Happy's Cook

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Coconut Rice Recipe/Thengai Sadam| Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

My mom sometimes packs this coconut rice for lunch box during school days along with masala omelette. Jany is not interested in coconut rice and for blogging Navarathiri recipes, I prepared it today for Happy and me. We really enjoyed this mild flavored rice. Let's go for the simple and easy to make recipe.
Pictures Updated on 5th April 2016

Cooked Rice - 1 Cup
Coconut - 1/2 Cup (grated)
To Temper:
Oil - 1 tbsp 
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts (Broken) - 2 tbsp
Red Chilli - 1 or 2
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - as required
1. Cook the rice with 1:2 water ratio for 3 to 4 whistles and spread it on a plate. In a pan add oil and ghee, then allow the mustard and curry leaves to crackle. Along with this add the dry red chillies, urad dal and cashews. Saute it for few mins and then add the grated coconut.
2. Once the raw smell of the coconut leaves, add the required salt, asafoetida and give it a mix. Finally, add the cooked rice and mix well to combine. Garnish with ghee fried cashews.
Serve it with pappadam and any side dish of your choice. I served it with Beetroot stir fry and Masala Omelette.
Points to remember:
  • Instead of dry red chilli, you can use green chilli too. 
  • Don't roast the coconut until it is brown, just heat it for 3 to 4 mins.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. This rice in my this week cooking list.. delicious and quick..

  2. Love coconut rice with papads,my all time favourite.

  3. Simple yet delicious one pot meal !

  4. Delicious and flavorful rice dear, love it...

  5. love this coconut rice....
    Simply Delicious

  6. one of my fav n last pic is really nice...


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