Side Dishes: Crispy Coconut Rice Thalers

5 from 3 votes
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people
Calories 599 kcal


  • 250 g Basmati rice
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 Spring onions fresh
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Mild mango chutney
  • 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp 8-herb mixture frozen
  • Salt, colored pepper from the mill
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Hot peppers hot

For the breading:

  • 3 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp Aci Pul Biber, pepper-chilli flakes mixture, alternatively chilli flakes

aside from that:

  • 4 tbsp Vegetable oil


  • Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet, drain it, allow to cool completely. In the meantime, clean and peel the carrot, grate finely. Clean and rinse the spring onions and cut into very fine rings.
  • Put the cooled rice in a bowl. Add the carrot, spring onions, eggs, desiccated coconut, mango chutney, breadcrumbs and herbs. Season to taste with the spices. Shape the mixture into approx. Eight flat thalers, pressing them together firmly.
  • For the breading, mix the breadcrumbs, sesame seeds and Aci Pul Biber in a deep plate. Turn the thalers loosely in it and press the breading down a little. Cool covered for approx. Two hours until frying.
  • For the preparation, heat the oil in a pan and fry the coconut rice thalers all around until golden brown. Degrease on a piece of kitchen roll and serve.
  • Goes very well with meat dishes with a fruity note but as a main course with a dip / sauce and salad as an option. We ate the coconut rice thalers for one day with marinated chicken breast fillet with a feta and pear topping, a green salad with orange fillets and a mango and peanut dip. The leftovers from the thalers were served the next day with a curry-peanut sauce and a side salad. Recipes for the chicken breast fillet, dip and sauce in steps 6-8. Have fun trying!
  • Marinated chicken breast fillet under a feta and pear topping
  • Spicy mango and peanut dip
  • Exotic curry peanut sauce


Serving: 100gCalories: 599kcalCarbohydrates: 29.5gProtein: 8.2gFat: 50.5g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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