Posted in easy lunchbox ideas, Easy Rice options, No onion no garlic foods

Coconut Rice

Today being Adiperukku, also known as Pattinettam 18th day of the auspicious Aadi month. Adiperukku is a unique South Indian especially Tamilians celebrate this day with variety rice.

Today I am sharing the recipe of Coconut Rice. Made Lemon RiceCurd rice and Semiya Payasam alongside. This can be made quickly and doesn’t require much ingredients. All you need is some fresh grated coconut and rice and you are good to go with minimal tempering. This makes a good lunchbox idea too. Also left over rice too works well for this. 🙂



Serves: 2


Cooked Rice: 1 1/2 cup

Grated coconut: 1 cup (fresh recommended)

To Temper:

Oil: 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds:1 tsp

Urad dal: 1 tsp

Chana dal: 1 tsp

Cashews: 1 tbsp (optional i haven’t added)

Peanuts: 1 tbsp (optional i haven’t added)

Dry red chili: 2 broken

Curry leaves: a few

Salt as needed


  1. Cook the rice with 2 cups water. Allow to cool.Keep aside.
  2. Heat a pan temper with “to temper” items.
  3. Add the coconut and roast on a low flame till nice aroma wafts. I roasted for 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and salt and mix gently and allow the flavors to blend for a couple of minutes. Keep the gas in low flame.
  5. Serve with appalams or chips



Note: The only tip for best results is using freshly scrapped coconut as it adds its own sweetness to the recipe.


Happy Aadiperukku to all.. May God bless you all always. 🙂



Hi, I am Kavita, the owner of this blog.There are many types of foodies; vegeterian, non vegetarian, eggeterian , so i thought foodies should be called "foodaterian". Hence the name.Like most of you, i too was an amateur cook who didn't know even the basics like how much water to be added to rice?. :) With time i have learned and would like to share and learn the recipes. Hope to get love and support from all you wonderful people. You can reach me at twitter:

5 thoughts on “Coconut Rice

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s