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



DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and colorful rice..
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The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely and aromatic rice.. awesome job dear :)
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jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful rice, nicely done

Jayanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so yummy..love the colour!!

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful coriander rice. Yummy...

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Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice flavorful rice arthi :)

Lavanya T R said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice clicks n nice recipe too

Prathibha said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious rice..looks wonderful

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Super flavourful one pot meal,love this rice anytime.

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very inviting and tasty.

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

very healthy and attractive!

Priti said... Best Blogger Tips

Love kothamali rice ...looks so gud

Champa said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Gayathri Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

super.. nice and flavorful rice ...

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

what a nice colored rice...perfect for springtime

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Aromatic rice, sounds yum.



Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Best Blogger Tips

Like your version of coriander rice too.

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

That's very interesting colour!

Rajani said... Best Blogger Tips

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 :)

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

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

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

Kothamalli sadhamm looks delicious

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

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

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Coriander Rice looks awesome!

Degchi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome rice recipe

Tamizh G said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi can we add chilli to this rice?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tamizh GYou can add if u need

sudha said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb for lunch box. Gr8.