Showing posts with label coriander leaves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coriander leaves. Show all posts

Fresh green Kothamalli Thokku

When u get a lot of coriander leaves in the market it is better to get  them and do thokku.

Coriander Leaves - 3 to 4 bunches
Red Chilly - 12 nos
Salt to taste
Tamarind - a lemon size
Gingelly oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal full - 1tsp
Asafodeita - 1 tsp

      Clean the bunches, remove just the leaves. Wash thoroughly and drain fully. Dry roast red chillies grind it along with tamarind  and salt to a fine powder. Add the coriander leaves and grind it again to a fine paste.

       Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add the urad dal, asafodeita powder add it to the ground powder. Grind it again.

       Store it in an airtight container. It can also be stored in fridge. Can be used for 1 week to 10 days. Use it as a side dish for idly, dosa, chappati, curd rice.

Coriander Leaves Powder

Coriander Leaves Powder is also known as Kothamalli Podi in Tamil and Kothamalli Chammanthi in Malayalam

Green coriander leaves - 2 cups
Bengal Gram Powder - 1/2 cup
Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Tamrind - 1 small lemon size or Tamrind Paste
Red Chillies - 10 to 12 nos
Salt to taste

To season:
Mustard Seeds

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. Add the coriander leaves and let it be in the kadai till it gets cold.

Add all the ingredients in mixer grinder and grind it without adding any water. When all have ground well, make it into small balls and store it in air tight containers. It can be stored in fridge for one year.

Coriander leaves Chutney - A side dish recipe

This is one chutney, that can be used as a accompaniment for Chappati or Idly or Dosa but all at the same time, can also be used to make Pani Puri Pani(if liquidised) or to coat the sandwiches if made thick.

Coriander Leaves - 1 bunch
Green chillies - 1 no
Hing Powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Add either 1/4 tsp of Tamrind paste or a few drops of lemon Juice

Method to make Coriander Leaves Chutney:
Grind everything to a fine paste. (If lemon juice is used, add it after grinding other ingredients to a fine paste.)

If this is used as an accompaniment, then seasoning can be done.

In a seasoning ladle 1 tsp of oil, when heat add mustard seeds and 1 tbsp of broken Urad dal and add it to the chutney.