Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cilantro rice

Kothamalli sadam / coriander rice / cilantro rice is a quick fix lunch box recipe. All that we need is just 20 minutes for the entire preparation .


cilantro leaf - 2 handful
Rice - 1 cup
coriander seeds - 1 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chilli - 3
Tamarind - 2 inch
Tomato - 1
garlic - 1 pearl
oil - 2 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urid dhal - 1 tbsp

Pick the leaves from the cilantro bunch.Clean and wash the cilantro leaves.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add the urid dhal, coriander seeds and mustard seeds.
After the mustard gets cracked, add the dry red chilli and fry for a while.
Then take the chilli alone out , keep it aside.
Now add the cilantro leaves and chopped tomato to the hot oil and fry them till the tomato becomes mushy.
Then add the cumin seeds, tamarind , salt, garlic and mix them all. Then switch off the stove.
After it gets cooled , grind it in to a fine paste in a mixer/ blender.
Check for salt.
Cook the rice with twice the measure of water and a little salt.
After the rice gets cooled , add the cilantro masala and mix well.
Cilantro rice is ready.

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot with egg omelet or raitha . I prepared cauliflower fry as a side dish.

I would like to thank Varsha of will-O'-the-wisp for passing me this cute award.

Thank you Varsha.
I am glad to pass this award to sriharivatsan , Premy's cakes,
Chitra , Swapna and Shama .
Enjoy .


Premyscakes said...

Viki, first of all thank you very much for passing an award to me.
Such a lovely recipe, i like cilantro mixed with any gravies, this is the first time i am taking a look at cilantro rice. looks so yummy. will try it out soon.

sriharivatsan said...
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sriharivatsan said...

Oh Viki, thanks for remembering me and passing the award dear...Am speechless..

Your rice is making me hungry now..Perfect recipie for lunch box..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

ooo looks so yum.. i am making it for dinner tonight. :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Would be so tasty..woow..:)

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Yasmeen said...

congrats dear! Thats a flavorsome rice with cilantro,tasty:)

Preety said...

congrats for the award..
I never tried this version of rice..thanks for dropping by though

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love cilantro rice too .. the flavor is awesome isnt?

Gita Jaishankar said...

Congrats on your award Viki..I too love cilantro rice, ideal dish for packing lunches :)

Cham said...

Congrats on ur award and lovely aromatic rice

Shama Nagarajan said...

Delicious rice..i too hv posted it earlier......congrats dear....thank you for passing it to me.It means a lot to me.

Raks said...

That should be so flavorful! Its too good for health also!Feel like entry!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your award...loved the rice :-)