This is an easy to make lunch box recipe, one of the specialty of South Indian kitchen.

  • Thin variety of rice – 1 cup
  • Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup (grate only the white portion)
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 2 tablespoon
  • Red chillies – 2
  • Green chillies – 2 (slit vertically)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Hing – ½ teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – 1/4 teaspoon
  1. Soak urad dhal for one hour, drain and dry it in a cloth.
  2. Cook rice so that the grains are separate and allow it to attain room temperature.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, temper mustard seeds, red chillies and add urad dhal.
  4. Fry till light brown, add green chillies, hing, coconut and curry leaves.
  5. Fry uniformly till coconut colour changes to light golden colour.
  6. Remove, add rice and salt.
  7. Mix well, adding little sugar makes it very tasty, but this is one’s choice.
  8. Just before serving  add 1 tablespoon fresh raw grated coconut and a teaspoon raw coconut oil for a very good flavour.