Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Reposting Cilantro Rice

We went to my co sister's house last winter when her parents had also come. Her mom made this rice and I loved it. It was very simple and tasty. I learnt lots of recipes from her. In fact I learnt lots of cooking details from her during the time I stayed at their place. This dish has lots of flavor. Let me get to the recipe straight.


Mixed Vegetables - 1 Cup
Cumin powder - 1 tsps
Corriander powder - 1 tsps
Onion - 1/2 chopped
Oil - 1 tbsps
Basmati Rice - 1 cup

To Grind:

Cilantro 1 bunch
Cloves - 2
Cardomom - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginder - 1 tsps chopped
Garlic - 2-3 pods
Cumin powder - 1 tsps
Corriander powder - 1 tsps
Green Chilli - 1-2


Grind all the above said ingredients to grind. Grind it to a smooth paste. Need not add water. The water in tomato and cilantro is good enough.

Soak basmati rice in water for about 15 mins

In a pan, heat oil and add onions. Fry till it becomes translucent. Now add this groung paste and fry till the fresh green color changes to dark green. The color will change and the raw smell will fade.

Now add vegetables and mix well. Fry it for another minute

Now add rice, salt and mix everything well.

Add 2 cups water and transfer it to rice cooker.

Aromatic cilantro rice will fill your house with rich aroma and flavor.

Sending this to "Herbs and Flowers in my Platter" - Coriander leaves/Cilantro hosted by Keerthi and originally hosted by PJ of Seduce your tastebuds

Happy Blogging!!!


  1. Amritha,Cilantro rice is super duper delicious and flavorful,thanks for sharing...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  2. Amritha - I want that lovely smell wafting through my house! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  3. cilantro gives such a great flavour to any meal- but rice is particularly welcoming it, since it is a rather bland if served plain! Love your recipe!

  4. Mmm, sounds like a simple and flavorful dish. I love this flavor combo. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop :)

  5. Flavorful rice..I love cilantro in anything :)!

    US Masala

  6. Hi Amritha and thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe with us on the hearth and soul hop. I adore the long grained basmati rice, and this one looks so flavorful. I like that you learned from a lady who has a lot of cooking experience. This is the best way to go! All the best. Alex@amoderatelife

  7. Thanks for the recipes post in your blog keep it up.


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