Thursday, 1 May 2014

Coconut rice | Thenga sadam | Coconut pilav

This is one quick and easy rice dish to use up left over rice.

A few things before we start:
  • You can use left over rice or freshly cooked rice. 
  • Dessicated coconut can be used; however, the taste is some what compromised.
  • Add some dried red chillies together with whole spices if you like the heat. 
Coconut rice / pilav


1- Boiled Rice- 2 cups
2- Salt to taste
3- Peanuts- 2 tsp
    cashews- 2 tsp
4- Coriander Seeds- 1 tsp
    Cumin Seeds-1 tsp
5- Coconut- 1 cup chopped
    Curry leaves-10-12


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide pan and fry peanuts and cashews. Keep aside. 
  • To the same oil add coriander and cumin seeds followed by curry leaves and coconut
  • Add in cooked rice and mix to combine.
  • Add the fried peanuts and cashews, mix well.

Sherin Deepu


  1. Hard to resist to this fantastic coconut rice, love to have with crushed papads.

  2. delicious one pot meal!!!

  3. One of my favorite variety rice, looks delicious..

  4. yummy & delicious coconut rice...lovely clicks too


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