Mint-Coconut Rice | How to make Mint-Coconut Rice

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By Sia Krishna
Created on 12th May 2016
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  • By Sia Krishna
    Created on 12th May 2016

About Mint-Coconut Rice

The fresh flavour of mint with sweet coconut, a hint of spice from the green chilli and crunchy roasted cashews and generous tempering of mustard seeds and lentils makes this Mint and Coconut Rice a flavourful affair to last a lifetime! The different flavours and textures is what it makes one of my most favourite rice dishes to cook and serve. I believe that good food has the power to inspire, bring back cherished memories, and create new memories to last lifetime. Everyone I speak to seems to have a favourite or, in some cases, a most hated dish with which they can recall particular moments of their lives. One of the most hated foods of my childhood is now one of my most favourite one as it reminds of the happy school days spent with my best friend. Not only has food made memories for me to cherish, but it has also changed the way I view comfort foods.

Mint-Coconut Rice is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Mint-Coconut Rice is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Mint-Coconut Rice by Sia Krishna will help you to prepare the perfect Mint-Coconut Rice in your kitchen at home. Mint-Coconut Rice needs 5 minutes for the preparation and 10 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Mint-Coconut Rice. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Mint-Coconut Rice. In case you have any questions on how to make the Mint-Coconut Rice you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Sia Krishna. Mint-Coconut Rice will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves4People
Mint-Coconut Rice

Ingredients to make Mint-Coconut Rice

  • 8 cups cooked Rice
  • 1 Medium Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 Lime/Lemon, juice extracted
  • 1 cup Coconut, grated
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2-4 Green Chillies, adjust as per taste
  • 1.5 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
  • 2 tbsp Chana Dal/Split Chickpeas
  • 2-3 Dry Red Chillies, halved
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Hing/Asafoetida Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil (preferably coconut oil)
  • 15-20 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 heaped tbsp Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Oil or Ghee for roasting cashews and raisins

How to make Mint-Coconut Rice

  1. Grind the coconut, mint leaves and green chillies to rough paste without adding any water. Keep it aside until needed.
  2. Heat 1½ tbsp. ghee or oil in a large kadai/wok and add cashew nuts. Fry the cashews until they turn light golden.
  3. Mix in raisins and fry until they plump up, just a couple of seconds. Remove the fried cashews and raisins and transfer them to a clean and dry plate or a bowl.
  4. In a same pan, heat 2 tbsp oil on a medium flame and add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and dry red chillies. Fry them until the lentils turn golden brown and the mustard seeds start to pop and splutter.
  5. Mix in curry leaves and the hing and stir them for couple of seconds. Add finely chopped onion and cook until the onions turns translucent, about 2 minutes, on a medium flame.
  6. Next add the ground coconut-mint paste and salt to taste stir them for a minute or two before adding the cooked rice. Mix them all well so that every grain of rice is coated well with the spices and is heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Finally mix in freshly squeezed lime/lemon juice and fried cashews and raisins just before switching off the flame and mix them all well.
  8. Serve this delicious Mint and Coconut Rice on its own or with chilled yogurt or raita and enjoy!
My Tip: Increase the number of green chillies if you like it spicy. If cooking for kids, reduce the amount of green chillies or you can simply skip them. Replace ghee with oil (I prefer coconut oil) to suit vegan diet. Be generous with the ingredients used in tadka as they add a whole new dimension to flavour and taste.

Reviews for Mint-Coconut Rice (4)

Suvetha Sria year ago
really superb
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Tanushree Sahooa year ago
Hi Sia krishna.. I wanted to know the dal you used was cooked or just soaked in water and then directly used?
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Mamta Agrawala year ago
Delucious
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Evelyn Shilpa2 years ago
Amazing!
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