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Coconut Rice Recipe

 Here is a recipe for Coconut Rice and Chicken in one pot:


  • 1kg boneless, skinless chicken thighs,
  • Salt 1tsp
  • turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • chilli powder ½ tsp
  • garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • tomato paste 1tbsp
  • pepper ½ tsp

  • diced onion 1 cup
  • 2 cups of uncooked white rice
  • 2 bay leaves,4 cloves,3, cardamom, 1cinnamon stick, lemon peel
  • 11/2  cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt in rice 1 ½ tsp


  1. marinade 1kg of boneless chicken thighs with 1 tsp of salt, ginger and garlic paste 1 tbsp of each, ½  tsp of black pepper, ¼ tsp of turmeric and 1 tbsp of tomato paste. give it a good mix and leave it for at least 20 mins.
  2.  wash and drain 2 cups of basmati rice and let it soak up the excess water for 15-20 mins.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. sear the chicken pieces on both sides.
  4. take 2½ cups of water, into that add 1½ cups of canned coconut milk. microwave it until boiling hot before adding it to the rice. you might need more or less water than this depending on your rice type.
  5. remove the chicken and deglaze the pan with a little bit of water then add 1 cup of onion.  cook until caramelized. add the rice and some whole cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, lemon peel, and a tbsp of ghee or butter.
  6. add the hot coconut milk to the rice,  add 1½ tsp of salt bring it to a boil then place the chicken on top. 
  7. cover the pot and cook on low heat for 15-20 mins. stir the rice gently halfway through. 
  8. remove the whole spices and serve.
  9. let me know if you have any questions


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