coconut rice recipe | nariyal chawal | south indian coconut rice

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coconut rice recipe | nariyal chawal | south indian coconut rice with detailed photo and video recipe. healthy and flavoured white rice recipe mainly cooked with grated fresh coconut and basmati rice. the recipe is very similar to the other popular version of coconut milk rice but is prepared in a more simpler way. the dish typically consumed with a spicy curry like kurma or kuzhambu, but can also be consumed as it is for breakfast and lunch.
nariyal chawalcoconut rice recipe | nariyal chawal | south indian coconut rice with step by step photo and video recipe. perhaps one of the most flavoured rice recipe which is not only popular in south india, but also in south east asian countries. most commonly, coconut rice is mainly prepared with coconut milk in many regions. however for the sake of simplicity i have used grated coconut with cooked basmati rice.

to be honest i am not a huge fan of this recipe and i personally do not like sweet or coconut flavoured rice. but having said that i prepare it quite often as my husband likes to relish it with either kurma or even coconut based sambar. but more popularly coconut rice is mainly eaten as it is or with kuzhambu recipes. whenever i plan to prepare this recipe, i make sure to prepare it in small quantities. the idea is to have this flavoured rice as side dish and not as main dish. basically i prepare the coconut based curries with it, so that it can be used for both nariyal chawal and plain steamed rice. further it can also be a good breakfast option with your left over rice and can be enjoyed with simple chutney recipes.

coconut rice recipe

some easy alternatives, tips and recommendations for this simple flavored coconut rice recipe. firstly, i would recommend you to use basmati rice for this recipe especially if you planning use cooked rice. sona masuri should be good alternative but still you may have broken rice and you may feel mushy and over cooked secondly, always use fresh grated coconut for better result. i have tried even with desiccated coconut and it was dull with less flavors from coconut. lastly, in south india the coconut rice is prepared as a savory dish with spices and nuts in it. but it can also be made as a dessert by adding sugar and no spice to it.

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nariyal chawal
coconut rice recipe | nariyal chawal | south indian coconut rice
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
easy coconut rice recipe | nariyal chawal | south indian coconut rice
Course: rice
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard / rai
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 2 green chilli slit
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 10 cashew / kaju
  • ¾ cup coconut grated
  • 2 cup cooked rice
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal, few curry leaves, 1 dried red chilli.
  2. also add 2 green chilli, 1-inch ginger. saute slightly.
  3. now add 10 cashews and roast till the cashews turn golden brown.
  4. add in ¾ cup grated coconut and saute for a minute or till raw smell goes away.
  5. further, add 2 cups cooked rice and ½ tsp salt. mix gently without breaking the rice.
  6. now cover and simmer for 2 minutes, or till rice absorbs coconut flavour.
  7. finally, serve south <g class="gr_ gr_64 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="64" data-gr-id="64">indian</g> style coconut rice with kuzhambu or any curry.

how to make coconut rice with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal, few curry leaves, 1 dried red chilli.
    south indian coconut rice
  2. also add 2 green chilli, 1-inch ginger. saute slightly.
    nariyal chawal
  3. now add 10 cashews and roast till the cashews turn golden brown.
    coconut rice recipe
  4. add in ¾ cup grated coconut and saute for a minute or till raw smell goes away.
    coconut rice recipe
  5. further, add 2 cups cooked rice and ½ tsp salt. mix gently without breaking the rice.
    coconut rice recipe
  6. now cover and simmer for 2 minutes, or till rice absorbs coconut flavour.
    coconut rice recipe
  7. finally, serve south indian style coconut rice with kuzhambu or any curry.
    coconut rice recipe

notes:

  • firstly, use leftover rice for more rich flavour.
  • also, add peanuts if you do not prefer cashews.
  • additionally, use fresh grated coconut else, coconut rice will not be juicy.
  • finally, south indian style coconut rice tastes great when served with kuzhambu.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Nice presentation. Using left over rice will not be suitable for this…freshly cooked rice gives rich taste..even if it is sona masuri rice we can cooked the rice in 1:2 1/2 ratio with water then the cooked rice will be grainy.
    Also to enhance the flavour we can do tadka with coconut oil.
    The best combination for coconut rice is avial.
    I always follows your recipe and the way u explaining the method is easy to follow.
    Thanks

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