Coconut Rice / Thengai Sadam


Coconut Rice is one among the traditional and authentic variety rice of tamilians and I prepared commonly in all families. This is the combination of grated coconut, steamed rice and few spices. It taste delicious and aroma is unbeatable. An easy simple and healthy lunch recipe, more suitable for lunch box.Also give a check to my COCONUT MILK Rice, goes ut best for party, lunch box and festivals with any gravy. Let us move on to the recipe…

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice


  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Steamed Rice – 2 cups
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Peppercorns – 1 tps
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Red chilies – 5 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil – 3 tsp


  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in mustard seeds, split blackgram, channa dal, peppercorns and red chilies and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add in the grated coconut followed by salt and cook them for few mins, until they golden brown or the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the steamed rice and mix well with the grated coconut in medium flame.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot with any curry. I goes out well with potato curry or chicken curry. I have accompanied with mutton chops, lentil bones soup and watermelon.

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