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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Coconut rice / Thengai sadham

Coconut rice is a mildly flavoured, tasty South Indian rice recipe. It is an easy lunch box recipe.It is also made during Aadi 18 festival.


  • Cooked rice - 2 cups
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
  • Split urad dhal - 1 tsp.
  • Chenna dhal - 1/2 tsp.
  • Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1 tsp.
  • Ghee - 1/2 tsp.


  1. In a kadai, heat oil, add all the ingredients except coconut and saute till golden brown. 
  2. Now add the scraped coconut and saute for some time till it changes its colour and be careful, it should not become brown. 
  3. Switch off the stove. 
  4. Now add the cooked rice, and ghee. Mix gently without breaking the rice. 
  5. Your coconut rice is ready.

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