Thengai sadam | South Indian Coconut rice

Posted on May 20th, 2009

I love the festival chitra purnami. My mom would prepare a lavish dinner with all mixed rice (Kalavai sadam) varieties. Though I dont get time to prepare all the mixed rice varieties at a time, I still enjoy relishing them one at a time. Tried this simple coconut rice and am sharing this with u all :)

Thengai sadam | Coconut rice

Thengai sadam | Coconut rice


Coconut (grated): 1 cup
Mustard, Cumin seeds, urad dal: For seasoning
Curry leaves: few
Green chilies: few
Peanuts: few
Asafetida: a pinch
Salt: to taste

Preparation Method:

  • Wash and cook rice.
  • Heat little oil and do seasoning with mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal, Green chilies, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • Add peanuts and fry it for 2 mins.
  • Add the grated coconut and fry the mixture (in low flame) for 2-3 mins.
  • Remove the mixture from stove top and add salt to it.
  • Now add this mixture to the cooked rice and mix thoroughly.
  • Coconut rice is ready!


We can also add onions (saute it before adding coconut) and fried cashews to this recipe.

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8 Responses to “Thengai sadam | South Indian Coconut rice”

  1. varunavi Says:

    Loved ur version of coconut rice,today my mom made coconut rice:)))


  2. Anu Sriram Says:

    Looks lovely! Coconut always gives a wonderful flavour in rice… Love it!


  3. Pooja Says:

    Love this rice Anu…Yummy and flavorful rice..


  4. Sukanya Says:

    Nice recipe. Its my husbands favorite. Looks so good. YUM!


  5. Priya Says:

    My comfort and favourite rice dish!


  6. Sangeetha Says:

    Hi Anu,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Even I remember my mom making these variety rice for “Krishna jayanthi”. I used to love them, especially the coconut rice. Your post reminded me of my mom’s coconut rice. She uses red chillies and cashews instead of green chillies and peanuts. Your’s looks very tempting:)


  7. Aps Says:

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    Nd I must say….I saw ur blog nd love most of the recipes :)


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