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Coriander Rice, kothamalli sadam

Coriander Rice / kothamalli sadam is super easy and very healthy, with step by step pictures and instructions. Its a very flavorful, one pot dish. 
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 Serves
Calories 576kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1.5 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Clove
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Bay Leaf small piece
  • 2 tbsp Broken Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp Salt or as required


  • Soak basmati rice in water for about 19-20 minutes.
  • Wash and clean one bunch of coriander leaves, two green chilies. Peel garlic pods and keep these things ready.
  • In the mixer grinder jar, add all these three ingredients
  • Grind it until it forms a smooth paste, and keep it aside(we need it in the later stage)
  • In medium to slow flame heat heavy bottomed pot over the stove. Add 2 tbsp of cooking oil and 1 tbsp of ghee. Then add small piece of bay leaf, green cardamom, clove and small cinnamon stick. Fry them until it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Now add the broken cashew nuts and fry them until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Now add kept aside coriander paste mixture. And continue to saute them until it shrinks and leaves out its raw smell.
  • Add 1 Cup of water.
  • Add 1 Cup of milk, and bring it to boil.
  • When water is about to start boiling, add washed and rinsed basmati rice.
  • Once 80% of the rice cooked, drizzle half a tbsp of ghee over the rice and seal it with aluminium foil.
  • Keep tawa/iron pan in between the pot and the stove. And cook it for 10 minutes in simmer flame.
  • Let the pot cools down, remove the foil and serve kothamalli sadam hot with raitha, potato curry.


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1563mg | Potassium: 5301mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6920IU | Vitamin C: 677.2mg | Calcium: 1482mg | Iron: 50.4mg