Coconut Rice 🍚 || Lunch || Diwali

Lunch Recipe: South Indian Dish : Coconut Rice 🍚 

Servings : 3

Duration: 10 mins

An authentic and traditional South Indian main dish is coconut rice. It is flavored with fresh grated coconut, spices, nuts and ends with lemon juice. This dish is simple & easy to make at home.

Why I chose it on festival because it’s easy, tasty and quick to prepare. When your home is filled with full of relatives and friends / with close family members, you can easily prepare two or three different rice recipes on festival at home.

Pre-preparation is just to cook white rice 🍚 that’s it all you need to make it delicious with spices and veggies etc.,

How to cook white rice?Β 

I explained in detail in palak Mutter Pulao recipe which is in below link

Some of the rice recipes I prepared with cooked rice:

Prasadam Pulihora/ Temple Style Pulihora/ Tamarind Rice

Vangi Bath / Brinjal πŸ† Fried Rice || Karnataka recipe || Navratri Spl

Daddojanam / Curd/ yogurt Rice || Temple prasadam || Navratri

Palak Mutter Pulao / Spinach Peas Pulao πŸ‘Œ

All these are easy and handy ingredients at home

Nutrition facts of Coconut:

Vitamin : C

Minerals : Iron & Calcium

Today I prepared authentic South Indian rice recipe that is coconut rice 🍚

Let’s start with ingredients and follows Procedure


Cooked Rice – 250 gms – 1 bowl

Fresh grated coconut – 1 bowl

Green chillies – 8 to 10

Cashew nuts – 15

Ground nuts – 1/2 cup – roasted

Lemon Juice – 2 tb sp

Salt – 1 tb sp

Coriander leaves – chopped – 1/2 cup

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds/ Avvalu – 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tea spoon
Urad dal/ Minapappu – 1/2 tb sp
Bengal gram/ Senagapappu – 1/2 tb sp
Curry leaves – 4 to 5
Oil – 2 tb sp


  • Heat skillet pan over medium heat
  • Add oil, tempering
  • Saute and add sliced green chillies
  • Saute and add cashew nuts
  • Add roasted peanuts & Saute
  • Fry till color changes to golden brown
  • Turn off Cooktop / Burner
  • Add cooked rice , fresh grated coconut, salt, lemon juice & chopped coriander leaves
  • Mix well
  • Serve it at lunch/ dinner
  • Enjoy your day & Happy cooking πŸ˜€

Step by step shown below with pictures:

Coconut Rice πŸšΒ πŸ˜‹

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Lovely coconut rice ! Nice idea to use lemon juice!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My favorite coconut rice , To make it more tasty I added lemon juice.. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. jyo says:

    hehe… i had this for my brekkie today☺

    Liked by 1 person

  3. You give me this rice every single day, i would happily eat it. Loved it. Tempting post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you loved it. Thank you so much 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. annika says:

    Wonderful recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. chittaluri says:

    Yummy rice πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot 😊


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