coconut rice recipe is fragrant, aromatic and one of my favourite side dish ! These days I make it in instant pot , electric pressure cooker any other pressure cooker. All It takes is 20Minutes. Cooked with fresh tender coconut and lots of aromatic, this is the perfect side dish for any Indian curry.

Pressure Cooker Coconut Rice Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian


  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • tsp ½urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 Green chillis chopped
  • 2-3 Dried Red chilli
  • 2 Tbsp cashew / kaju
  • 1 cup coconut grated
  • 200 g rice
  • tsp ½salt


  • In a large pan heat coconut oil and add asafoetida/hing , now add dried red chilli, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and cashew sauté for one or two minutes.

  • Now add in grated coconut and saute for 1-2 minutes till raw smell goes away.

  • After roasting the coconut take out everything out of the pan put it in a bowl. Keep it aside. 
In the same pan add washed and soaked rice and stir to lightly toast them.
  • Add in 2 cups of water and cover. Allow the water to boil and then reduce the heat to slow.
  • Cook it covered for 10minutes. After that allow it to stand for 3-4 minutes and fluff with a flat spoon.
  • Now add the cooked coconut masala in the rice and mix in gently. Serve it with plain curd, raita or a curry.