Coriander Rice/Kothamalli sadam

Today's recipe is a simple yet delicious and easy to make one pot meal can be made in no time.I have a posted another version of coriander rice here. I tired this recipe couple of times and everybody liked it a lot.
This version of making coriander rice doesn't need any fancy ingredients,all you need to do is grind everything and add it to the tempering and mix it with rice.Lets move on to the recipe....................................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~2


Raw rice or Basmathi rice1cup
Coriander leaves/kothamalli11/2 cups
Green chilly/pacha milagai3-4
Tamarind/puli1 inch
Onion(medium size)1/2(finely chopped)
Cashews/mundidri1 tbs(broken)
Oil1 tbs

For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/kulutham paruppu1tsp
Bengal gram dhal/kadalaparuppu11/2tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Red chilly/varamilagai1(broken)


Cook the rice in a pressure cooker or electric cooker.Once the rice is done,cool it completely.
In a blender jar put together the coriander leaves,green chillies,tamarind and salt,grind it to fine paste without adding water.If needed sprinkle some water,keep it aside.

Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering,add the cashews and fry it for 30 seconds.Then add the chopped onion and saute it with a pinch of salt.

Then goes in the ground paste and fry it for couple of minutes or till the raw smell goes off.Put off the flame.

Now add the cooked rice and mix it gently till everything blends well.

Coriander rice is ready.Serve it with chips or vegetable fry.


  • The amount of green chilly given is for medium spicy level,it can be altered according to personal preference.
  • The same recipe can be followed to make mint rice.
  • Addition onion is purely optional,can be made without onion too.
  • A tsp of lemon juice can be added for extra tangy taste.


Flavorful and healthy rice, looks delicious...

Love cilantro/mint dishes, this rice sounds so flavorful and it!!

Beautiful rice so perfectly made dear love the colour :) must try this sometime

Deliciousness colorful rice..tempting clicks

wow, it looks so nice. I wish to try sometime :)

My sister do the same procedure . where as she add the onion in the sauteing not in grinding.. It must be yummy !

Delicious rice, full of flavor..

I love cilantro flavor a lot, Nalini!! This is definitely my kind of rice.. So delicious..

Delicious and nice flavors too !

very yummy and colorful rice... one of my fav. rice aks...

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