Coriander Rice Recipe 1
Coriander Rice | Kothamalli Rice | Kothamalli Sadam
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

coriander rice / kothamalli rice is a one pot meal and ideal for lunch, as simple potato chips / easy aloo fry is enough to have this kothamalli sadam.

Course: Main Course, Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Coriander Rice, Kothamalli Rice, Kothamalli Sadam
Servings: 3 People
Author: Priya Santhamohan
  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1.5 Cup Water (To cook basmati rice)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • Salt As Required
To Grind
  • 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • 1 Small Piece Ginger
  • 4 Pods Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Coconut (Chopped into pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Water (To grind)
To Temper
  • 2 tbsp Oil / Ghee Link for ghee
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 Small piece Cinnamon
  • 5 Pepper Corns
  • 10 Cashew
  1. Soak basmati rice in water for 1/2 an hour. Rinse well and pressure for 2 whistles with 1.5 cup of water, for 1 cup of rice. Then chop onion, tomato and potato into cubes. If preparing the rice later, keep the potato immersed in water. 

  2. Clean the coriander leaves, peel the skin of garlic and ginger. To a mixer, add coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger, garlic, coconut pieces, jeera and fennel seeds.

  3. Pour 1/4 cup of water and grind it to a smooth paste.

  4. Heat ghee/oil in a pan, then temper with the ingredients listed in the table 'To Temper'. Add cashews and fry till golden colour.

  5. Now add onion and saute till translucent. Then add tomato, once it turns mushy, add potato.

  6. Next pour the grounded paste, add turmeric powder and required salt.

  7. Cook covered for 5 minutes in low flame, till the potato turns soft. Ensure the raw smell of the grounded paste has left.

  8. Finally, add the cooked rice and gently mix it, without breaking the rice grains.

    Serve this kothamalli Rice Recipe with Tamilnadu Style potato curry or any raitha.

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