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116 coconut oil recipes

Last Updated : Nov 28,2023

नारियल का तेल रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (coconut oil recipes in Hindi)
નાળિયેરનું તેલ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (coconut oil recipes in Gujarati)

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Coconut oil recipes | Indian coconut oil recipes | Coconut oil used in Indian recipes |

Indian Breakfast recipes using Coconut oil

Appam a famous dish from the keralite repertoire of south indian cooking. This recipe is an easy-to-make, instant version. Rava Dosa easy to make counterpart of the traditional dosa! makes it perfect for breakfast on a busy morning. Serve crispy rava dosa hot with Coconut Chutney.

Coconut ChutneyCoconut Chutney

Adai Recipe quick South-Indian style dosa has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well. Coconut Flour Bread make a healthy loaf of bread, which is gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb great for breakfast.

Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast

An accompaniment combination with appam and idiyappam Potato Stew has the dominant flavour of coconut milk subtly spiced with green chillies.

South Indian food using Coconut Oil

South Indians uses coconut by all means in every dish they make. Let that be oil, fresh coconut or its milk. It is one of the dominating ingredients in the cuisine, few are such recipes Bisi Bele Bhaat a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita. 

Bisi Bele Bhaat
Bisi Bele Bhaat

Garlic Rasam this is good for digestion as well as for general well-being. Having rasam at least once a fortnight and enjoy its flavour along with its health benefits. 

Garlic RasamGarlic Rasam

Mor Kuzhambu quite easy to make and uses common ingredients. It is basically whisked curd flavoured with a semi-spicy coconut paste. 

More KuzhambuMore Kuzhambu

Tamarind Rice popularly known as puliyodharai, puliyogare, pulihora, puli sadam is a famous South-Indian tangy, spicy rice preparation.

 Tamarind Rice
 Tamarind Rice

Kala Chana Sundal tempered with mustard, urad dal and other traditional ingredients, and garnished with fresh and juicy grated coconut.  

Chutney and podi using Coconut Oil

Chutney and podi used as an accompaniment in various dishes, goes well for breakfast as well as for lunch. Coriander Pachadi has a nice texture, with something to kind of bite into, like the roasted dals, garlic. It is a wonderful accompaniment for all kinds of tiffin, be it Idli, dosa or upma

Rice and Moong Dal Idli
Rice and Moong Dal Idli

Fried Coconut Chutney mellow flavour of fresh coconut transforms into a more exciting one when it is roasted to a golden brown. Chutney Podi sure to make you gobble up an extra idli or two! Mixed with til oil, this chutney podi makes an exciting accompaniment to hot Idlis and dosas. 

 Fried Coconut Chutney, South Indian Recipe
 Fried Coconut Chutney, South Indian Recipe

Ellu Podi dry spice-dal blends that can be served as side dishes or even mixed with rice and served, for a simple main course meal. 

Ellu Podi
Ellu Podi

Karuveppilai Podi powder of roasted curry leaves, dals and spices, transforms a simple breakfast or into a tongue-tickler!

Indian Curry and gravy using coconut oil

Kerala Sambar a rich and flavourful version, which is made of toovar dal and mixed vegetables like brinjal, ladies finger and red pumpkin, laced with tamarind and flavoured with a spicy masala of coconut. 

 Kerala Sambar, Kerala Sambhar with Coconut
 Kerala Sambar, Kerala Sambhar with Coconut

Kerala Parippu an experience to be savoured. This authentic Kerala dal recipe uses common, everyday ingredients, yet it is addictively tasty when had with freshly Steamed Rice ! Drumstick and Cashew Curry a unique dish with cashew pieces in every bite. Yam Kalan a spicy, curd-based gravy recipe from Kerala. 

 Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe
 Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe

Indian Sabzi's using Coconut oil

Bhindi Mappas features sautéed bhindi in aromatic coconut milk gravy.

Avial delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. French Beans Poriyal an indispensable part of the Tamilian thali meal. Cabbage Foogath simple yet very delicious and the most basic and minimal ingredients are used in preparing foogath, mainly made with cabbage, green peas, grated coconut and coconut oil. 


Capsicum Poriyal this flavourful and crunchy veggie is a hot favourite there too, and is used in a variety of dishes. Pumpkin Kootu Curry a semi-solid curry of veggies and pulses or beans, enriched with a paste of coconut and spices, and tempered traditionally.

French Beans and Carrot Thoran a colourful combination of French beans and carrot. Veggies sautéed with onions and an aromatic tempering of seeds and red chillies, and then it is perked up with a tasty mixture of coconut.

 French Beans and Carrot Thoran, Kerala Dry Sabzi French Beans and Carrot Thoran, Kerala Dry Sabzi

Healthy munchies and Indian snacks using coconut oil

Avocado and Coconut Crostini delectable version, crostinis topped with an innovative combination of avocado, coconut oil and freshly-grated coconut. 

 Avocado and Coconut Crostini  Avocado and Coconut Crostini

Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts healthier than the tradition popcorn. Made from simple ingredients like jowar puffs, peanuts, dry coconut, coconut oil. 

Upperi mouth-feel is an appetizing appearance while spices like cardamom and dry ginger give it a wonderful aroma and taste. Mixed Nut and Berries Granola handy snacks, which can help to fight sudden hunger pangs at work or when you are on the move.  

 Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam  Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam

Beverages using Coconut Oil 

Coconut Milk with Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer health-conscious people are always looking for healthier alternatives to milk to add to their black coffee this one recipe goes beautifully with black coffee! 

 Coconut Milk with Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer Recipe  Coconut Milk with Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer Recipe

Orange Oat Coconut Smoothie it has a completely off-beat taste, which is so exciting for the palate, that you can’t wait between gulps! 

Healthy Desserts using  Coconut Oil

Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert With the intense flavour of cocoa, the mellow but rich taste of coconut butter and the lovely crunch of coconut, this dessert is one that everyone will relish.

 Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert

Almond Berry and Coconut Cake a dashing treat for the palate, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and splendid flavour. This unique cake is made with almond flour, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and honey.

 Almond Berry and Coconut Cake, For Fitness and Weight Loss  Almond Berry and Coconut Cake, For Fitness and Weight Loss

Benefits of coconut oil 

Coconut Oil : Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s).  Unlike other fats, they go directly from the gut to the liver. From here, they are then used as a source of energy. As the calories in MCT’s are used straight away, they are less likely to be stored as fats in the body. MCT's have shown to improve your brain and memory function, they also give a boost to your energy levels and improve your endurance

 Kadala Curry, Kerala Curry for Appam, Puttu and Dosa  Kadala Curry, Kerala Curry for Appam, Puttu and Dosa

The MCT in Coconut oil reduces the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while increasing the count of HDL cholesterol, maintaining normal blood pressure and good for diabetics. See detailed benefits of coconut oil

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Coconut Milk with Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer Recipe
Recipe# 42299
16 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Health-conscious people are always looking for healthier alternatives to milk to add to their black coffee, even though it is just a few teaspoons of milk that is needed to make your coffee palatable! Milk contains lactase, which is considered to be unhealthy in many ways. You could replace the ....
Dry Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 2860
10 Jun 21

 by Tarla Dalal
dry garlic chutney recipe | sukha lehsun chutney | vada pav chutney | Maharashtrian style dry garlic chutney | with 17 amazing images. dry garlic chutney recipe i ....
Appam ( How To Make Appam )
Recipe# 32844
09 Aug 23

by Tarla Dalal
appam recipe | instant appam | Kerala appam | palappam | with 7 amazing images. Appam is a tasty white Indian pancake crisp on the sides with a soft centre.
Masala Tinda, Tinda Ki Sabzi
Recipe# 3873
02 Jun 23

by Tarla Dalal
tinda ki sabzi recipe | Rajasthani tinda sabzi | sukhka tinda sabji | masala round gourd sabzi | with 20 amazing images. tinda ki sabzi is a spicy dry Rajasthani ....
Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32889
13 Jul 22

 by Tarla Dalal
This spicy and tangy rice preparation is ideal for packing in a lunch box, and sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy it hot and fresh with papads or pack it with a katori of coconut pachadi; either way it will taste just as appealing, as it combines an assortment of ingredients that compl ....
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa
Recipe# 32837
16 Oct 20

by Tarla Dalal
rava dosa recipe | instant rava dosa | sooji dosa | South Indian rava dosa | crispy semolina dosa | with 17 amazing images. Rava dosa ....
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
18 Apr 22

by Tarla Dalal
adai recipe | adai dosa | quick South-Indian style adai dosa | Chettinad kara adai | with amazing 29 images. adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of ....
Coriander Pachadi, South Indian Chutney
Recipe# 32901
23 Aug 22

 by Tarla Dalal
coriander pachadi recipe | South Indian coriander chutney | coriander chutney | cilantro chutney | with 25 amazing images. coriander pachadi recipe |
Fried Coconut Chutney, South Indian Recipe
Recipe# 32668
26 Feb 21

 by Tarla Dalal
fried coconut chutney | roasted coconut chutney | nariyal chutney | with 15 amazing images. The mellow flavour of fresh coconut transforms into a more exciting one when it is roasted to a golden brown. This part ....
Bhindi Mappas,  Bhindi in Coconut Gravy, Kerala Vendakka  Recipe
Recipe# 32908
16 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite of the Syrian Christians in Kerala, Bhindi Mappas features sautéed bhindi in aromatic coconut milk gravy. Although the bhindi does take some time to cook, this recipe is otherwise quite easy as it makes use of everyday ingredients and simple cooking methods. An assortm ....
Bisi Bele Bhaat
Recipe# 32894
27 Dec 21

 by Tarla Dalal
This traditional spicy rice dish from karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to! improvise by adding field beans, peas, kidney beans or other legumes along with the vegetables, for ....
Chatambade, Masala Vade, Chattambade
Recipe# 32667
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
The addition of curry leaves, either as a seasoning or a flavouring agent, is a salient feature of South Indian cooking. This South Indian delicacy stands testimony to this, with the distinct flavour and aroma of curry leaves wafting through the air and ....
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
31 Aug 23

 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage pulao recipe | spicy patta gobi pulao | healthy Indian cabbage rice | with 30 amazing images. cabbage pulao is a hearty and satisfying dish that is popular in South India. Enjoy how ....
Chana Soya Masala
Recipe# 6418
21 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
chana soya masala recipe | white chick pea soya sabzi | healthy soya chana sabji | with 20 amazing images. chana soya masala is a semi dry healthy soya sabji. Learn to make
Chutney Podi, Thengai Powder, Chutney Powder
Recipe# 32874
29 Aug 22

 by Tarla Dalal
chutney podi recipe | Thengai powder | chutney podi with coconut | with 30 amazing images. chutney podi recipe is known as Thengai podi. Podi means powder in Mal ....
Masala Cauliflower with Green Peas Sabzi
Recipe# 6424
25 Jun 23

 by Tarla Dalal
masala cauliflower with green peas sabzi recipe | healthy cauliflower peas masala | masala gobi matar sabzi | Indian style gobi matar | with 32 amazing images. masala ca ....
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Sabzi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3871
16 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
Is it the magic of our Indian everyday spices, or the methods of preparation, that make the Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi so delicious? Find out for yourself! A masaledar preparation of cluster beans, made with common ingredients you are sure to have in your kitchen, like ginger, green chillies, cumin se ....
Avial, South Indian Curry
Recipe# 22366
08 Jul 22

by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering South Indian curry is nothing short of a delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. Do not chop the veggies too finely when making Avial, because the veggies should re ....
Semiya Upma, Wheat Vermicelli Upma
Recipe# 32680
26 Sep 22

by Tarla Dalal
semiya upma recipe | wheat vermicelli upma | quick semiya upma with coconut | healthy wheat vermicelli recipe | with 23 amazing images. semiya veg upma recipe | ....
Beans Poriyal
Recipe# 32852
06 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
beans poriyal | South Indian style French bean poriyal | french beans sabzi | with 22 amazing images. beans poriyal is a quick and tasty South Indian recipe made with tender french beans, s ....
Dal and Soya Paratha
Recipe# 22408
26 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
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dal and soya paratha recipe | soya dal paratha | healthy dal soy vegetable paratha | with 40 amazing images. dal and soya paratha is a paratha made with soya flour, dal and vegetables. Lear ....
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
Recipe# 33336
06 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
bisi bele bhat recipe | Karnataka style bisibele bhat | how to make bisi bele bhat at home | with step by step photos. bisi bele bhat is a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka which ....
Healthy Lentil Soup, Yellow Moong Dal Soup Recipe
Recipe# 7438
12 Sep 23

 by Tarla Dalal
healthy Indian lentil soup recipe | dal soup | moong dal vegetable soup with barley | with 45 amazing images. healthy Indian lentil soup is made from split yellow gram. Learn how to make < ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
03 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
moong dal tikki recipe | moong dal vegetable kebab | healthy moong dal paneer cutlet | with 40 images. moong dal tikki is a healthy Indian starter to serve. Learn to make
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