|Alternative names||Kothamalli Thani, Iguru Koththamalli, Coriander Ginger Tea|
|Region or state||Sri Lanka|
|Main ingredients||Coriander seeds, ginger, water|
Koththamalli (Sinhala: ඉඟුරු කොත්තමල්ලි තේ, Tamil: இஞ்சி கொத்தமல்லி தேநீர்) is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing coriander seeds and ginger. It is a traditional Sri Lankan home remedy for curing the common cold. Coriander and ginger have long being recognised for their Ayurvedic properties.
Wash and drain the coriander seeds, lightly dry roast the seeds for approximately five minutes (to bring out the essential oils, aroma and flavor). A variation to this recipe is to dry roast the coriander seeds with the black peppercorns. Add water and ginger then allow to simmer, until the amount of water has reduced by half. Strain and pour into drinking glasses - serve hot/warm. Add jaggery (raw cane sugar), or kithul pani (raw coconut treacle), or honey to sweeten, according to individual's taste.