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Thenga Choru (Coconut Rice)

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Thenga Choru (Coconut Rice)
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  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Delicious and coconut-y! Easy to prepare coconut rice with some urad dal and cashews.


  • 500 gm cooked rice
  • 50 ml oil
  • 5 gm mustard seeds
  • 5 gm cumin seeds
  • 10 gm urad dal
  • 50 gm cashew nuts
  • 5 gm curry leaves
  • 10 gm green chillies, chopped
  • 100 gm grated coconut
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 10 gm coriander leaves, chopped
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan or a wok and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When they crackle, add the cumin seeds. Add the urad dal and when golden in color, add the cashew nuts and saute till golden.
  3. Add all the ingredients except rice and stir on a high flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in the rice and stir for another 5 minutes on a slow flame.