Coriander Chutney/Kothamalli Thovayal

Coriander is so aromatic that when we add these to most of the dishes as a garnish. But some dishes do require this for enhancing the flavour. Like when u add these to sambar or rasam it enhances the dish. So am going to give away a very easy to make recipe using coriander leaves as the main ingredient. This chutney no needs any cooking. So it is very easy to make and definitely a best option in every house in the busy mornings. It is a great combination for Idly or Dosa. You can add these in sandwiches also.

Hope you all will try and let me know how much you liked it.

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Cuisine: Indian(South) | Category: Side Dishes for Idly/Dosa/Chutney | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Serves: 2

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Ingredients

  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup (tightly packed)
  • Onion – 1 medium size(chopped big)
  • Green chili – 1 or 1/2 (reduce/add according to taste)
  • Coconut – 1 tbsp.
  • Tamarind paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed

To Temper

  • Mustard/Kadugu – Less than 1/4 tsp.
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp.
  • Red chili – 1(cut into half)
  • Curry leaves – few leaves

METHOD

  • Take all your ingredients.
  • Put onion, green chili, coriander leaves, coconut, salt and tamarind paste in a blender.
  • Add little water and blend everything together.
  • Check taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Transfer the contents to a small dish.
  • Take a small pan and temper mustard, urad dal and dry red chili.
  • Add this to the ground chutney.
  • Serve with Idly/Dosa.

Note : Temper the urad dal till brown. This adds crunchiness to the chutney.

Don’t add more coconut as it will change the taste of the chutney. The hero of the chutney is coriander and not coconut.

This is called Malli thalai chutney also.

 

Visual clicks

Take all your ingredients.
Take all your ingredients.
Take onion and green chili in a blender.
Take onion and green chili in a blender.
add the coriander leaves.
add the coriander leaves.
Add salt and tamarind paste.
Add salt and tamarind paste.
Add coconut and blend everything by adding some water. Check the taste and adjust accordingly.
Add coconut and blend everything by adding some water. Check the taste and adjust accordingly.
Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard until they crackle.
Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard until they crackle.
Now add urad dal and dry red chili.
Now add urad dal and dry red chili.
Let the urad dal brown well. that gives a crunchy effect to the chutney.
Let the urad dal brown well. that gives a crunchy effect to the chutney.
Add the tempering to the ground chutney.
Add the tempering to the ground chutney.
All ready to be served with Idly/Dosa.
All ready to be served with Idly/Dosa.

The Chutney is ready to be served with either Idly or dosa. Try and let me know if you liked it.

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