Coriander Rice/ Kothamalli Rice

Coriander or Cilantro leaves are used as a flavoring agent in many International cuisines. In Indian cuisines as well, most recipes stand unfull without the touch of cilantro garnishing. Apart from being a culinary spice, coriander has its own health benefits too.
  • Helps in the digestion process.
  • A good anti-inflammatory agent and an anti-oxidant.
  • Appetite inducer.
  • Coriander seeds promote certain enzymes which control blood sugar.
  • Good for heart and skin.
Cooking without coriander leaves let us get a 'missing something' feel, isn't it? Starting from a bowl of soup to a plate of salad, coriander leaves play a major role in almost all the recipes. Just think of making coriander as the main ingredient. Oh my Gosh! How flavorful this Coriander rice would be?


This is a no tomato, no garlic recipe which goes very well with papad and onion vadagam. An easy to make, healthy, flavorful and perfect lunch box recipe is here for you.

⏲ Preparation Time: 5 minutes
⏲ Cooking Time: 15 minutes
🍴 Servings: 2 to 3
🍳 Cuisine: Indian

What to Use?

To Grind:
  • Coriander leaves -1 cup, tightly packed
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Onion -1 medium-sized

To Cook Rice:
  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Water - 5 cups
To Temper:
  • Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp 
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Peanut - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Curry leaves - a sprig

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How To Make?
  • Boil rice with water and keep aside.
  • Grind coriander leaves, onion, ginger, coconut and green chillies in a mixer to get a smooth paste.

  • Add oil to a wok and wait till shimmering.
  • Add mustard seeds to the oil and let it pop.
  • Add cumin seeds, peanuts and a sprig of curry leaves to the oil.

  • Now, add the smoothened coriander masala paste and the required salt to the tempered ingredients and stir fry for a minute.

  • It's time to add cooked rice to the masala paste. Mix thoroughly adding a little rice at a time.

  • Hmm.... Flavorful Coriander rice is just ready to be packed.

  • Adding peanuts is optional. Though, I prefer adding them. 
  • Adjust green chillies as per your taste.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves to enjoy the flavour of coriander.

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