Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Recipe for cilantro(kothamalli) chutney - How to make coriander leaves chutney

Welcome to Tanish Kitchen. Our chutney specials continue today as well. Today we will see how to make Cilantro chutney (coriander leaves) or kothamalli chutney.


Coriander leaves - 1 cup(washed & chopped)
Green chillies - 2
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Roasted bengal gram (pottu kadalai) - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste

For seasoning

Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Asafodita powder - pinch


1. In a mixi bowl, add all the ingredients(coriander leaves, green chillies, grated coconut, roasted bengal gram & salt). Grind it nicely.
2. After grind the chutney, transfer the chutney into a bowl and add lemon juice and mix it well.
3. Heat pan with 1 tea spoon of oil, add mustard seeds. Allow mustard seeds to crackle. Now add urad dal and asafodita powder. Once it became golden color, add grinded chutney into that. Stir it well.
4. In order to make chutney a bit solid(or thick), we are adding roasted chickpeas. Do not add too much as it will change the taste.

Now cilantro (or coriander leaves) chutney is ready for idlis or dosas!!

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