Thursday, 10 March 2016

Coconut Rice

   Coconut has been one of the most commonly used ingredients in our home. As children, we used to have coconut with vellam / panangaruppatti (gud) or simply with salt and red chilli powder as our evening snacks. Since we have coconut trees in our farm itself, we, siblings had our choice of coconut (from which tree it should come). Now of course,living in the opposite end of the country, we are more than happy as long as we get one! 

   So, coconut was my obvious choice for this month BM as my childhood memories came alive with it. Coconut rice is not only my all time favourite but many of my friends love it as well. They often used to tell me to make this for them. Now for the recipe of this simple and easy to make dish.

  • Grated coconut - 1 cup  or 1/2 coconut
  • Cooked and cooled rice - 2 cups
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2  teaspoon
  • Jeera - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chana dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal (white) -1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chillies -3 or 4 nos
  • Chopped onion - 1 medium 
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Salt - To taste
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add the mustard seeds. 
  • Once the mustard splutters, add jeera, red chillies, chana dal and urad dal. 
  • When the dals turn golden brown, add onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onion turns translucent.
  •  Now add the grated coconut and fry for a minute add salt and the rice. Mix well and remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and serve.
* You can use left over rice.
* Do not fry the coconut too much, else the oil will come out.
* Onion is optional
* Increase or decrease seasoning according to your taste

  It is a simple yet delicious dish. Sure you will try it and enjoy this as much as I enjoyed putting this up for the Blogging Marathon. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#62.


Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Simple yet delicious. You can get the full flavor of coconut in this. yum said...

Coconut rice...never had these. A simple recipe...Must try

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Flavorful rice,never added onion in coconut rice.This version sounds interesting.

rajani said...

I love coconut rice. It's so easy to make and tastes so delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said...

One of my most fav recipes. Looks delicious..

Amara Annapaneni said...

Love coconut rice, love your recipe, simple yet delicious...

Usha said...

I do not remember tasting this version of coconut rice. My aunt use to make coconut rice with coconut milk. Your version is lot simpler and looks tasty as well.

Priya Suresh said...

All time favourite coconut rice, love it with papads.

sushma said...

Simple rice dish, looks great.

Pavani N said...

Such a simple but yummy looking coconut rice.

Sapana Behl said...

Coconut rice looks flavorful and delicious.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Easy, simple and comforting.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

We don't add onions in coconut rice. That should be a interesting twist.

Jayanthi said...

I'm not a big fan of coconut rice...but my kids are I try to make them as often as possible...nice one!

Chef Mireille said...

I love coconut rice in all its variations -my kind of side dish

Srivalli said...

Coconut Rice is one of those that I can have anytime..good one!

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