Monday, October 25, 2010

Coconut Rice (Thengai Sadam)


  • Boiled Rice - 3 cups
  • Fresh Grated Coconut - 1.5 cup
  • Urud dhal/Ulutham Paruppu - 2  tsp
  • Channa dhal/Kadalai Paruppu - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 3 tsp
  • Red Chilli - 3 to 4
  • Green chilli - 2 (chopped nicely)
  • Cashews - 7 to 8
  • Very finely chopped ginger - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a handful
  • Coriander leaves - few for garnishing
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste

  • In a Kadai, add coconut oil.
  • When the oil gets heated up, add the mustard seeds, channa dhal, urud dhall, cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, cashews, finely chopped ginger one by one and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the green chillies and the coconut and saute for some more minutes. (may be around 3 to 4 minutes) (take care that coconut not get burnt)
  • Now add the salt, asafotida, sugar and then the boiled rice and mix well. (Adding little sugar, enhances the taste, since we are not adding the coconut milk in this version of coconut rice)
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve hot.

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32 lovely comments:

Nandita SS

Hey Akila,

The coconut rice looks awesome. I just love coconut rice :)


This is my favorite too..very nicely done Akila!

US Masala


wow Akila they simply look beautiful :)


coconut rice luks really so nice akila,amma prepare this exactly like the same.


mmm rice looks refreshing..

Aaha Oho

chaitrali pathak

lovely and refreshing coconut rice...looks super delicious

Priya Suresh

Excellent looking coconut rice, my fav anytime, thanks for sending to CMT Akila..

Gayathri Kumar

My all time fav.

Nandinis food

Tasty and awesome.

chef and her kitchen

coconut rice is favorite at home...looks really nice n yummy

My Kitchen Antics

I am so hungry after seeing this

Menaga Sathia

looks all time favourite....

Jeyashris Kitchen

simple and yummy rice. adding sugar is new to me

Sarah Naveen

My Fav..looks so delicious..


wow..coconut rice is so colourful!I wont add zera,ginger,hing,coriander leaves.Sounds interesting.:)...hmm,will have to try soon!

Suja Manoj

Awesome rice..nice one dear.

Jayanthy Kumaran

Nice n perfect one..

Tasty Appetite


my fav rice recipe, looks so good, beautiful clicks, great


simple yet flavorful rice !


looks so yummy and colourfull

Ayush Kejriwal

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Count me in for the coconut rice akila.It's always aromatic n really tasty as well. Following your lively space.Thanks for your comments dear.


Coconut rice is one of my favs....nice clicks and pics...
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This is my all time favorite recipe :)


mouth-watering!!! super!

Shanthi Krishnakumar

Looks awesome and perfect white.


This is my daughter's favorite too. Love the presentation


classic this very much..looks tempting akila


very comforting dish...lovely presentation.
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looks delicious yummy presentation


Most lovely looking coconut rice I have ever seen! Nice version of it!


Contrasting colours of spices in coconut rice makes very attractive. One of my favourite variety Rice.

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