Coriander rice/Kothamalli sadam

My mom used to make this recipe often for lunch box when I was going to college.She got this recipe from a cookery show in T.V.It is a healthy rice and doesn't need any extra side dish.The freshly ground coriander leaves mixed with the spices and the lemon juice gives a nice aroma and taste to this rice.


Basmathi rice 2cups
Coriander leaves 2cups
Onion2 no.(medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste2tsp
Green chilly5-6
Yellow peas(soaked&cooked)1/2cup
Cinnamom1 inch piece
Lemon juice2tsp
Cashewsto garnish
Salt to taste


                  Cook the rice in the cooker and spread it in the plate to get the grains separated.Slice the onions finely.Cook the peas and potato separately and cube the potato into bite size pieces.Grind the coriander leaves,green chillies and salt together to make a fine paste.

Place a pan,heat the oil and season it with cloves and cinnamon.Fry the onion and follows the ginger&garlic paste.

Now add in the ground paste and let it boil for 2-3 mins.Add the cubed  potato and peas to it and mix it well.

Switch off the stove and finally add the lemon juice.Mix it with rice gently.

Garnish it with fried cashews.

Coriander rice is ready to enjoy.

  • Lemon juice should be added after switch off the stove otherwise it will become bitter.
  • Basmathi rice makes this recipe more flavorful.
  • Tomatoes can be added for extra taste.


Coriander rice is really very tasty. That smell of coriander while cooking the rice is so mouth watering! Keep sharing such unique recipes.

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