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Kobbari Annam/ Coconut Rice/ Thengai Sadam – Sesaoned Coconut Rice Recipe

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Coconut RiceCoconut rice is a traditional south Indian recipe. Rice is flavored with the moist lightly sweet coconut and special cashew nut seasoning to add a slight crunch.








Serves – 2 to 3
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins

  • Coconut oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cashews (divided) – 10 no
  • Chanadal – 1 Tbsp
  • Urid Dal – 1 Tbsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) – 1/8 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 3 no
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green Chillies – 8 or to taste
  • Fresh Grated Coconut – 1/2 C to 3/4 Cup
  • Coconut Milk – 1/2 Cup (optional)
  • Basmathi Rice (wash, drain, soak in fresh water for 1/2 hr) – 1 Cup
  • Water – 1 Cup (add 1 1/2 cup if skipping coconut Milk)


  • Pressure Cook the soaked rice with fresh water and coconut milk for one whistle and simmer on LOW for 5 mins.
  • Once the pressure is gone, open cover and spread the rice in a wide bowl to let it cool fast.
  • Heat pan with oil. To the medium hot oil. Add mustard seeds and allow to pop.
  • Add Chanadal keep mixing and add urid dal, dry red chillies, when they turn golden add the cashews and fry till golden.
  • Add in green chillies, curry leaves and salt and cooked rice mix well and turn off the heat.


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