g
Fats 13.2 g
Carbohydrate 46.9 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 74 mg
Potassium  141 mg


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