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Coriander Leaves Powder | Kothamalli Podi | Kothamalli Thokku | Sambara Puli

posted 21 Nov 2012, 01:40 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 19 Feb 2015, 02:53 ]
Coriander Leaves Powder is also known as Kothamalli Podi in Tamil and Kothamalli Chammanthi in Malayalam. And it is also known Sambara Puli

Ingredients: 
Kothamalli Podi
Green coriander leaves - 2 cups
Bengal Gram  - 1/2 cup
Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Thuvar Dal - 1/2 cup
Tamrind - 1 small lemon size or Tamrind Paste
Red Chillies - 10 to 12 nos
Salt to taste
Oil

To season:
Mustard Seeds

Method:
Wash and clean the coriander leaves. Drain the water and dry it in shade for an hour or two. In a kadai add oil and fry the urad dal, bengal gram dal one by one. The add the red chillies and hing and fry them too. If you are using tamrind then add it to the hot kadai along with necessary rock salt and leave it for a minute. Remove from flame and transfer it to a dry vessel and let it cool.  Add the coriander leaves to the hot pan and let it be in the kadai till it gets cold. Separate the water that the coriander leaves emit. 

Add the all the fried ingredients in mixer grinder and grind it to a coarse powder. Transfer it to a dry bowl. Grind the coriander leaves finely. Transfer it to the ground powder. Wash, clean and wipe your hands dry and mix all the ingredients together. Make them to balls and store them in air tight container. It can be stored in fridge. 
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