Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe (Coriander & Curry Leaves Rice Recipe)

A delicious, healthy and simple recipe to prepare with leftover rice that can be packed into your kids' lunch boxes

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Archana Doshi
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Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe (Coriander & Curry Leaves Rice Recipe)

Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe is a really special one as it is something that I love making at often at home and also pack into the kids' lunch box which they absolutely love. The recipe is really simple and there are multiple ways to make this dish. You can either make it with pre cooked rice and then toss the masala or cook it along with the rice. This recipe describes how to make Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam with precooked rice using Ponni Raw Rice and a lot of other simple ingredients.

Did you know : Karuveppilai also known as curry leaves or Kadi patta is a powerhouse of Iron, folic acid and high in antioxidants. It aids the body in digestion and prevents premature greying of hair amongst various other benefits. 

Kothamalli or Coriander leaves or Dhaniya as it is known popularly are leaves mostly used in garnish that acts as an antioxidant and packed with several essential oils, vitamins and dietary fibre which help in lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol levels. They aid the body in treating skin issues, insomnia and also aids in reduction of weight. 

Serve the Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam along with a Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita, Apalam for lunch or even pack it into your lunch box.

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Rice Recipes

  1. Spinach Rice Recipe
  2. Lemon Rice Recipe (Elumichai Sadam/Chitranna)
  3. Thalicha Thayir Sadam Recipe (Spicy Seasoned Curd Rice)

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Cooked rice
  • For the Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon White urad dal , split
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons Sambar Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Gingelly oil , for cooking
  • To be ground
  • 1/4 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves (Dhania)
  • 1/2 cup Curry leaves
  • Ghee , for flavour

Directions for Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe (Coriander & Curry Leaves Rice Recipe)

  1. To begin making the Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam, get all the ingredients and keep them ready.

  2. Add the coriander leaves, curry leaves along with the coconut into a mixer grinder and blend to make a coarse mixture. Don’t add any water. The mixture needs to be dry. 

  3. Ensure you have some cooked rice ready; using a day old rice will help. If you are cooking fresh rice, allow the rice to cool completely and toss it in a little oil, so it does not stick together.

  4. The next step is to make the Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam. Heat oil over medium heat in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal.

  5. Allow the mustard seeds to crackle and the urad dal to turn golden brown and crisp. Once done, stir in the curry leaves, and the ground Kothamalli Karuveppilai mixture.

  6. Add turmeric powder and sambar powder and saute for a few seconds. Finally add the cooled cooked rice, salt and stir to combine all the ingredients well to make the Kothamalli Karuveppilai sadam.

  7. Finally stir in the roasted peanuts and add a little ghee or oil and stir to combine.

  8. Serve the Kothamalli Karuveppilai Sadam along with a Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita, Apalam for lunch or even pack it into your lunch box.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:38

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