Coriander Pulao | Kothamalli Pulao ~ Step by Step

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For the second day on cooking with greens, I decided to make Kothamali sadam or rather pulao. I have only cooked as a mixed rice variety wherein the masala is typically very spicy and the rice is pre cooked and simply mixed. I have been wanting to make the pulao types, where you don’t even have to bother about making sure the masala is cooked till done or keep stirring.

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

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Coriander Pulao | Kothamalli Pulao ~ Step by Step

Author Srivalli
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  1. I am a fan of all kinds of coriander rice. I have already tried a couple of versions and each one has turned out to be yummy!

    Lovely step by step pictures too.

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