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Apr 23, 2012

கொத்தமல்லி சாதம் / Kothamali Sadam / Coriander Rice - Quick Lunch Box Ideas

Welcome Friends to another week of colourful days.. This week I am in for BM and going to do a special theme "Cooking with Alphabets"..I am going to start with the letter 'K' ..So you see recipes starting with the letter L,M,N,O,P,Q in the coming days. I have prepared all my recipes in advance so I can post very relaxingly and calmly without any fuss. 

I made some nice rice recipe which is one of my favorites..It is packed with full of flavour but so easy peasy to make..Infact the cool thing in this is..You can make the masala in bulk and store in freezer..So if you need to pack a quick lunch or make something very fast, take some masala from the freezer warm it in a kadai or microwave and mix rice with that..How easy is that..But it is not hard to make from scratch too, I made this within 15 mins…I made this a month back along with some mint rice..I served it with papad, curd and papad..

I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 1 with the theme 'Cooking with Alphabets'. I hope you will love it as much I do and tell me if you tried it..


Ghee - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / kaduku - 1 tsp
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 1 tblspn
Urad dal / Ulundu - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 3 crushed
Peanuts - 3 tblspn
Rice - 5 cups Cooked ( HOW TO COOK RICE )

For Green Masala:
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 4 cup packed
Onion - 1 small chopped
Ginger - 1 small piece
Salt to taste


Grind the given ingrediants to a fine paste.

Heat ghee in  a kadai. Add mustard seeds and allow them to pop.

Add in channa dal, urad dal, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and mix well.

Add in peanuts and give a stir let the fry till everything is golden and browned evenly.

Now add in the ground masala and cook it for 5 mins till the masala is cooked and ghee separates from that.

Add cooked rice to it and mix well.

Serve hot with raita or poriyal.

Take all your ingrediants

You will need a bunch of fresh coriander leaves..AKA Cilantro

Take the grinding ingrediants in a blender

and make into a fine puree

Heat ghee in a pan. Add mustard in it and let them POP

add channa dal & Urad dal

Now goes Cinnamon & Bay leaf & Cardamom

Now comes my favorite part...Add a good amount of peanuts!!!

and let them fry it the aromatic ghee

now goes the ground green masala

fry them till oil separates from them

like this

add rice to that and toss well



  1. look delicious, this is on my to-do list since Valli had posted about her office party..she cooked a massive quantity so was daunting for me to try..but your step - by -steo pictures here are pushing me harder now

  2. very says & nice idea of making a paste in advance!

    Ongoing Event : WTML

  3. Lovely and aromatic rice.. awesome job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Love the kothamalli rice ...looks fab...good one Aarthi.

  5. Nice clicks n nice recipe too

  6. very delicious rice..looks wonderful

  7. Super flavourful one pot meal,love this rice anytime.

  8. looks very inviting and tasty.

  9. Love kothamali rice ...looks so gud

  10. I make this one too, but not the south Indian way of tadka with peanuts and all. Nice dish.

  11. Aarti you are so hardworking girl...Looking forward to see your alphabets series. Nice rice dish

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. super.. nice and flavorful rice ...

  13. what a nice colored rice...perfect for springtime

  14. Such a colorful and flavorful rice....looks yummy.

  15. Like your version of coriander rice too.

  16. That's very interesting colour!

  17. Funny how I never have tried Coriander rice, though I have tried a lot of other variety rices. Should definitely try this sometime! Yours has come out really nice :)

  18. I love the colour.....kothumalli sadam is a reguar in my house....and the pics are very nice

  19. Kothamalli sadhamm looks delicious

  20. Yes, this is definitely a great dish for the lunch box...

  21. Very flavorful rice. My all time fav, looks so nice...

  22. Nice series from you, nice recipe...love this rice a lot!

  23. Lovely green color!! cilantro flavor infused rice. Like it.

  24. Hi can we add chilli to this rice?

  25. Superb for lunch box. Gr8.


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