Narali Bhat - Sweet Coconut Rice

BM #63 Day 14 -

Wow! Days are flipping over fast. We are already half done for this month. When my friend mentioned the ingredients of this Narali Bhat, I was totally convinced that this is going into the 'List'. 

The only mistake I made while making this was directly add the powdered jaggery into the mixture. It so happens that almost all the time, the jaggery I get here always has some impurities. So the next time I have to strain the jaggery without fail. 

Here is a recap of the A-Z series in the Maharashtrian cuisine..

Amti with Drumstick - Day 1

Bhopada (Laal) Ki Sabji - Red Pumpkin Curry - Day 2

Goda Masala - Day 7

Harbhara Ki Sabji - Day 8

Recipe Source Shalaka
Ingredients - 

Basmati Rice 1 cup
Fresh grated Coconut 1 cup
Jaggery, Powdered 3/4 cup
Nuts and Raisins handful
Saffron strands few soaked in 1 Tbsp water or coconut milk
Water/Coconut Milk to cook rice 1 1/4 cup
Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
Ghee/Butter 1 Tbsp
Cloves 2-3 
Cinnamon 1 inch 

Narali Bhat - Sweet Coconut Rice

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and drain basmati rice. Cook separately and set aside for cooling.

Mix grated coconut, cardamom powder and grated jaggery in a separate plate. Set aside for a few minutes.

Mix it in the warm rice.

In a deep frying pan, heat butter/ghee, saute the cloves, cinnamon, nuts and raisins.

Add the rice-coconut mixture into the frying pan. Add the saffron along with the water/coconut milk it was soaked in.

Mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for about 10-15 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve warm.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

Preparation Time 40 min
Serves 3-4


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. Wow, a sweet coconut rice. Looks absolutely delicious.

  3. This is the third narali bhath I am reading today. Looks absolutely delicious..

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. This is one flavorfil, sweet coconut rice. Harini, I remember you asking me once about the jaggery I buy. I think I buy Swad brand which is neater. I usually don't need to strain at all when using it.

  6. nicely done...we make it only once a year which is a shame

  7. Another sweet coconut rice! Looks delicious. I hardly use jaggery but will keep in mind to strain it if I use it next time.

  8. Delicious looking sweet coconut rice..

  9. Sweet coconut rice with jaggery is just delicious:)

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. wow lots of sweet coconut rice. Loved each and everyones recipe.

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Give me that bowl of ultimate coconut rice, fantastic and definitely droolworthy.

  14. Narali bhat with dry fruits and coconut looks so rich and tasty.

  15. Smruti Ashar Says:
  16. Narali Bhaat is ruling the day. Same pinch Nalini!! :) I loved your version too.

  17. Narali bhaath is the star for the day. Looks delicious!

  18. Kalyani Says:
  19. i think i saw this on valli's space too :) neatly done .. loved the background of the yellow flowers too :)

  20. sweet rice sounds like a great treat

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