Coriander Leaves Rice

This flavored rice dish is made with coriander leaves. Its easy to make and can be served with any pachadi like Cucumber Curd Pachadi, Banana Stem Pachadi, Coconut Curd Pachadi.

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Coriander Leaves Rice

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: RiceCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This flavored rice dish is made with coriander leaves. Its easy to make and can be served with any pachadi


  • Rice – 1 cup

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1 small bunch

  • Green Chillies – 2 Nos

  • Fresh Ginger – a small piece

  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size

  • Urad Dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Cashew nuts – few (optional)

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cook the rice till soft (not mushy).
  • In a pan add one teaspoon oil and fry urad dhal till it becomes light brown.
  • Add green chillies split into two and ginger chopped and fry for a while.
  • Add tamarind and fry. 
  • Finally add chopped coriander and fry everything together for few seconds.
  • Cool all the fried ingredients and grind to a fine paste. 
  • In the frying pan add the remaining oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add cashew nuts and fry for a while. reduce the heat and add ground coriander paste along with salt. Stir well.
  • Add cooked rice and mix gently.
  • Mix well keeping the flame to low. Once everything blended well, remove it.
  • Tips:
  • You can also add fried cashew nuts or ground nuts and a tablespoon of fresh coconut gratings for garnishing.


  1. Hi kamala,
    I visited your website just now.the receipes are quite interesting.I copied the coriander rice receipe.tomorrow I am going to try.
    Thank you so much.

  2. Vasanth kumar

    It came awesome i had it for dinner heavily:) thanks for the nice dish

  3. Hi,
    This can be prepared in a different way also.In a kadai,season bay leaf,small size cinnamon stick and cardomom,then add ginger garlic green chilli paste then add onion fry till brown now add mixer blended
    coriander add little masala powder and fry till the raw smell goes off.then add either green peas or potato pieces.then put basmati rice and add coconut milk.
    and cook well.

  4. I made this rice and it was simply superb. Amazing dishes from you which are really simple but tasting excellent. Thanks for making me getting interested in cooking

  5. Giridharan.P

    I made this Chutney it comes like a photo, and a Extraordinary taste with uthappam & Idly. Nice

  6. Wonderful recipe – my husband loved it. Thanks!

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