Monday, 7 October 2019

Coconut Rice || thengai Sadam || kobbari annam || thengenakayi rice

Happy Dussehra to all friends and family,  hope you are all enjoying navaratri with lots of joy. Today's recipe is coconut rice / kobbari annam / Thengai sadam / thengenakayi anna. It is very tasty and easy to prepared prasadam recipe.  Coconut rice is one of the popular rice variety in South India mainly prepared during festivals like navaratri, ganesh pooja, varalakshmi vratam. We prepare different varieties of rice like lemon rice, tamarind rice / pulihogare , curd rice. Sundal  / guggillu  like senaga guggillu( black chickpeas sundal) , chickpeas, rajma, chana dal sundal and also different types of kosambari like moong dal kosambari etc. We do not need more skills in preparing this recipe. I just love to have this coconut rice as it is, if you want you can also prepare any curries like aloo curry etc. We use freshly grated or scrapped coconut to prepare this rice.

Taking this delicious and divine prasadam  coconut rice to #216th Foodie Monday Bloghop  fb group #VijayDashmiTreats theme.  Tomorrow is Dusheera so we are all preparing prasadam recipes from different regions.                                                                                                    
                                       Coconut Rice / Thengai sadam

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : Rice 
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Main ingredients : Freshly grated coconut
Author : Aruna SarasChandra


Cooked rice - 1 1/2 cup
freshly grated coconut - 1 cup
ghee- 1 tsp
oil - 2 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1/2 tsp
chana dal - 1/2 tsp
cashew nuts - 10
green chillies -5
red chillies - 3
ginger - 2 inch
curry leaves -1 sprig
coriander leaves - 1 tsp
hing - 1 pinch


1) wash rice twice in water , soak it for 10 minutes(depending on the rice you use) and cook it by adding 1 tsp of oil. Then spread cooked rice on plate to cool.

2) keep all the seasoning ingredients ready and grate / scrap fresh coconut, split green chillies, finely chop ginger.

3) Heat pan by adding ghee and oil, add mustard seeds when it starts crackling add urad and chana dal fry till it starts changing color.

4) Now add cumin seeds, cashew nuts fry it for a second then add ginger, green and red chillies, curry leaves, hing then fry it well.

5)  Now add freshly grated coconut, salt to the above and saute it for few minutes.

6) Now add cooked rice to the above, mix everything well  gently and switch off the flames and garnish it with coriander leaves.

Coconut rice / kobbari annam/ thengai sadam / thengenakayi anna is ready to serve. Serve it with papads, vada's, curries or with kuzhambu.


** You can also prepare this kobbari annam using basmati rice to make more rich and tasty.

** Use fresh coconut to make it more tasty.

** As coconut is sweet, add good quantity of green chillies if you like to have it spicy. 

** Adding ginger not only make this coconut rice tasty it is also healthy too.

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  1. Such a flavorful and aromatic coconut rice dish. I've made coconut rice using coconut milk but not with fresh grated coconut. Would love to try out this recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much mam for visiting my blog and for appreciation 😊🙏❤️

  3. Aromatic delicious healthy recipe

    1. Thanks a bunch di for always supporting me with lovely words 😍 ❤️

  4. The coconut rice looks really divine! We make it quite often, and I absolutely love it. :)

  5. I just love the coconut flavor in my rice dishes. Your version of coconut rice sounds spicy and full of flavors.

  6. Coconut rice looks superbly delicious. Hotness of chilli and sweetness of coconut definitely makes it yummy and flavorful.

  7. This is one of my favourite recipe Aruna. I can have Tengai sadam anytime. Perfect recipe for Navratri.

  8. The coconut rice looks so tempting aruna !! During festive time this must be a very good choice for prasadam. Lovely savory festive treat really :)

  9. Looks so delicious, I like the addition of coconut here..very flavourful and simple rice dish!!