Narali Bhaat (Sweet Coconut Rice)


  • Basmati Rice: 1 Cup
  • Sugar: 1 Cup
  • Freshly Grated Coconut: 1/2 Cup
  • Cardamom Pods: 3-4
  • Cloves: 3-4
  • Saffron: 3-4 Strings
  • Nutmeg Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Cashews: 5-6 (Cut into 2-3 pieces)
  • Raisins: 5-6
  • Yellow Food Color: 2-3 Drops (Optional)
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp


  1. Wash rice and soak in water for 1/2 hour. Then drain water and keep aside.

  2. Heat ghee in a kadhai or pot. Then add cloves, cardamoms, cashew and raisins. Fry them very well.

  3. Then add rice and saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add grated coconut, mix well.

  4. Then add 2 and half cups of hot water, food color, saffron and nutmeg powder. Mix well and let it cook for a while.

  5. When rice is 90 % done, add sugar and mix well. Cover the pot with lid and let it cook till rice is cooked well.

  6. Serve this rice when it's hot.

This is my entry for Easy Craft's Mixed/Flavoured Rice Variety and Suganya's AFAM: Coconut events.


Asha said...

Indian style rice pudding. Looks yummy, great entry!:)

Vanamala said...

nice sweet dish..will try it for sure..

Trupti said...

Thank you very much Asha and vanmala.

Usha said...

Hi Trupti,I have had the spicy coconut rice,first time seeing a recipe for a sweet one,quite interesting must try it out sometime!

Meera said...

A must for Narlipournima/Rakshabandhan, isn't it?
Yours looks so good. Great job!

Hima said...

Hi trupti, this is hima, sorry I took my own time to post the arusuvai recipes. Thanks for considering me and I posted them today. Please do check when you get time. And let me say thanks for those awesome masala powders. I will note down the recipes and will have them with me forever.

oh! btw, the sweet rice is so tempting.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

I have also made this sweet coconut rice.. i have used condensed milk in my recipe. i will share my recipe later when i make it.. your rice looks delicious!!

Trupti said...

Hi Usha, this rice is must at the time of Narlipournima/ Rakshabandhan festival in Maharashtra. You try it and let me know how it comes.

You are right Meera. I made this for AFAM event.

That's Ok Hima. I am glad that you liked both spices.

Thank you Mahimaa.

Pearlsofeast said...

wow sounds great.Sweet rice with coconut must be tasting delicious.

easycrafts said...

Nice flavoured sweet rice...thanks for participating

Sireesha said...

Yummy narali bhaat trupti.Love the new look of template.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

ooh, sweet and cooconutty....thats my kind of a dish! yummy!! :-)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

love the new look of the blog, BTW!

Trupti said...

Yes tasted vary good.

Thank you Sireesha and JZ

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hey trupi, theres something for u on my blog. check it out!!

ranji said...

never made coconut rice b4..this one looks awesome..ned to try out...

Raja said...

Great recipe, I made it today for my mother and father. They both relished it.Thanks a lot.