Coconut-Mint Rice

Week 3 Day 3 of BM #62 - 

Check out this super easy coconut-mint rice. It qualifies for the lunch box as well.

Ingredients - 

Fresh Coconut, shredded 1 cup + more if preferred
Sona Masoori Rice 2 cups 
Salt and Green Chilies as needed
Mint leaves 1/2 cup or more
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp (Optional)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Lime/Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp or as needed

Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Peanuts few, cashews few, Asafotida 2 pinches, Curry leaves few)

Method Of Preparation -

Cook rice separately and spread out the rice in a wide pan/tray to let the rice cool a little.

Grind together coconut, mint leaves, sesame seeds, salt and green chilies into a fine paste.

In a pan, heat oil and add the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the dals and nuts are evenly browned, add the coconut paste and saute for a minute (just to warm the coconut a little). Remove from heat.

Mix in the coconut and seasoning mixture into the rice and mix well. Squeeze in lemon/lime juice as needed.

Adjust the flavors and the coconut-mint rice is ready to be served.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 62. 

Preparation Time 40 min (including cooking time for rice)
Serves 4-5


  1. Ritu Tangri Says:
  2. Feeling hungry.... Wanna eat it :)

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Very flavourful and delicious rice, aromatic combo.

  5. Kalyani Says:
  6. thats a super combo ! and looks great, Harini !

  7. Love that combo, simply delicious!

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. Wow such a flavour full rice bookmarking Harini...

  10. Very flavorful and tasty one pot meal.

  11. annuswamy Says:
  12. Lovely combination. I love coconut and mint too .

  13. I like all ingredients going in this rice , must have been very flavorful.

  14. a flavorful combination of ingredients - my kind of rice

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