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Sri Lankan Coconut Rice

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: sri lankan
Servings: 4 Servings


  • cups Rice
  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dry Red Chilies
  • 2~3 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 8~10 Curry leaves
  • ¼ cup Roasted Peanuts
  • ¼ cup Fresh grated coconut
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, finely chopped


  • Wash and soak the rice for at least 30 minutes. Soak the dals separately for 30 minutes.
  • Pressure cook the rice with some salt. Alternately rice can be boiled in a big pot of water with salt. Drain the water.
  • Heat 3tbsp coconut oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, soaked dals, green chili, red chili and curry leaves. Once the seeds start to splutter, add the tempering to rice.
  • Add peanuts, grated coconut and chopped cilantro. Mix well and serve with Sri Lankan Curry.