Tuesday, July 26, 2011


                                                                   This is one way of making kothamalli sadam.I saw this recipe in jaya TV by revathy shanmugam.I like her recipes and the way she cooks.I thought i will make kothamalli sadam for kids lunch box.It came out pretty well.I usually cook the rice separately and mix the paste but in this Revathy shanmugam has used coconut milk which adds a rich taste and flavour to the rice.

You will Need
  • One cup of Basmati Rice
  • One  small bunch of Coriander leaves
  • Tow onions chopped lenghtwise
  • One cup of Coconut milk
  • Few tsp of Oil
  • About four cloves
  • Four cardamom
  • Two pieces of cinnamon sticks
  • One small piece of Ginger
  • Two pods of Garlic
  • Two green chillies
  • Salt to taste.

How To
1.Grind the coconut adding  little water.
 2.Extract the milk.Repeat it three times and keep the milk aside.
3.Gather the ingredients for grinding in to a mixer.Add a little water.
 4.Grind in to smooth paste.
 5.Heat oil in a pan crackle saunf,cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.
 6.Add chopped onion and fry till it becomes light brown.
 7.Add the ground paste and fry for two minutes
 8.Add two cups water,salt and allow it to boil.
 9.Add the washed rice and mix well.
 10.Let it be on high flame till the water evaporates.Lower the flame and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
 11.Once the rice is cooked add few tsp of ghee if you prefer check for salt.

  • You can add some more ghee to make it more rich.
  • You can add some fried cashew nuts.
  • You can soak the rice for half an hour before cooking.
  • cook basmati rice in 1:13/4 or maximum 2 cups water.


YasothaRajesh said...


Thanks for this recipe. Even I am a great fan of Revathi shanmugam. Her recipes always come out so well when we try at home. Your other posts too look so good. Will try out this recipe for tomorrow's lunch:)

RENU said...

it looks g8 n tasty.good n easy recipe.

Deiva said...

I tried the recipe today. It turned out great even with Thai Jasmine rice.

Unknown said...

very good recipe i will try tomorrow