Thengai sadam/Coconut rice

     I don’t make this very frequently because I rarely use coconut in my cooking which I know is unlike most of the south Indians. But we are quite fond of this variety of rice and just love the taste and flavour and the crunchiness imparted by the toasted coconut. I have always wanted to post this one, but never managed to do so. Thanks to the blogging marathon and my choice of rice, I could finally make and post this one.

    Today is the last day of the marathon and I take the opportunity to thanks Srivalli for organizing the event. It was fun and look forward for more in future.

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Thengai sadam/Coconut rice Yum

main course
Cuisine south indian
Course main course
Cuisine south indian
  1. Cook the rice till well cooked, but not mushy. Each grain should be seperate. Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds, udid dal and hing. When the udid dal is golden brown, add curry leaves and green chillies. Then add grated coconut. Stir till it is nicely toasted and is a golden brown in colour. Add salt followed by cooked rice. Mix everything well till it is well combined.
  2. Serve warm with a gravy or side dish of your choice.
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  1. Hamaree Rasoi

    Hi Somya,I’m a sucker for anything with coconut. Hope you had fun while participating in marathonDeepa Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Shama Nagarajan

    i too love the flavour of toasted coconut…nice rice

  3. Always a favorite esp. with a spicy potato fry! 🙂

  4. Its a long time since I made this dish.Looks delicious…

  5. jeyashrisuresh

    though i dont make this so often i love this one very much.nice version

  6. Simple n easy rice recipe…

  7. recipe sounds new to me.. looks delicious

  8. Simple n this rice!!US Masala

  9. Sensible Vegetarian

    Sowmya, the Thengai Sadam looks absolutely delicious.

  10. Hey long time since I made is a traditional rice made at my mom’s place for many auspicious occasions! Now I am craving for Coconut Rice 🙂

  11. Aruna Manikandan

    simple and delicious rice 🙂

  12. I love this .. love the taste of coocnut & rice together

  13. Super catch of the dish!

  14. coconut rice looks very yummy!…simple and flavorful..I like it!Smitha

  15. Looks delicious !

  16. Priya Suresh

    My favourite rice with papads, love it..

  17. Omg, rice makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

  18. Gayathri's Cook Spot

    My fav rice..

  19. LOVE thengai shadham – Wish I could take that bowl right now and polish it off – DELICIOUS

  20. Savitha Ganesan

    Simple yet delicious coconut rice.Loving it

  21. Coconut Rice and roast potatoes – my fav combo

  22. Delicious rice….

  23. Premalatha Aravindhan

    Perfect lunch box recipe,luks gud…

  24. One of my favourite rice variety….this with spicy potatoes and papad is the best.

  25. rekhas kitchen

    that looks fantastic Sowmya..

  26. I have not eaten this in a long time!

  27. Priya Yallapantula

    drool worthy pic, loving it.

  28. It has been a long time I followed you..thengai sadam looks so delicious..

  29. Love the tengai crunch with rice and spice!

  30. veena krishnakumar

    lovely looking tengai sadam!!!!!

  31. Dr.Sameena Prathap

    Hey Soumya,Yummy and tasty thengai saadham…:)Do visit me when time permits…:)[email protected]://

  32. rice looks delicious,will try this,..btw luv the new look of ur blog…:-)

  33. Looks perfect and delicious

  34. That bowl looks good sowmya


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