Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat | How to make Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat

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    Created on 23rd Nov 2015

About Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat

A sweet rice recipe made with fresh coconut and Jaggery. This is a typical Maharashtrian dish and we offer this as Naivedhyam on Narali Pournima/ Raksha Bandhan. Narali Bhat is an irresistible dish which is a blend of rich flavours of Green Cardamom, saffron and spices like Clove and Cinnamon. Dry fruits and raisins add to the richness of the dish. The recipe calls for cooking the rice in coconut milk instead of water and is sweetened using Jaggery.

Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Maharashtra. Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 15 minute and it takes 20 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat at your home.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People

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Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat

Ingredients to make Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 Cup scrapped fresh Coconut
  • 1 1/2 Cup thin Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup thick Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 Cup freshly grated Jaggery
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Few saffron strands dissolved in 2-3 tbsp of warm milk
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2-3 small pieces of Cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 green cardamom
  • Few Cashew Nuts and Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom and Nutmeg Powder
  • A pinch of salt

How to make Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat

  1. Soak the Basmati rice for 15 minutes, drain and keep aside. Add the grated Jaggery to the thick Coconut milk and mix properly. Also in a small bowl add few saffron strands to 2-3 tbsp warm milk.
  2. Heat up 2 tbsp ghee in a non stick wok on medium heat and add the spices - Green Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and dry fruits and fry until fragrant.
  3. Add the soaked and drained rice and stir well for 1-2 minutes. Now add the thin Coconut milk and pinch of salt to the rice, cover the wok with a lid and cook the rice to 80%.
  4. Add the jaggery mixed thick coconut milk and saffron milk to the rice.
  5. The rice may look watery but do not worry, the Jaggery will coat nicely to the rice and all the coconut milk will be soaked up within 2-3 minutes. Add the scrapped coconut and 1/2 tsp cardamom and nutmeg powder to the rice.
  6. Mix well and cook for one more minute. Serve it either hot or cold and enjoy. The dish acts both as a main course and as a sweet dish. I usually serve it with some spicy and rich gravy dish and poori.
My Tip: Add the jaggery mixed thick coconut milk to the rice only once it is almost cooked. Adding jaggery to the rice in earlier stage will end up in uncooked rice.

Reviews for Sweet Coconut Rice / Narali Bhaat (2)

Bhawana Kulkarnia year ago
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Vaishali Nhalande More2 years ago
Thanks dear , phar divsan pasun chi ichha hoti narali bhat shikayachi .
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