Coriander Rice | how to make cilantro rice | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Easy cilantro rice recipe with coriander leaves and grated coconut. Rice mixed with vegetables and leaves is a very common dish in Indian cuisine like tomato rice, cauliflower rice, pineapple rice etc…

I came to know about this rice from my friend who is from Tamil Nadu. They call it as malliyila sadam. She prepared it for me when I visited her house. It was a wonderful lunch. perfect aroma of the coriander leaves, green chillies and coconut was nicely blended in the rice.

Tamil Nadu rice varieties have a unique aroma and taste because of the spices they use. Tried the rice on a weekend and it came out very well. I have also added fried potatoes as topping.

Coriander or cilantro is a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron, vitamin C, vitamin K and protein. We can also make chutney with cilantro.

Hope you all will like this tasty rice made with coriander leaves. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.

how to make coriander rice ?

coriander rice recipe


2 cup of of pulao rice/biryani rice/sona masoori
2 cup of chopped coriander leaves
2 large no of potatoes(optional)
1 no large onion
1 small piece of ginger
3 no of garlic cloves
1 cup of grated coconut
3 no of green chillies
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
Whole spices
1 spoon. of fennel seeds
3 piece of bay leaves
2 no of cinnamon sticks


Step 01

Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes.

Step 02

Wash and cut potatoes in cube shape and shallow fry. keep aside.

Step 03

Gently crush grated coconut along with coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic and ginger. Keep aside.

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan. Add all the ingredients mentioned under whole spices. Fry till they become fragrant.

Step 05

Add sliced onion and fry till it become golden brown color.

Step 06

Add crushed mix and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 07

Add soaked rice and mix well. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 08

Add water (for 1 glass of rice I used 1 1/2 glass of water)

Step 09

Cover lid and cook for 15 minutes. (You can also cook in pressure cooker. Up to 2 whistle in medium flame)

Step 10

Add fried potatoes and mix well. Serve hot with raita.

Comments (2)

  1. posted by jhumuhere on March 8, 2016

    absolutely flavourful and exotic one pot meal….visit my page too

    • posted by Shameer Mohammed on March 18, 2016

      Thank you.


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