Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coriander/Kothamalli Pulao

This is a recipe of Mrs.Revathy Shanmugam,a great culinary expert of Tamilnadu.
It reminded me of the coriander rice which is served in Saravana Bhavan restaurant .The aroma of the pulao was appetising.


Basmathi rice - 2 cups washed and soaked in water for 15 minutes

Onion - 1 finely chopped

Ghee - 2 tbsp

Oil - 2tbsp

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Bay leaf - 1

Salt to taste

Water -  3 cups

To be ground into a smooth paste :

Coriander leaves - a big bunch washed thoroughly with the stalks removed

Coconut - a small piece

Ginger - 2 tsp grated

Garlic - 2 cloves

Green chillies - 4

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Cloves - 4

Star Anise - 2

Method :

Heat oil and ghee in a skillet.When hot add the fennel seeds,cumin seeds and bay leaf.
Then add the finely chopped onions.

When the onions turn slightly brown,add the ground paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.

Now add the basmathi rice and saute for 2 minutes.Add required amount of salt and water.Wait till the water starts to boil.Transfer the contents into a rice cooker and cook till done.

Alternately cook in a pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle.

Serve hot with your favorite raita.


Kairali sisters said...

wow,, i love that color...Delicious rice..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pulav looks so inviting dear. Like Mrs.Revathy Shanmugam's recipes always.

Abhilash said...

that is a mouth watering pulao.
Nice picture.

Rekha shoban said...

healthy pulao...never tried ur version...will try it ramya!

Priya said...

Green pulao makes me a great fan of Mrs Revathy Shamugam..

Evelyn M said...

Nice info here. Keep us these great posts!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

lovely n colourful rice!!

Hari Chandana said...

Looks soo tempting and delicious.. yummyy :)

Padma said...

Nice color. Looks very inviting.

Divya Vikram said...

Colorful looking rice. Nice presentation.

kanthi said...

so soft recipe

Ramya said...

Thanx everyone!!

Dolly said...

Saravana Bhavan is enough for me to want to make this.. Wil make this for dinner tonight and let you know how it turned out :)

Dolly said...

Ramya, Didn have time to come back the other day .. but it was AWESOME !! :) Thanksie :)

M D said...

i love this style of pulao and miss it. good u have the recipe shared. will try sometime. :)

Ramya said...

Thanx Dolly..Iam glad that it turned out great:)