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easy coconut rice recipe kerala style

Easy Coconut Rice Recipe With Green Mung Beans, South Indian Kerala Style Green Mung Bean Coconut Rice Recipe

Very easy to make, simple and yummy South Indian Kerala style coconut rice with green mung beans.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 381kcal


For seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 red chilies avoid chilies if making for kids
  • 1 string curry leaves


  • Wash the rice and green mung beans and add both to the pressure cooker.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Add fresh grated coconut (or unsweetened dry shredded) to the rice beans mix
  • Add ginger garlic paste and stir everything well.
  • Add the water, mix well and close the pressure cooker. Make sure you always follow the directions in the manual while using pressure cooker including the use of safety valve.
  • Cook in medium heat for about 10 minutes or until 2 whistles have come.
  • Switch off the stove and wait for the pressure cooker to cool down.
  • Once the pressure cooker is cool, you can open the cooker and gently mix the cooked coconut rice & beans.
  • To prepare the seasoning, heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fry for few seconds.
  • Add red chilies and curry leaves, fry for a few seconds. Now the seasoning is ready.
  • Pour this seasoning over the prepared coconut rice with mung beans, and gently mix again. The delicious, easy and healthy coconut rice is ready to serve! Enjoy the hot and delicious coconut rice with fresh yogurt, raitha or any side dishes of your choice. I really like to have this without any side dishes though I like it also with some fresh yogurt and pickles!


This is a kid friendly rice recipe as well, just make sure not to add the red chilies if you are making for kids.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 75.9mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.3mg