Coconut Milk Pulao

Coconut Milk Pulao is a rice dish cooked by soaking rice in water for sometime and cooked with coconut milk and freshly grated coconut. Coconut milk gives this dish  slight sweetness and  makes it richer. As the dish is slightly on a sweeter side, it is usually served with spicy gravy curries. I have served it with spicy brinjal curry. Any non veg curry also would taste good with the delicious Coconut milk rice.

This dish goes to day 24 of Mega Marathon theme " Biryani / Pulao / Khichdi recipes with grains".


Any long / short grain rice 2 cups
Coconut milk 2 cups
Freshly Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts 10
Green chili 3 slit
Curry leaves 6
Red chili 1
Chana dal 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Garam Masala 1/2 spoon 
Salt to taste
Oil / ghee 1 tbsp
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Water 1 cup


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
In a presser cooker heat ghee / oil.
Add mustard seeds, when they splatter add cumin seeds, chana dal, red chili and curry leaves.
Saute for few seconds and add cashew nuts and slit green chili.
Add grated coconut and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add soaked rice and fry 5 minutes. 
Now add coconut milk and water.
Add salt to taste along with chopped cilantro.
Mix and cover to cook for 2 whistles.
Let the presser release naturally before opening the lid.
Serve hot with any gravy curry.


vaishali sabnani said...

Coconut Rice must be super creamy with coconut milk . The addition of grated coconut must have made it so delicious . Simple ingredients , but full of flavours . The rice surely would be a treat by itself .

Suma Gandlur said...

Coconut milk base makes pulaos richly flavorful and yummy. BTW, what consistency coconut milk do you add for making pulaos?

Harini R said...

Very flavorful. This is something I should try. Next time I have coconut milk in my pantry, I am definitely going to try this.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This is one of my favorite pulao. It is so rich in taste and goes wonderful with spicy curries.

Srivalli said...

Ah this is surely everybody's favorite I must say. Especially with that spicy gravy you have served, it must have been an excellent meal!

CookwithRenu said...

I am bit apprehensive about using Coconut for my rice, but your rice looks yum and you are tempting me to try it soon. Awesome share.

Sharmila Kingsly said...

Love this..anything with coconut can never go wrong.. perfect with some raita and kurma

Swati said...

Coconut must have added a nutty and sweet flavour to this pulao. This will be a wonderful treat with some spicy curry on the side. Your combo looks great.

Srividhya said...

Coconut milk adds amazing charm and magic to any dish. Simply love it. I love how you served it with spicy brinjal curry. So yum.

Kalyani said...

we make a thengai Saadam (coconut rice) without any raisins, but no coconut milk.. this pulao sounds sooo flavour packed !