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Tengai Saadam (Coconut Rice)

South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine- Roli Books
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Tengai Saadam (Coconut Rice) RECIPE

A coconut rice dish that comprises of textures and flavours.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. rice 1 cup / 200 gm
  2. coconut (nariyal), scraped ½ cup
  3. Refined oil 2 tsp/ 10 ml
  4. Mustard seeds (rai) ½ tsp/ 1 ½ gm
  5. Dry red chillies (sookhi lal mirch) 2
  6. asafoetida (hing) a pinch
  7. Split black gram (urad dal) 2 tsp
  8. salt to taste


  1. Cook the rice and keep aside to cool.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, dry red chilies, asafoetida, and split black gram. When the seeds start spluttering, add the coconut and saute till golden brown. Add the salt and then mix with the rice.
  3. Taste to adjust the salt.
  4. Serve with Pachadi for best taste.

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Anju Jain
Anju Jain   Mar-23-2016

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