Coconut Milk Tamarind Rice Recipe


  • Basmati rice or any regular rice – 1 cup
  • Chopped tomato – 2
  • Dry chili – 4
  • Split bangal gram –1/2 teaspoon
  • Tamarind – 1 big size
  • Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seed – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaf – 8
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  • Oil – 3 teaspoon (tsp.)
  • Spit black gram – 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  • Mustard seed – 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.)


  1. You have to start with soaking the split Bengal gram for 5 minutes in water, then drain the water and keep the Bengal gram aside.
  2. Now roast the fenugreek and powder it and also keep this aside.
  3. Make thick coconut by grinding the coconut with ¾ cup of water in a mixer grinder. Strain the milk from the mix and keep it aside.
  4. Now, take the strained coconut pulp with 3/4 cups water in a grinder. Now strain the liquid from the coconut, that gives you light coconut milk and keep it aside.
  5. You have to soak tamarind in 3/4 cup of water for next 30 minutes, and then take out the thick juice by squeezing the tamarind. Add this juice to the light coconut milk.
  6. Now heat a pressure cooker and add some oil after that add mustard seeds, once the mustard seeds stop cracking then add soaked Bengal gram and sauté for some time.
  7. Now add black gram in it with curry leaves, red dry chili, turmeric powder, sauté it for a minute.
  8. Now it is time to add some chopped tomatoes and sauté for a minute.
  9. It is the time to add tamarind juice and coconut milk mixture.
  10. Add salt to taste and cook until it comes to boil.
  11. Add the basmati rice to the mix and continue cooking for a minute. Now add the fenugreek powder and cook for the next two minutes.
  12. Now add the thick coconut milk that you have prepared earlier.
  13. Now cover the pressure cooker with lid and whistle and wait for 12 minutes and 3 whistles.
  14. Wait for the pressure to release. Mix it well and serve hot.

Foot note

    If you wish, you can cook it in the pan as well. This dish gets cooked in 1 hour.

Coconut Milk Tamarind Rice Recipe

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