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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Coconut Milk Rice | Coconut Milk Pulao | Thengai Paal Sadam

Coconut Milk Rice, Coconut Milk Pulao
Coconut Milk Rice
My today's recipe is Coconut milk rice. Few years back, we had rented a house in Chengalpet since it was close to Hubby's work. The house owner Aunty was a wonderful person and also a very good cook. I learnt to make biryani and this coconut milk rice from her. We had a really good time there, but for his work when we had to come abroad, we had to vacate.  Still we are in touch with Aunty. Whenever I think about Biryani or something I always think of her. She has a main role in polishing the way I cook. 
Most of the weekends I either make this rice or Biryani. This is a mildly flavored rice with spices and cooked in coconut milk. It pairs well with spicy side dishes. Last week I made this rice with Chicken Fry

Coconut Milk Rice, Coconut Milk Pulao
Coconut Milk Pulao

Coconut Milk Pulao Recipe

This flavorful pulao is made using mild spices and coconut milk.

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Yield : 4 servings

Ingredients :

  • Basmati Rice : 2 Cups
  • Coconut Milk : 1.5 Cups
  • Water : 1.5 Cups
  • Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  • Fennel Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
  • Cloves : 3-4 nos
  • Cinnamon : 1-2" long piece
  • Cardamom : 4 nos.
  • Bay leaves : 2 nos.
  • Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 Teaspoon
  • Onion (Chopped) : 1 no.
  • Green chillies : 2- 3 nos
  • Mint leaves : a handful
  • Cilantro : a handful
  • Salt : to taste

Instructions :

  1. Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes.Then drain excess water and keep it ready.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and fry them for 1-2 minutes. Then add chopped onions and slit green chillies and saute till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Then add the ginger garlic paste, mint leaves, cilantro and then cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then add the rice, coconut milk and water, add salt to taste and pressure cook.
  5. When the cooker whistles, remove it from heat and keep it aside.
  6. Wait till the pressure releases and mix it gently.
  7. Serve with gravy of your choice.


  1. Love this rich n flavorful rice with any spicy gravy...looks inviting!!
    Spicy Treats

  2. love the flavor of coconut milk in rice.. looks delicious..

  3. We often make rice with coconut milk in the Caribbean also but I love all the spices you used in yours - I have to try this version

  4. Lovely idea to use coconut milk in rice...looks so delicious.

  5. I love this rice and tastes delicious....I make this in a similar way :)

  6. Love the rice and looks flavorful

  7. Flavorful rice... With chicken would be spot on

  8. Coconut milk rice looks delicious.

  9. Looks delectable. Rich with coconut milk, very flavorful dish.

  10. Rich and yummy flavors...Delicious rice..

  11. Coconut milk gives a wonderful flavour to rice when cooked in them, lovely and delicious rice.

  12. This is our favorite puloa..looks very appetizing..

  13. I like mildly flavored rices and this rice was prepared a lot at my paternal grand parents place when we were growing up.

    Rice looks delicious!

  14. Awesome rice spl with coconut milk..look so rich

  15. Awesome recipe of pulao with coconut milk....look so rich

  16. super!..I like these..wonderful ..will make these over the week end..I normally add grated coconut..these seem very flavorful.

  17. I can imagine how flavorful it must be. Looks so tempting!

  18. this looks so divine...i can eat this and rest for 4 hours in the bed to enjoy it


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