Coconut Rice, South Indian Coconut Rice, Thengai Sadam

coconut rice, thengai sadam

Today I am here with South Indian style coconut rice recipe. This is a very easy recipe, that can be prepared in a jiffy. This is perfect for packing lunch box. Coconut rice is also prepared to offer to God during festival times. I have used onion in this recipe however if you are preparing during festival time, please skip onion. Serve this coconut rice, with potato fry, plantain fry, chips, appalams or fryums.

coconut rice, thengai sadam

How to make South Indian Coconut Rice?

Cook rice and keep it ready. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when they sputter, add channa dal, peanuts, curry leaves and red chillies and fry for few seconds. Next add chopped onions and fry till onions turn slightly golden. Now add the grated coconut and fry till coconut smell starts to emanate. Turn off the heat. Add required cooked rice along with salt, mix well and serve it warm.

coconut rice, thengai sadam

Preparing coconut rice with step by step pictures

South Indian Coconut Rice, Thengai Sadam, Coconut Rice


Coconut Rice

Easy recipe for South Indian style coconut rice.
Category : Rice Varieties
Recipe Developed, Cooked and Clicked by :
Published : October 03, 2016
Prep time : 10 mins; Cook time : 5 mins; Total time : 15 mins
Yield : 2 servings


Ingredients :

  • Rice (Cooked) : 2 Cups
  • Grated Coconut : 1/2 Cup
  • Oil : 2 Teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Channa dal : 1 Teaspoon
  • Peanuts : 2 Tablespoon
  • Onion : 1 medium sized (chopped)
  • Red Chillies : 2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves : 1 Sprig
  • Salt :To Taste

Instructions :

  1. Heat oil, add mustard seeds,when they sputter, add channa dal, peanuts, red chillies, curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  2. Then add sliced onions and fry till onions turn slightly golden.
  3. Now add the grated coconut and fry till aroma of coconut starts to emanate, then turn off the heat.
  4. Next add the cooked rice, required salt, mix well and serve it warm.

Notes :

  • You can use coconut oil for more flavour. But you can use other cooking oil too.
  • You can skip onions, if you are preparing to offer God.
  • Instead of red chillies, you can add green chillies. Also you can adjust the quantity of chillies as per your spice tolerance.
  • Adjust the quantity of rice, to suit your taste.


coconut rice, thengai sadam

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8 Comments

  1. My all time fav variety rice, but never tried with onions..gonna try your version soon 🙂 So inviting pics and liked your green bg, nice one Divya 🙂

  2. perfectly made coconut rice Divs looks so inviting and also I love the addition of onions. I usually temper with coconut oil for more flavour. Simple and delicious recipe

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