Coriander Leaves Rice


  • 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
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Cook the rice till soft (not too soft).
  2. In a kadai put 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 it. Grind this to a fine paste. 
  3. In the Kadai put the remaining oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, reduce the heat and add cooked rice, salt, ground coriander paste. Mix well keeping the flame to low. Once everything blended well, remove it.
  4. Tips: You can also add fried cashew nuts or ground nuts and a tablespoon of fresh coconut gratings for garnishing.
  5. Serve with any one of the Pachadies: Cucumber Curd Pachadi, Banana Stem Pachadi, Coconut Curd Pachadi


  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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