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Coriander Leaves Rice

Coriander leaves rice, also known as cilantro rice, is a flavorful rice dish that is often served as a side dish in many cuisines, particularly in Indian and Mexican cuisine. Here is a simple recipe to make coriander leaves. Its easy to make and can be served with any pachadi like Cucumber Curd Pachadi, Banana Stem Pachadi, Coconut Curd Pachadi.

Coriander Leaves Rice

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


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Learn how to make a delicious, easy-to-make flavored rice dish with fresh coriander leaves. Perfect to serve with various pachadi like Cucumber Curd Pachadi or Coconut Curd Pachadi. Try it now!


  • 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 until it is tender but not mushy. Set aside.
  • In a pan, heat a teaspoon of oil and sauté urad dal until it attains a light brown color.
  • Add halved green chillies and finely chopped ginger to the pan. Sauté briefly.
  • Incorporate tamarind into the mixture and continue to sauté for a few moments.
  • Finally, add freshly chopped coriander leaves and sauté the entire mixture for a few seconds. Allow the fried ingredients to cool down.
  • Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a blender and process until it forms a smooth paste.
  • In the same frying pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and wait for them to pop. Next, add cashew nuts and sauté until they start to brown. Lower the heat.
  • Stir in the freshly ground coriander paste and season with salt. Mix well.
  • Gently fold in the cooked rice, ensuring that it is well-coated with the paste. Continue to stir on low heat until the rice and paste are thoroughly combined. Once well-mixed, remove from heat.
  • Tips:
  • Consider adding fried cashew nuts or ground nuts for added texture.
  • A tablespoon of freshly grated coconut can also be sprinkled over the top as a garnish.

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