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Easy Coconut Rice Recipe

  • Easy Coconut Rice
  • Easy Coconut Rice
  • Easy Coconut Rice
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About Easy Coconut Rice Recipe | Rice Recipe: This Coconut Rice recipe is one of our favourite South Indian food, easily made at home using fresh coconut. An aroma of curry leaves and fresh coconut makes the rice flavorful. It is very easy to make, can be prepared in just few minutes if fresh grated coconut and cooked rice are ready. It can be served with any simple curry or curd and a fresh vegetable salad. It is also made on many festive occasions down south and also in regions of Maharashtra on Ganesh Chaturthi. A great lunch recipe which is light on stomach yet extremely high on nutrients.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Easy Coconut Rice

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp peanut
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp chana dal, soaked
  • 1/2 tbsp urad dal, soaked
  • 10 nos curry leaves
  • 1 nos red whole chilli
  • 1/2 nos green chilli
  • 12 nos cashewnut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • 2 cups basmati rice (cooked)
  • 2 tbsp coconut, grated

How to Make Easy Coconut Rice

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Take oil in a pan and add peanuts.
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Saute peanuts and add mustard seeds
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Saute them together and add cumin seeds.
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Mix them together followed by soaked chana and urad dal.
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Saute all the ingredients together.
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Now add curry leaves, red whole chilli and green chilli.
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Saute them well.
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Add cashewnuts followed by salt to the pan and mix thoroughly.
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Now add grated coconut to the pan.
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Mix the coconut thoroughly with the other ingredients to infuse the coconut flavour completely.
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Now put the cooked rice to the pan
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Mix it well together.
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Add grated coconut to the rice and mix again.
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Serve hot.
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Recipe Notes

Adding a fistful of grated carrot or little grated raw mango or a tablespoon of lemon juice, mint leaves or coriander leaves can make the dish more delicious.
Also read about more coconut recipes that you can make at home.

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