August 02, 2013


Coconut Rice | Thengai Sadam  is a very simple dish ,can be done quickly. An ideal dish for lunch box,which i normally prepare once a week.

  • Coconut grated - 1/2 a Cup
  • Basmathi Rice/Raw Rice - 1/2 Cup
  • Coconut Oil - 2 TSP
  • Cooking Oil - 2 TSP
  • Mustard - 1 TSP
  • Chana Dal - 1 TSP
  • Urad Dal - 1 TSP
  • Green Chilly - As needed
  • Salt - As Needed
  • Cook rice and allow it to cool. The grains should not be sticky
  • In a kadai,add the cooking oil and temper the mustard seeds,channa dal, freid gram,urad dhal and green chilli. When it is done add it on the top of the rice.
  • Add the ghee in the same kadai and fry the scrapped coconut till golden brown. Keep a close watch it shouldnt get burnt.
  • Add salt to it. Mix it along with the rice and smear the coconut oil and mix gently. 
  • Add a few curry leaves.Serve with pappad/vadagam.