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Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice) Recipe

Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice) is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Wednesday, 29 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes


  • 300 g - Sugar
  • 2 tbsp - oil or Ghee
  • 200 g - Rice
  • 200 g - fresh grated Coconut
  • 10 to 12 Raisins
  • 5 to 6 powdered Cardamoms
  • 5 to 6 Saffron strands soaked in a tbsp of Milk
  • 4 to 5 Almonds
  • a pinch salt
  • the juice of half a Lemon
  • 3 to 4 tsp - Ghee
  • How to Make Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice):

    1. Wash the rice thoroughly. Drain in a colander for at least 2 hours. In a deep pan, heat the 2 tbsp of oil or ghee.
    2. Add 1 cup of water and cook the rice till the grains are separate but not soft.
    3. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sugar and coconut while the rice is still hot.
    4. Replace the pan on the stove and cook over a low flame, stirring occasionally.
    5. Mix the rice gently so that the grains do not break and turn to mush.
    6. When the rice starts to bubble, reduce the heat to minimum and stir in the lime juice.
    7. Cover the pan and let the rice steam through once.
    8. Remove the narali bhat from the heat. Mix in the cardamoms, saffron and 3-4 tsp of ghee.
    9. Place the dish in a serving bowl and garnish with varkh, raisins, silvered almonds.
    10. This rice tastes good both hot or chilled, fresh or stale.


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