Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice:
Fine Rice                               500 gms
Coconut                                1
Onion                                    1
Green chili                             4-5
Ginger garlic paste                 2 tsp
Saffron                                  ¼ tsp
Cardamom                            2
Cinnamon                              2 pieces
Clove                                    3
Bay leaf                                 2
Shahi jeera(black cumin)        1 tsp
Refined oil  or ghee                2 table spoon
Salt                                        2 ½ tsp

Grate the coconut and add one litre  of water and allow it to boil for about 10 minutes.  Cool it a little and squeeze out the coconut milk and keep aside.
Take a dish, heat the oil, add the cardamom, cinnamon, clove, shahjeera,  bayleaf, when it splutters, add the chopped onions and green chili and fry it well till golden brown, add the saffron and the ginger garlic paste and fry it well, add the washed rice and pour the coconut milk and the salt and mix it well.  You can pour it into the rice cooker and allow it to cook.  If there is no rice cooker it can be cooked in the same dish on medium flame for about 10 minutes,  when the rice is cooked, allow it to be on the stove on sim for another 5-6 minutes.
You can serve this rice with mutton or chicken curry.


  1. Very nice coconut rice recipe, a family favorite.

  2. Funny. I was just talking to a friend today who said his favorite food was Indian food! I have a bunch of coconut left over at my house, this could be good! Great to meet you on Foodbuzz!