Coconut Cilantro Rice

The coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in many uses of its different parts.Coconuts are part of daily diets of many people.They are different form any other fruit because they contain large quantity of water. When dried , coconut flesh is called Copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying.

Today I am here with a simple rice dish with freshly grated coconut and cilantro. Cilantro gives nice flavor and color to the rice.  This dish goes to the 3rd day of BM 62, week 2 under the theme "Cook with Coconut".


Cooked rice 2 cups
Freshly grated coconut 3/4 cup
Fresh cilantro / coriander 1 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts 6
Garlic cloves 2
Curry leaves 4
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Chana dal 1 spoon
Garam masala 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 4 spoons


Wash cilantro thoroughly and add it to the mixer grinder and add 2 to 3 spoons water.
Grind it to make a course paste.
Heat a large pan and add oil.
Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Now add chana dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped garlic and cashew nuts.
Saute for few seconds and add cilantro paste.
On low to medium flame cook till the raw smell of cilantro goes away.
Now add freshly grated coconut and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Now add cooked rice, salt and garam masala.
Mix it well and cook further for 5 minutes.
Remove and serve hot with any gravy curry or as it is.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 62.


Ritu Tangri said...

I love to have anything with coconut.. Must try it

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a super flavourful rice, simply irresistible.

Amara’s cooking said...

Rice looks delicious, a good one for lunch boxes too. I add coconut pieces, must try your version soon.

Srividhya said...

love the way you combine cilantro and coconut. So yum

Pavani said...

Love this yummy looking green rice with coconut.

cookingwithsapana said...

Very flavorful and tasty rice dish.

annuswamy said...

Looks delicious. The addition of garlic in coconut rice is something new to me.

Chef Mireille said...

this colorful rice looks so yummy

Usha said...

Rice looks flavorful and must have tasted great with the flavors of both coriander and coocnut.