Kothimira Annam – Coriander/Cilantro Rice

Kothimira Annam

Fresh coriander leaves are available in abundance especially during winters here in India. I am very fond of coriander (kothimera) and consider it as one of the versatile herbs and use it liberally in my cooking. Posting a healthy, tasty, Kothimeera Annam recipe which I make often during winters.

How to make Coriander/Cilantro Rice

2 cups rice, washed and soaked in water for half an hour and drained
big bunch of coriander leaves, washed and chopped
4 green chillis
4 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1″ ginger piece
6 garlic flakes
2 chopped tomatoes
whole spices (6 cloves, 3 green cardamoms, 1″ pieces cinnamon-2, bay leaf)
salt
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

Heat 2 tsps of oil in a cooking vessel, add the chopped coriander (kothimira) and green chillis and fry till rawness disappears approx 2-2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
Grind the fried coriander and green chillis along with coconut, ginger and garlic to a paste adding little water.
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter) in a kadia or cooking vessel, add the whole spices and fry for a few seconds.
Add the ground coriander paste and fry for 3-4 minutes and then add the chopped tomatoes. Fry for 3-4 minutes.

Add the drained rice and mix well and fry for 2 minutes. Add salt.

Add 3 1/2 cups of water and cook with lid on low to medium flame till rice turns soft. Garnish with fried cashew nuts (optional) and chopped coriander.

Serve Kothimeera annam hot with raita – perugu pachadi. Raita is a yogurt based salad made with chopped onions or cucumber, tomatoes,green chillis, salt and coriander leaves. It is generally served with all flavored rice dishes like biryani and pulao.

Kothimira Annam – Coriander/Cilantro Rice

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 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  coriander leaves
  •   rice

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Fresh coriander leaves are available in abundance especially during winters here in India. I am very fond of coriander and consider it as one of the versatile spices/herb and use it liberally in my cooking. a healthy tasty coriander rice dish which I make often during winters.

16 thoughts on “Kothimira Annam – Coriander/Cilantro Rice

  1. Nice blog you’ve got there, Sailu. Kothmiri Annam sounds really good. Will try your recipe and let you know how it turns.

    Faffer

  2. Hi Sailu,

    This is Raji. I like ur blog very much. I check ur site daily. I am interested in making different kinds of recipes with the RICE. Can I try mint in place of coriander in your coriander rice?
    Will it taste good?

    Thanks,
    Raji

  3. Hi Raji,
    I am glad you enjoy my blog..:)
    Yes,you can make mint rice too..reduce the quantity of mint leaves and you can add some coriander leaves as well (reduced quantity,of course).I have tried mint rice too and it tastes good.

  4. today i am going to try ur kothimira rice. previously i have tried many of ur recipies, they r really good. ur snack items r wonderful

  5. Hai Sailu, Punitha here. cilantro rice sounds very nice, we enjoyed your recipe Sailu. Don’t take too much of time to blog your recipes. we are eagerly waiting and expecting more. Take care, bye……

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