Kothamalli Sadam / Cilantro Rice

"Quick and easy cilantro/coriander rice recipe or kothamalli sadam as we say in Tamil with the homemade cilantro spice mix. A flavorful and simple rice recipe and a perfect dish for the lunch box."


Kothamalli Sadam | Easy Coriander Rice




Tamil Nadu


20 min




Quick & easy!

– 1.5 teaspoon oil – ½ teaspoon mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon cumin seeds – ½ cup onion chopped – ½ teaspoon salt or to taste – 2 cups cooked rice – 3 tablespoon cilantro spice mix / kothamalli podi Measurement details: 1 cup = 240ml; 1 tbsp = 15ml; 1 tsp = 5ml.

You will need:


Simple & easy-to-follow

Step 1

Heat a pan and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seed and cumin seeds. Let the mustard seeds and cumin seeds sizzle. And then, add the onions and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

Now add the salt and cook for 30 seconds. Then reduce the heat to low and add the cooked rice and the kothamalli powder.

Step 2

Gently mix, make sure there aren't any lumps, and mix the spice powder evenly. Serve with raita or any poriyal/dry curry of your choice

Step 3

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