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Coriander Rice / Kothamalli Sadam / Dhaniya Rice

November 17, 2015 Motions and Emotions 11 Comments

After so many festivals, you need to get back to your regular routine life which means you will be busy again. If you are a working women you have to prepare your and your family's lunch box as soon as possible. If you are not an officer goer, then also you are tied up with kid's or husband's lunch box and many other house hold works. So basically you all need quick fix lunch box menu which can save your time. 

Here comes simple and flavourful coriander rice. Before festival you do lots of shopping, lots of preparation and during festival you use all of these and you do not realize when your pantry becomes almost empty. When you realize the fact you do not have time to go to market and pick things and cook. But in our kitchen we keep stock of onion, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves. That's it! You can make a meal out of that. If you won't believe check the recipe of coriander rice and it tastes really delicious.

Coriander Rice / Kothamalli Sadam / Dhaniya Rice

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Coriander Leaves - 11/2 cup tightly packed
Green Chilli - 2
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 3 to 4 pods
Onion - 1 Big size, finely chopped
Cashew Nuts - 8 to 10
Bay Leaf - 1
Salt to taste
Ghee  - 1 tablespoon
Refined Oil - 2 tablespoon


1. Cook the basmati rice before hand. Each grains of rice are separate after cooking.  So the rice should be 70 to 80% cooked.
2. Now wash the coriander leaves properly. Take them in grinder along with ginger, garlic, green chilli and make a fine paste.
3. Heat a kadai and pour ghee. Roast the cashew nuts and keep them aside.
4. Add oil in that remaining ghee. Once the oil is hot add bay leaf followed by chopped onions and fry till they are translucent.
5. Next add the ground paste  and cook until the raw smell is gone.
6. Finally add cooked rice and roasted cashew nuts and mix it well. Serve hot with curd or raita or pickle.

Note: You can also cook it in pressure cooker. In that case do not cook the rice in advance. Follow the step 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. After that add uncooked rice and adjust the water. Allow 2 whistle in medium flame. Once the pressure is released you can served it hot.


  1. Oh yes, the pantry stocked up is the saviour when there's hardly time to go out and buy the ingredients. This rice dish - of course, rice and me cannot be separated. Gorgeous for the flavours and that nice colour.

  2. I love coriander preparations.. so flavourful

  3. Anything with coriander is my fav...loving it :)

  4. Love this flavorful and delicious rice..

  5. That is one good-looking dish! Love coriander in every which way!

  6. Love the pale green color of this rice. Looks and sounds intriguing.

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  7. It looks scrumptious. Super yummy :)


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