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Kothamalli sadham(coriander leaves rice)|no onion no garlic recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
I tasted this yummy coriander leaves rice| kothamalli sadam  in my friends place. She is a good cook and makes many new dishes.It was so simple and easy to make also.
Since I prefer simple recipes,which will ultimately give me a helping hand  on lazy mornings,I asked for the recipe. I made it twice,turned out quite nice and am sure you all will like it.
This recipe doesn’t  need onion or garlic .

Kothamalli sadam

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 2-3

    Basmati rice or raw rice   1 cup
    Coriander leaves  a small bunch
    Green chili   2
    Salt   as needed
    Oil   3 tsp
    Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
    Urad dal  1 tsp
    Channa dal  1 tsp
    Cashew nuts  7 (optional)
    Curry leaves few
    Salt   to taste
    lemon juice  few drops (optional)


  • Wash the coriander leaves and chop it roughly. Add salt, 1tsp of oil,greenchillies to it and grind it to make a fine paste.
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  • Cook the rice separately adding salt to it and allow it to cool.
  • check the link on how to cook basmati rice.
  • Strain the ground coriander paste in a tea strainer. Just keep it for few minutes.The excess water will drain off.
  • Don’tsqueeze.Gently transfer the paste to the rice and mix it well evenly.
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  • U can add the water drained, for making rasam.
  • In a kadai,add oil and temper mustard seeds,urad dhal ,channa dal and cashew nuts .
  • When it is done add it to the coriander rice and mix gently.Add Fresh curry leaves.
  • Serve with raitha of your choice.
  • This can be done in the same way using mint leaves also.

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Pari November 18, 2009 - 7:02 am

Hi Jeyashree. The rice looks so welcoming and loaded with the flavors of coriander… too good to resist.

Rohini November 18, 2009 - 7:31 am

I remember my dad's aunt doing this for lunch-pack when we travel.. Simply delicious and lipsmacking rice!!
Hey congrats on your award and thanks for remembering me too dear!! πŸ™‚

priya November 18, 2009 - 9:13 am

Rice looks so tempting…perfectly made!

Priya November 18, 2009 - 10:13 am

Woww wat a gorgeous green rice..eyecatching colour Jeya..Congrats on ur awards!

Sushma Mallya November 18, 2009 - 10:20 am

That looks so lovely,must be very nice with the flavour of fresh coriander..so delicious..and congraz jeyashri and thanks a lot for thinking abt me as well…

RAKS KITCHEN November 18, 2009 - 10:40 am

Wow,will try this out soon,Vj will sure like this…
Thanks for passing the award DEAR πŸ˜‰

Sandhya Hariharan November 18, 2009 - 10:59 am

Heyy Nice.. I love Herbs… I made Coriander Pulav last thursday..
Will try the sadam tooo….

Sarah Naveen November 18, 2009 - 1:12 pm

Congrats on the award…
Rice looks perfect and yummy!!
Love the color..

Tina November 18, 2009 - 2:01 pm

Rice looks prety and tempting…

Vrinda November 18, 2009 - 2:43 pm

Such an aromatic rice dear…lov the color…

San!!! November 18, 2009 - 3:54 pm

Very well focussed pics n love the aroma of this rice.

Gulmohar November 18, 2009 - 5:39 pm

That's a great rice dish..Congrats on your award, you deserve it πŸ™‚

Chitra November 18, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Wow, rice looks grainy. Very nice post..never tried this rice..Will surely try this for my hubby's lunch box and let u know πŸ™‚

SE(Denufood) November 18, 2009 - 6:05 pm

oooooh……i saw the picture and felt as if the rice bowl was infront of me..gr8 clik…am sure the taste was gr8 too..with coriander..yummy..

kothiyavunu November 18, 2009 - 6:19 pm

Congrats!!!Oh, Those look fantastic and it sounds so yummy.I can almost get the aroma here just by looking at the pics..:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine November 18, 2009 - 10:14 pm

Lovely dish, looks so good. Very beautiful click, could see each grain of rice. Congrats n your award.

Malar Gandhi November 18, 2009 - 11:54 pm

Thats a ravishing color and sharp pictures…very tempting food indeed. I love kothamalli saadham, make them almost every weekend:)

My cooking experiments November 19, 2009 - 2:11 am

Looks fantastic and yum.Easy recipe too. I am amazed at ur pix.What lens do you use?Congrats on the award. keep rocking!

Vidya Rao November 19, 2009 - 9:05 am

Congrats on your award..Appealing to eyes dish.Nice recipe!

vidhas November 19, 2009 - 12:25 pm

lovley dish and picture. i also make this for my hubby's lunch box. Congrats on your award and thanks for passing to me.

Swarna November 19, 2009 - 12:43 pm

You have lovely blog and very detailed explanation.. I am glad to follow u .. pls do visit mine sometimes…

Aruna Manikandan November 19, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Hi Jeyashri,

Lovely rice dear. Haven't tried it. will give a try soon.

Kindly pick up the award from my blog dear

with luv,

admin November 20, 2009 - 7:28 am

thank u friends for ur lovely comments.
viji i use ordinary NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.no lense, nothing.Thanks for ur encouraging words.

Madhu's Culinary November 20, 2009 - 10:52 pm

Looks Yummy and tempting to eat. My favorite dish.

Bharathy November 21, 2009 - 1:52 pm

Antha Bowl koncham pass pannunge..2 nimishathule eppidi nalla neata sapidlamnu demo panren! πŸ˜‰
My all time fav!..
Wonderful clicks!

my kitchen November 22, 2009 - 3:26 pm

Healthy rice.Congrats on ur awards

Saraswathi Iyer November 27, 2009 - 2:21 pm

looks yummy and colourful…just love it…

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Meenal Ramanathan December 12, 2012 - 6:16 am

what is the purpose of adding oil while grinding?
do we need to saute corainder leaves?
will we get raw smell when we add the paste as such?

admin December 12, 2012 - 9:14 am

Adding oil gives a good texture to the rice.
You never get raw smell of coriander in the rice. If you want add a das of lemon juice at the last.

Sivaranjani N.R September 6, 2014 - 9:58 am

Tried was easy to make and had a wonderful taste and color added few paneer pcs in the end.v nice recipe

Sindhu Shereef August 20, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Good recipes ….

Sindhu Shereef August 20, 2015 - 3:32 pm


Dori Thurmond February 25, 2016 - 8:49 pm

Just found your website and it looks fabulous with a lot of amazing dishes πŸ™‚


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