Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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kothamalli chutney
Coriander Chutney 

Today's post is one of the classic & famous chutney recipe of South India. This coriander chutney has a vibrant green color and tastes flavorful & delicious with inviting aroma of coriander leaves. It makes a perfect side dish for any breakfast dishes like Idli, dosa, appam, kichdi or snacks. My mom is expert in preparing this chutney and i just love its divine taste. We know coriander leaves is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and loaded with health benefits. Prepare quick coriander leaves chutney at home with this simple video recipe and enjoy!

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  • Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - small piece
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • OIl - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing / asafoetida pwd - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - a few


  1. Wash and slice fresh coriander to fine pieces.
  2. Heat oil in frypan.
  3. Add urad dal and roast in medium flame to golden.
  4. Remove and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
  6. Add grated ginger and green chilli.
  7. Stir for a minute. 
  8. Now add sliced coriander leaves and saute.
  9. Add tamarind, salt and saute for few minutes.
  10. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  11. Grate coconut and add to blender.
  12. Add roasted urad dal (step 4) and grind to coarse mixture.
  13. Now add the sauted coriander leaves (step 10) and blend to smooth paste.
  14. Add 1/2 cup of water and blend to ensure smooth consistency of the chutney.
  15. Flavorful delicious Coriander chutney is ready.

To temper:

  • Heat a tsp of oil in small fry pan.
  • Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves and hing.
  • Wait to splutter.
  • Pour it over coriander chutney.

To serve

  1. It makes an excellent combo with idli, dosa, parotta, appam, etc. 
  2. Also it can be used as a spread in sandwiches and as a delicious dip for pakoras, fritters etc.
kothamalli chutney
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