Sunday, March 13, 2011

Coriander rice-Coriander rice recipe-Kothamalli Sadam

Here is a very simple and quick rice recipe with fresh coriander leaves. You do not need much ingredients to prepare this flavorful rice. It is also a perfect lunch box recipe, all you need is some papads or raitha to go along with it. Any one can prepare this simple rice recipe

Coriander rice-Kothamalli Sadam

Coriander Rice-Kothamalli Sadam

Coriander Rice-Kothamalli Sadam

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryRice Recipes-Lunch
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati rice/any rice - 1 cup
   Coriander leaves/kothamalli ilai - 1 cup tightly packed and a handful
   Onion -1 cup chopped
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Green chilli - 2-3
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/Jeera-1 tsp


Cook rice in such a way that the grains are separate.More details on  How to cook rice?

Wash coriander leaves under running water 2-3 times. Chop it and grind it along with ginger and green chilli using very less water. Keep the paste aside.

Method - Just 2 steps

1.Heat oil in a pan, add cumin/jeera seeds, when it sizzles, add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent.

2.Then add the ground paste, needed salt and saute until the raw smell goes and oil separates.

Mix rice and serve it with any raita. Voila! A tasty, quick and satisfying rice dish is ready.

Coriander recipes from Padhuskitchen

Kothamalli Podi

Coriander Chutney for idly, dosa

Kothamalli Chutney with onions

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


  1. A very yummy comfort food. Presentation is so good.

  2. Thatz sooo cute:-) I love variety rice and corriander rice looks perfect:-)

  3. Love coriander rice anytime, just drooling..

  4. Such a cute presentation!!! This dish looks so flavorsome..The lovely green colored rice makes it look so inviting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. What a lovely idea for lunch!! Love your presentation!!

  7. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது..பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி..

  8. eeye, cute presentation and a yummy green color rice..It looks very appealing :)

  9. I am also smiling seeing the plate...
    looks delicious dear :)

  10. This is so simple and looks delicious too... Loved the smiling rice, great presentation.
    Have a wonderful week:-)

  11. Nice and flavourful rice...lovely presentation as well

  12. Nice recipe and the rice looks perfect.

  13. Smiley face looks so nice... and recipe is great one pot meal

  14. Yummy coriander rice..Cute presentation!

  15. cute corinader rice guy. Looks awesome delicious.

  16. A simple n Easy Lunch Box Idea..

  17. Wonderful presentation...Like Aruna even I'm smiling at the plate

  18. Beautiful presentation!!! looks so delicious!!

  19. flavourful rice and cute presentation

  20. Hey Padhu, nice green colour. The presentation is really cute.

  21. Padmini your version of kothmeer rice is new to me,but it looks very yummy.

  22. Padhu like your delicious smiling green coriander rice dish!

  23. Looks lovely. Especially the smile :)

  24. hi padma
    i like ur recipes...n its creativity...wonderful

  25. One day i forgot how to make this and added garlic instead of ginger. It tasted good too.

  26. your dishes were all really good looking and nice presented.... I am really bored of the regular sambar and kolambu varities... hence going to change to the variety rice side and i am going to give a start with your receipes.... wish me good luck.................... :)

  27. Hi, i tried this rice yesterday, and it turned it yummy. moreover so simple in preparation. My husband loved it too..and yes it smells great which itself increases the apetite.

  28. Hi, I have tried quite a few of your recipes the best among them is instant rasam. It is wonderful easy recipe. Thanks a lot. I tried making this coriander rice for todays lunch. I followed the instructions given by you. After sautéing the mix I tasted for salt before adding rice. I got a bitter taste. I was wondering what caused it? I had to throw away the mix as I had no time to alter the bitterness. If possible could you please give your suggestions as to what could have caused the bitterness. Thanks in advance.

    1. There is no chance for this rice to turn bitter. It might be due to the coriander variety.


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