Coconut rice

This is a South Indian recipe for coconut rice. Fried coconut and cashewnuts are added to boiled rice and garnished with ghee and coriander leaves.


  1. 400 gms biryani rice
  2. 120 gms coconut
  3. 40 ml ghee
  4. 25 gms black gram dhal
  5. 25 gms broken pieces of nuts
  6. 6 gms dry chillies
  7. 2 gms curry leaves
  8. 2.5 gms asafoetida powder
  9. 20 gms (minced) coriander leaves
  10. Salt to taste


  1. Boil rice and keep aside.
  2. Fry coconut evenly to a golden colour on a slow fire.
  3. Heat 3 dessertspoon of ghee.
  4. Fry the cashewnuts and remove.
  5. Fry the broken pieces of dry chillies, black gram dhal, and curry leaves well.
  6. Mix rice, coconut, nuts, 1 teaspoon of ghee and salt.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.