narali bhat

Narali Bhat Recipe – Sweet Coconut Rice

Narali Bhat Recipe – Sweet Coconut Rice

Narali bhaat or Coconut bhat is a traditional recipe from Maharashtra prepared with fresh coconut, jaggery and spices mixed with rice. This tempting coconut bhat is really easy to make. Traditionally, this delectable coconut rice is prepared with jaggery, but you can substitute it with sugar as well.

But we have prefered making it with jaggery which makes this delicacy even more scrumptious. This yummy preparation is often served as a dessert and many a times is included in Indian festival meals too. So, try making this sweet coconut bhat with this great and easy step-by-step recipe, as a sweet dish today at your home and I am very sure everyone will relish eating it. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

1. Rinse the rice thoroughly and soak in water for half an hour.

narali bhat

2. Chop cashew and almonds. Remove stalk from the raisins

narali bhat

3. Peel and crush green cardamom in a mortar and pestle to make powder.

narali bhatMaking:

4. Add 2 tsp ghee in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for a minute.

narali bhat

5. Then add cinnamon, 4 cloves and place it in the microwave for 1 more minute.

narali bhat

6. Now add rice and 2 cups of water to the bowl. Cover the bowl and put it in the microwave for 8 minutes on highest temperature.

narali bhat

7. Take out the rice bowl. Rice are cooked partially, keep them aside for 15 minutes as standing time.

narali bhat

8. After 15 minutes rice is cooled down. Stir a little.

narali bhat

9. Heat 2 to 3 tbsp ghee in a wok and add almonds, cashews and raisins into it.

narali bhat

10. Then add grated coconut and crushed jaggery as well and let it simmer till the jaggery dissolves completely.

narali bhat

11. To it add cooked rice and stir well. Cover and let it cook for 20 minutes. Keep the flame low.

narali bhat

12. Now add cardamom powder to the rice. Narali bhat is ready. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

narali bhatServing:

13. Garnish this lip smacking narali bhat with some chopped almonds and cashews and relish eating warm.

narali bhatSuggestions

  • Authentically narali bhat is prepared with jaggery. But you can replace it with sugar of same amount.
  • Rice can also be cooked on flame.
  • Don’t overcook the rice. Partially cook it.

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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Fresh coconut – 1 cup (grated) (100 grams)
  • Jaggery – 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Ghee – 2 to 4 tbsp
  • Almonds – 6 to 7
  • Cashews – 8 to 10
  • Raisins – 2 tbsp
  • Green cardamom – 4 to 5
  • Clove – 4
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch long piece
Instructions
  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly and soak in water for half an hour.
  2. Chop cashew and almonds. Remove stalk from the raisins
  3. Peel and crush green cardamom in a mortar and pestle to make powder.
  4. Add 2 tsp ghee in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for a minute.
  5. Then add cinnamon, 4 cloves and place it in the microwave for 1 more minute.
  6. Now add rice and 2 cups of water to the bowl. Cover the bowl and put it in the microwave for 8 minutes on highest temperature.
  7. Take out the rice bowl. Rice are cooked partially, keep them aside for 15 minutes as standing time.
  8. After 15 minutes rice is cooled down. Stir a little.
  9. Heat 2 to 3 tbsp ghee in a wok and add almonds, cashews and raisins into it.
  10. Then add grated coconut and crushed jaggery as well and let it simmer till the jaggery dissolves completely.
  11. To it add cooked rice and stir well. Cover and let it cook for 20 minutes. Keep the flame low.
  12. Now add cardamom powder to the rice. Narali bhat is ready. Transfer it to a serving bowl.
  13. Garnish this lip smacking narali bhat with some chopped almonds and cashews and relish eating warm.

 

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