Coriander rice / kothamalli sadam – is a tasty rice dish made with coriander leaves as the main ingredient. It is very easy to make especially during busy morning hours. Usually I have a practice of buying bunches of coriander leaves whenever I go to the market. So in order to make use of those coriander leaves I make this easy rice dish. And now a days, due to my health condition, I am not able to spend more time in the kitchen and prepare an elaborate lunch. So I try to depend on easy to make rice dishes which I can quickly make it and get out of the kitchen.How to make coriander rice – The method of making kothamalli sadam is very easy. Just wash and grind coriander leaves along with green chillies, onion, ginger. Then temper all the ingredients for rice, add the ground paste and saute well till the entire water evaporates. Then mix it with rice. Isn’t easy? Serve it with some raita. It will taste great. I served it with carrot raita. You can also check this link on how to preserve coriander leaves. Now to the recipe..
Other easy rice varieties:
|cooked basmati rice / long grained rice||1 1/2 cup|
|mustard seeds||1/2 teaspoon|
|cumin seeds / jeerakam||1/2 teaspoon|
|channa dal||1 tablespoon|
|cinnamon / patta||1 small piece|
|cashewnuts||6 – 7|
|lemon juice (optional)||1 teaspoon|
|for masala paste|
|coriander leaves||1/2 cup (packed|
|onion (roughly chopped)||1/2 cup|
|ginger||1 small piece|
|green chilly||1 -2|
1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for half an hour. After that, drain it and cook rice with little salt and oil in 1 and 1/2 cups of water. Spread it on a plate to make the grains separated. Keep it aside.
2. In a mixer jar, add all the ingredients given under the heading “for masala paste” and grind it to a smooth paste.
3. In a pan heat ghee, splutter mustard seeds. Then add cinnamon, cardamom and saute for a few seconds.
4. Then add cashew, channa dal, curry leaves, roasted peanuts and saute till cashew and channa dal becomes light brownish in color.
5. Next add the ground masala paste and saute nicely till ghee separates on the sides of the pan. Turn off the stove and transfer the contents to a plate.
6. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
7. Coriander rice / kothamalli sadam is ready. Serve it with raita.
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Enjoy cooking and serving