Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kothamalli Thokku/ Corriander Chutney

I had two bunch of corriander leaves, and as the herb mania-corriander event, hosted by siri, is ending today, i prepared this corriander/kothamalli thokku yesterday for dinner, to serve along with my Rava idli's. It was so tasty, with little tanginess, worth of trying it. It suit's best with Idli, Dosa. I got this recipe from Aval Vikatan's supplement- 30 Thokku Varieties.

Kothamalli / Corriander Leaves


Corriander Leaves - 2 bunch(4 cups)
Round Red Chilli - 5 (this will be of medium spice)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 spoon
Tamarind - a small lemon size / or a pinch of tamarind

Kothamalli Thokku


yyu Wash the Corrainder Leaves.

yyu In a pan, heat a spoon of oil, add the red chilli, fenugreek and roast them till they get croasted. now add asafoetida powder, roasted fenugreek and red chilli's to the mixer grinder.

yyu Add the washed corriader leaves, tamarind, salt and 1/4 cup water to the mixer grinder and grind them along with dry red chilli's fenugreek seeds and asafoetida powder very smoothly.

yyu Now in the Kadaai or Thick Bottomed pan heat the remaining oil, add mustard, when it cracks, add the grinded paste and let it boil for 5 minutes.

yyu After that reduce the flame and stir them till they start sticking to pan. it should go dark green in colour, thats the end point.

It should be like our home ground mehendi mix. Refer the pic above.

i used just 3 red chilli's in place of 10 chilli's, as we don't prefer very spicy thokku.

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Serve with Hot Idli's. I served it with Rava Idli's.

This corriander chutney is on its way to Herb Mania created by Dee, now hosted by Siri.


  1. Lavi, that is one delicious thokku with those super soft rava idlis :)

  2. I would love to take a idli and dipp in TO that.

  3. I would love ant southindian tiffin with this chutney!

  4. Hmm 30 varieties of thokku :) Love the rava idli thokku combo!

  5. Love kothamalli/cilantro an any dish with it. Love the chutney.

  6. Ama sent me the aval vikatan supplement too!! Thokku looks tangy n yumm!

  7. mmm. coriander chutney looks so good and spicy! And those idlis are so soft and tempting. Great combo Lavi!

  8. Nice and easy, and great way to use up some fresh coriander!

  9. Indo..great to have your words here..i know, you will comment on my post, if you really liked it:) am i right?

    Happy Cook, Sangeeth, it was so divine combo, with a tsp of gingelly oil on top of the thokku and hot rava idli:)

    Cham, Divya..The Book is very usefull,will share few other recipes from it soon. need not say shows up, from the name of your blog:)

    Uma..Thanks for the Complimet to Rava idli's. I was very carefully preparing it, to make them soft. to my good time, my hubby liked it.

  10. Meeso..yeah great way to use the bunches of corriander.

  11. You changed the blog look again? I love kothamalli thokku - just the fragrance is enough to make me drool.

  12. Ah, Lavi, see now I am discovering all I've been missing! Your idlis look sooo good. Oh, the thokku too! Now I know what to do with my excess cilantro... yummy! :)

  13. Lavi,
    I made this thokku today.I have linked to your post for the recipe from my post.Thank you.Your pictures looked so appetizing,I had to make it.

  14. wow looks great. will surely try it


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