Goan Recipes & Cooking

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Arroz com Coco (Coconut pulao)

Very traditional coconut rice, goes great with Meat Ball Curry


makes 3-4 servings



Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

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  • 1 cup Rice, long-grained, washed
  • 2 cups Coconut, grated or 1 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Butter or Ghee
  • 1 Onion, medium, finely sliced
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Onion, medium, thinly sliced, fried
  • 10 Cashew nuts, fried
  • 1 tbsp Raisins, fried


  • Blend the coconut with 2 cups of warm water to extract 2 cups of coconut milk. Keep aside. If using coconut milk skip this step
  • Heat the butter or ghee in a pan; saute the onion, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and green cardamoms for approximately 3 minutes. Do not burn
  • Add the rice and stir-fry for 1 minute
  • Add the turmeric powder, sugar, salt, and the coconut milk. Stir well
  • Bring the mixture to the boil, lower heat, cover and simmer till the rice is cooked
  • Serve garnished with fried onion, cashew nuts, and raisins
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