The pulao turned out really well and Athamma liked it very much. I made sure it had enough spice as I was simply serving it with Onion raitha. You can make a mild gravy to be served with this as well.
Tamil Style of making Kothamali Sadam
Kothamali Pulav / Coriander leaf Pulav
Rice – 1 cups
Fresh Coriander leaves – 1 cup
Fresh Peas – 1/2 Cup
Small onions / pearl onions – 1 Cup
Green Chilies – 4 – 5
Garlic – 5 cloves
Butter and Oil – 1 tsp each
Salt to taste
Garam masala – 2 pinches
How to make the pulao
Wash and soak rice for 15 mins.
Grind small onion, green chille, cleaned coriander leaves and garlic into a smooth paste with just enough water.
In a pressure cooker, add the ghee and oil mix, add the ground masala and cook till the water evaporates and the paste is cooked well. Then add the fresh peas and simmer.
Add salt and simmer for 5 mins. Now add the drained rice and 2 cups of water, sprinkle garam masala. Cover with lid and cook for 3 whistles or till done.
Once the pressure subsides, fluff with fork and serve with onion raitha.
This goes for my 30 Minutes Meal Mela