Kobari annam / coconut rice

The 9 days of Navratri were all spent with prayers/poojas. Enjoyed different prasadams and visited couple of golu (arrangement of idols as depicted below) ceremonies at friends. I really loved the different themes showcased in the arrangement. I learned that people collect idols over the year in preparation for this ceremony. This picture is from one of the friend’s house. Some of the things like mirror room, temple pond etc were all hand-made by them. I was so happy to see the devotion and love towards tradition.

Coconut rice is one of the prasadms I made during Navratri days. I added fresh black-eyed beans from local farmer’s market. Usually, green peas are used instead.

Kobari annam/coconut rice

Kobari annam/coconut rice


  1. Grated coconut  –  one-fourth cup
  2. Green chili paste  –  one tbsp
  3. Pink salt  –  to taste
  4. Oil  –  four tsp
  5. Jeera  –  one tsp
  6. Mustard seeds  –  one tsp
  7. Urad daal  –  one tsp
  8. Chana daal  –  one tsp
  9. Cashews  –  few
  10. Curry leaf  – few
  11. Asafetida  –  a pinch
  12. Fresh black eye beans / alasandalu   –  half cup
  13. Cooked rice  –  three cups (i used sona masoori rice variety)
  14. Lime juice  –  one and a half tsp
  15. Chopped coriander  –  three tsp


In a hot pan, add oil, mustard seeds, jeera seeds, chana dal, urad daal, curry leafs, cashews, and asafetida. Fry them until they are light brown. Add black eye beans and fry them until they are cooked and soft. Add grated coconut and chili paste. Fry for a minute, then add rice, salt, and lime juice. Mix well. Turn off the heat.

Coconut rice

Coconut rice


Serves two


20 mins


One day