Sunday, April 10, 2011

Coriander Rice / Cilantro Rice / Kothumalli Sadam

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Cilantro rice is an appetizing rice, quite simple to prepare and flavorsome. The fresh coriander leaves are made paste and tossed with ghee and rice. 
This tasty rice is one of  kids favorite & ideal for lunch box menu !
No doubt kids love to eat colorful  variety dish with delicious aroma.
Cilantro leaves gives an distinctive flavor  to food and it has high nutritional value.
Lets see some of the health facts
·         Cilantro leaves are good for treating nausea and intestinal gas.
·         It is a good source of dietary fibre.
·         It helps in lowering bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
·         It stimulates the secretion of insulin and lowers blood sugar.
·         It has anti inflammatory properties ant alleviates the symptoms of arthritis.
·         It helps  to  cure food borne sickness.
·         Helps in reducing fever with offering a feeling of coolness.
·         It acts as powerful stimulants and tonics for stomach and promotes digestion.
Here is the very simple and quick recipe..
Ingredients:
·         Fresh Coriander leaves                          - 1 bunch
·         Basmati rice                                          - 2 cups
·         Oil                                                        - 2 tbsp
·         Cashew                                                - 6
·         Cumin                                                   - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly                                              - 2 or 3
·         Urad dal                                                - ½ tsp
·         Bay leaf                                                - 1
·         Cinnamon                                             - 1
·         Cloves                                                  - 2
·         Onion                                                   - 1
·         Ginger garlic paste                                - ½ tbsp
·         Salt to taste
Method:

1.     Wash and chop coriander leaves to small pieces.
2.     Put in a blender and make a paste of it adding little water.
3.     Wash and cook basmati rice and keep ready.
4.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
5.     Roast cashews to golden and drain aside.
6.     Temper with cumin, red chillies, urad dal, bay leaf, cinnamon and clove.
7.     Add chopped onion and sauté till it turns soft.
8.     Sauté ginger garlic paste in medium heat for 2 mins.
9.     Mix the coriander paste, salt  and stir well.
10.  Allow to cook till the oil separates out.
11.  Now add the cooked rice.
12.  Fluff gently.
13.  Remove from flame.
14.  Garnish with golden cashews
15.  Serve hot  with onion raitha.
Have a great day..!!!
Jay

62 comments:

  1. This cilantro rice looks so much more complex than my cilantro rice. I must try it, it sounds awesome!

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  2. I love all three versions! Can't wait to try them!

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  3. Thanx for the quick n sweet comments..:)
    Have a great day..!

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  4. Can't wait to try this..looks very inviting.

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  5. lovely rice. beautiful presentation.

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  6. Yum! I just want to grab the plate and eat it! Very healthy!

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  7. Yummy rice jay..could feel the aroma here..

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  8. Cilantro rice looks delicious.. awesome presentation..

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  9. I heard that it is very healthy too. Thank you for the recipe. :-)

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  10. This one is a family favourite...urs looks yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

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  11. lovely color of d rice..looks yumm

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  12. Yummy looking rice and healthy too..gr8 recipe

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  13. flavourful and delicious rice.

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  14. This is a delicious looking rice! I love cilantro and would use them in most of my dishes. Your cilantro rice looks really good. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe.

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  15. Loved this rice so much and its so easy to make also.

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  16. hey jay......rice is surely looking gud...........and the information is soooo gud on cilantro

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  17. Oh you blended the cilantro, i was wondering how the rice turned green.

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  18. Delicious looking rice...

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  19. droolworthy and yummilicious rice.

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  20. Yum ..this looks so delicious and wonderful colour

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  21. Thanks so much for your inspiring words..:)

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  22. such a flavoured rice . Nice color.
    Have shared few awards with you, please accept these
    Deepa

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  23. Slurp,mouthwatering here...fantastic rice...

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  24. I like coriander.. but it taste is too strong if I put too much.. But Im really curious how that coriander rice tastes like :)

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  25. Wat a flavourful green rice, inviting..

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  26. Looks delicious and mouthwatering

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  27. Yuummm, Jay! First time here, and turned follower rightway!

    I love coriander- you could make me eat hay if you served it with a healthy sprinkling of coriander! You recipe seems tailormade for me! :)

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  28. Indeed a very flavorful dish! The rice must be very tasty!

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  29. My favourite rice....looks yum....

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  30. delicious!!! lovely presentation..

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  31. kids will love the colour.............

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  32. very inviting and delicious rice !!

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  33. Nice recipe, good presentation. Want to try it soon.

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  34. hi jay, cilantro has a very refreshing aroma too! this is quick, healthy and didnt know that it has so many health benefits!

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  35. Yummy and flavorful rice...

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  36. Flavorful and aromatic rice,looks yummy.

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  37. Looks super yummy...nice clicks...

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  38. flavarable n colourful rice!!looks yummy..

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  39. Simple to make & so flavorful :) Love this one...!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  40. Cilantro rice looks delicious and colorful.

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  41. Your rice is too tempting I am trying this out today itself.

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  42. Nice n full of flavors- love this rice!

    US Masala

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  43. healthy yummy and colorful tooo ..
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  44. delicious rice lovely flavours

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  45. Such an easy and perfect coriander rice, Jay...

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  46. Colourful and Flavourful rice!

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  47. வாவ்...கலர்புல்லான கலந்த சாதம்...சூப்பர்ப்...

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  48. cilantro rice looks so delicious n yummy !

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  49. I love coriander!! So much better than parsley :) I always put it into soups and sprinkled on top of rice too, great post!

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  50. Looks fabulous...so easy & delicious!
    Nice presentation!

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  51. I always feel you cannot go wrong with coriander leaves, the aroma is quite amazing. Must try this, would surely go well with the chicken I make with coriander and mint leaves.

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  52. I adore Cilantro...what a fantastic rice dish, I bet it smells just amazing :)

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  53. colorful and yummy rice... good info on cilantro!

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  54. very beautiful n colorful rice

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  55. Thanx for spending your precious time with me here today..:)

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  56. Tried this last week and posted it today...It was yum Jay! Thanks for the recipe

    Home Made Recipes

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