03 March, 2011

Cilantro Chutney/Kothamali chutney


  1. Cilantro-1/2 bunch 
  2. Onion-1 medium chopped
  3. Tomato-1chopped
  4. Ginger-1/2 inch 
  5. Garlic-2 peeled
  6. Tamarind  -small bit
  7. Red chilly or green chilly  -2
  8. Coconut-1/4 cup shredded
  9. Channa dal/Urad dal-1teaspoon each
  10. Turmeric/salt-as needed
  11. Oil-2teaspoon
Cut the root part alone from cilantro,can use the steam aslo.Clean well in running water.cut and keep aside.

  1. Heat oil in a pan roast channa dal,urad dal,red chilly,ginger and garlic
  2. Add chopped onion,curryleaves fry till turns soft
  3. Add tomato,fry till raw smell goes.
  4. Put salt,turmeric powder,tamarind  mix well.
  5. Finally add cilantro leaves,and coconut give it a mix and turn off the stove.no need to cook.
  6. Let it be cool,after that blend with little water.Blend in to very fine chutney.
  7. Transfer in to bowl.ready to serve.
You can use tamarind  juice instead of fresh. Can season this chutney with mustard seeds,channa dal and curry leaves.it'll tastes good.It can be serve with Idli,Dosai,adai etc.,

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