A Delicious Narali Bhat Recipe | स्वादिष्ट नारळीभात | Coconut Rice

Get ready to savor the traditional flavors of Maharashtra with our heartwarming Narali Bhat recipe, specially crafted for the festive occasion of Narali Purnima. Whether you’re a true-blue Maharashtrian or someone curious about our vibrant culture, this recipe is your ticket to experiencing the magic of Narali Purnima. Join me as I share a family-favorite dish that holds a special place in our hearts and kitchens. On this Narali Purnima/Rakshabandhan, let’s celebrate togetherness and the joy of relishing authentic Maharashtrian flavors.

Don’t miss our step-by-step recipe video on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@Maharashtra_Discovery)! You can find the Narali Bhat recipe link here: https://youtu.be/gejso7Il8os

A Delectable Tradition: Narali bhat, a quintessential Maharashtrian delight, has a strong association with Rakshabandhan and Narali Purnima celebrations in Maharashtra. The rich blend of coconut and aromatic spices in this dish embodies the essence of our culture and traditions. As I take you through this beloved recipe, let’s embark on a journey that pays homage to our heritage and the joys of coming together on special occasions.

Quick and Easy Maharashtrian-Style Coconut Milk Recipe

Make your own creamy coconut milk the Maharashtrian way with just two simple ingredients:


Freshly grated coconut
Warm water

Take a handful of freshly grated coconut.
Put it in a blender.
Add some warm water to it.
Blend until smooth.
Strain through a sieve to get pure coconut milk.
Use in your favorite Maharashtrian dishes for that authentic taste!
Enjoy the goodness of homemade coconut milk in your cooking. It’s easy and adds a touch of Maharashtrian flavor to your recipes!

Ingredients for Narali Bhat Recipe:

Gather these simple yet essential ingredients to recreate the magic of Narali Bhat in your own kitchen

  • 1 teaspoon of pure ghee
  • 1 to 2 sticks of fragrant cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamom pods for a hint of warmth
  • 2 cloves for a touch of spice
  • A handful of crunchy cashew nuts
  • Sliced almonds, adding a nutty bite
  • A handful of pistachios (pista) for color and flavor
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked Basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar, for sweetness
  • 1/4 cup of freshly shredded coconut
  • A pinch of saffron, for a touch of luxury
  • A dash of cardamom powder
  • A touch of salt, to enhance the flavors
Method for Narali Bhat:

Cooking with Heart: Step into the kitchen and let’s bring these ingredients to life:

Let’s start by adding a teaspoon of ghee to a pan and gently warming it up.

Next, introduce the fragrant cinnamon sticks, green cardamom pods, and cloves to the pan. Allow their delightful aroma to fill the air around you.

Now, throw in the cashew nuts, pistachios, and sliced almonds. Give them the chance to toast and unveil their rich flavors.

Take the Basmati rice, and make sure to rinse it thoroughly before adding it to the pan. There’s no need to soak the rice beforehand.

For an exquisite fragrance, you can opt for aromatic rice types such as Ambemohor or Indrayani.

Give the rice a gentle sauté for about a minute, letting it absorb all those beautiful flavors.

It’s time to prepare the coconut milk, just as we’ve shown you in our video. Once ready, pour it over the rice and give everything a good mix to ensure a perfect blend.

Allow the mixture to gently come to a boil, creating a magical symphony of flavors.

When it starts bubbling, lower the heat to a gentle simmer, cover the pan, and let the enchantment unfold. Over the next 15-20 minutes, watch as the rice absorbs all the creamy coconut milk.

Remember, keep the flame low and steady throughout this process.

After 15 minutes, give the rice a tender stir to evenly distribute those enticing flavors.

Now, it’s time to add the sugar. Be generous as you mix it in, then cover the pan once more. Let the dish steam on a very low heat setting for 5-10 minutes.

And there you have it – your Narali Bhat, a dish of fragrant and flavorful coconut rice, is now ready to captivate your senses and bring joy to your palate.


Conclusion: As I prepared this delightful Narali Bhat recipe on the occasion of Narali Purnima, memories of family gatherings and shared meals flooded my mind. This traditional Maharashtrian dish symbolizes more than just food; it embodies our heritage and the warmth of togetherness. I invite you to step into your kitchen, recreate this dish, and experience the joy of Maharashtrian culture with every bite. Let the aroma of coconut and spices transport you to our vibrant land, where festivals bring families closer and traditions come alive. Remember, this recipe isn’t just about the ingredients; it’s about creating cherished moments and celebrating the richness of our culture. Wishing you all a happy and flavorful Narali Purnima!

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