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Coconut kichidi- very delicious and yummy

I love coconut rice, but this time I wanna make something with twist on it. So I thought to try kichidi this time. It came out really good with wonderful color. But let us see what are the benefits & good/bad about the coconut. Coconut and its coconut oil are high in saturated fats, even higher than butter and margarine. Several studies prove that it greatly elevates the LDL- bad cholesterol. However coconut oil is suggested as a replacement for hydrogenated vegetable oils. Although they both increase the bad cholesterol levels, coconut oil seems to also have a powerful HDL- good cholesterol boosting effect. Myristic acid found in coconuts that causes the increase in LDL and HDL accounts for about 19% of the fat in coconut. But it contains good amount of fiber too, that can help you in weight loss.

Now coming to the recipe
Ingredients:(Serves 2)
Rice- 1 & 1/2 cup
Coconut milk-2cups
Salt to taste
Chana dal(senaga pappu)-1/4 cup
Moong dal-1/4cup

For seasoning:
Cumin seeds-1/2ts(Jeera)
Mustard seeds-1/2ts(Avalu)
Whole red chili-1/2( endu mirchi)
Chana dal-1tbsp(senaga pappu)
Toor dal-1tbsp(minapa pappu)
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Green chili-3 in number- longitudinally split
cashew nut-4-5in num(optional)
Curry leaves- 1 rib (optional)

  • Take rice+ chana dal+ toor dalWash and add 2cups of coconut milk and 2 cups of water to the rice mixture and cook them like normal rice with little salt.
  • Now prepare seasoning mean while. For seasoning, heat 2ts of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds after they begin to splatter add chana dal+ Moong dal. and saute until they turn light brown.
  • Now add green chili, fresh grated coconut, cashew nuts and saute them under medium flame till coconut is well cooked. Now add salt to taste and rice mix well.
  • Dish is ready to serve.
hope you like my recipe.


  1. Hi, your coconut kichidi, looks so delicious :)

  2. Nice and very interesting coconut kichidi !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

  3. Lovely one dear. Will try it out.

  4. Very delicious and tempting recipe.. love the preparation !!
    Indian Cuisine

  5. I was pleased to see that bit on coconut, especially since I use it so liberally in my cooking :) The kichidi looks very yummy and I'm sure it tasted even more delicious!

  6. delicious looking flavourful kichidi

  7. Anything made with coconut is my favorite...this one looks yummy!

  8. tempting khichdi...soo yummy..:)

  9. Absolutely tempting and I love this kinda dish..Comforting and filling

  10. Hey thnx D for visiting my space I too m following u.... Lovely blog n this one is my fav :) i make it a way diff let me post it soon :)

  11. very interesting and yummy dish

  12. wow, that is an absolutely delicious recipe and would love to give it a try :)

  13. Deepti.. Saw this on Mharo Rajasthan. Bookmarking!!!! :-)


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