Sunday, 19 February 2012

Cardomom & Coconut Pulao Rice

This rice is tasty specially because of shredded coconut & this is very easy to prepare.

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 cups  basmati or long grained rice
Cooking Oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 green cardamom pods
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Handful of cashew
Handful of Raisins
Salt to taste
2-3 tbspn shredded/grated coconut
Wash rice & allow to drain water.
Heat about 3 tbspn oil in a pan.Fry sliced onion until golden brown & transfer to a paper towel to drain oil. Same way fry curry leaves.
After removing onion & curry leaves; add cinnamon stick, cardamom & cumin seeds. Fry them. Then add washed rice together with cashew & raisins.
Mix well & cook for about 1 minute or until rice is well coated with oil.
Now add required water & salt & bring rice to boil. In this stage, you can transfer rice to rice cooker.
Meanwhile, toast shredded coconut in a pan until golden brown.
Once the rice is done, mix fried onion, curry leaves & toasted coconut.
Serve hot.


  1. Hey Amy this is fantastic. I have loved coconut in my rice but my kids dont. Thanks a million.

  2. Such great combination of flavors!! Absolutely great! :)

  3. yummy recipe


  4. Amy ........fantastic rice dear...

  5. Looks simple but Yummy,I'm Rice lover,I love the recipe !!

  6. loved the addition of cardamom in it,lovely !!

    Erivum Puliyum

  7. I like the combination of flavors in this rice, especially the cardamom. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too!

  8. Yummy!! Delicious with a Chicken coconut milk Curry..

  9. Very delicious, raisins and coconut, nice combo..

  10. simple, flavourful and delicious rice..

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

  11. I'm sure it tasted gr8...i love anything with coconut!

  12. Delicious one pot meal, nice recipe :)
    Amy I that was a mistake of putting link to ur event. I just thought like it's v-Day event but forgot the theme was decorating. I deleted the link from my post :) Sorry 4 the confusion dear, hope u won't mind :)

    1. oh yes,I understand what happened...that day I thought it is a problem in linky tool...:)

  13. simple rice..but looking very flavourful and delicious too

  14. Coconut rice is my favorite dish.this dish is simple and easy.Thx for linking to the event.


Thank you for visiting Food Corner. Enjoy some Sri Lankan Recipes here!
I love to read your comments!
If you have any quarry please comment here or email to
No word verification, instead I have enabled comments moderation.
Have a Great Day!!