Coriander Pulao | Kothamalli Pulao ~ Step by Step

>>  Saturday, August 18, 2012

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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Raksha August 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM  

well explained thru pictures too

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj August 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM  

nice aroma.. i can feel from here...

Rajani August 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM  

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.

The Pumpkin Farm August 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM  

Valli I use your other recipe for coriander rice (the mass cooking session u did at office) often...would love to try this varierty as well

PJ August 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

The color of the pulao is so good.Loved the clicks :)

Chef Mireille August 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM  

I love the color

Cool Lassi(e) August 20, 2012 at 1:59 AM  

WoW. The Kothamalli pulao looks so pleasing to the eye and I bet it tasted great too.

vaishali sabnani August 20, 2012 at 7:18 AM  

The rice looks delicious..I can feel the freshness of the's aroma..must have tasted awsum!..a must try!!

Saraswathi Tharagaram August 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM  

I used to make this often..simple and easy one..

DivyaGCP August 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM  

I love the flavor of coriander leaves.. so will definitely to try this pulao.

Divya's Culinary Journey

Pavani August 22, 2012 at 6:07 AM  

Yumm.. Great one pot dish for busy week night dinners. LOVE the bright green color.

preeti garg August 22, 2012 at 10:05 AM  

LOve the Spl color... Green beautifully come..

nivedhanams August 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM  

way to go green!!! love the color


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