Thursday, 2 August 2018



This variety rice is more popular in our region.  The Delectable Coconut Rice is prepared using the fresh coconut grates, perked up with our traditional tempering of mustard seeds, shallots, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander greens.  The subtle flavour of cloves making it more enjoyable. The cashews can be roasted and added to this rice make richness. But it is purely optional. This method of cooking this rice is one of the traditional ways of Kongu Nadu Folks.  They make this rice during the Adiperukku festival that falls on 3rd August 2018 as one of the variety rice offered to mother nature (water resources like river well and Ponds.)
This is one of the variety rice prepared and served in the feast of Bangle Ceremony occasions.  

This rice is prepared and offered as prasad in temples.

How to make?


Pressure cooked parboiled rice  200gms
Grated fresh coconut 100 gms
Shallots 20 pcs chopped
Green Chilly 1 (Optional)
Curry leaves 10 pcs
Ginger grates 1/2 tsp
Whole Urad Dal 1 tsp
Split Chana Dal 1 tsp
Asafoetida one pinch
Coriander greens finely chopped a fistful
Groundnut Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Powdered salt 1/2 tsp


Wash and soak the parboiled rice 200 gms for 10 minutes.
Pressure cook the rice adding 600 ml water and allow cooking up to 3 whistles. Set aside to cool down.
Open the lid and set to cool for some time.
Heat the wok with oil.
Add mustard seeds to splutter.
Once it starts to splutter, add whole urad dal and split chana dal.
Saute for a few seconds on medium heat until golden brown. 
Add shallots, curry leaves, grated ginger and green chilly,
Saute until the shallots turn transparent.
Add Asafoetida and grated coconut.
Saute until the coconut grates turn creamy coloured and dry.
Now add salt and mix well.
Add the cooked rice and coriander greens and mix well to combine all the ingredients together.

Yummy coconut rice is ready to serve.
Serve hot or warm.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes if we have ready cooked rice.
otherwise 25 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings. You can multiply the measurements as per your need.

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