Coriander chutney recipe | kothamalli thuvaiyal | Dhania is a side dish prepared using the herb coriander. Fresh coriander leaves are available throughout India. It has a nice flavour too. It healthy and here we add onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, red chillies, tamarind and salt to enhance its taste. We can also prepare chutney using coriander with coconut and coriander alone separately as a Thokku and I have given the link at the end of this recipe.
I have given the method of preparation in a simple way that you can understand easily and prepare. Now let us go to the recipe.
Coriander chutney recipe – Ingredients:-
- coriander / kothamalli – 1 bunch
- onion / vengayam – 1 (chopped)
- tomato / thakkali – 1 (chopped)
- Ginger / inji – 1 inch
- Garlic / poondu – 4 cloves
- red chillies / vara milagai – 5-6
- vegetable oil – 1 tsp
- mustard seeds / kadugu – 1 tsp
- urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
- asafoetida / perungaayam – 1/4 tsp
- tamarind / puzhi – half a lemon size
- salt / uppu – to taste
Coriander chutney recipe – Method of preparation:-
1. Firstly cut the roots in the coriander bunch (throw away) and remove the leaves and tender stalks in a bowl. Wash and clean the collected coriander leaves and stems in a bowl. Cut into small two to three inch pieces.
2. Secondly heat one tea spoon of oil in a fry pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dal. When it turns golden brown, add asafoetida and red chillies.
3. Thirdly add ginger, garlic, chopped onions and chopped tomatoes. Sauté for few minutes in low flame.
4. Furter add chopped coriander leaves, sauté for few more minutes and switch off the stove.
5. Finally cool down to room temperature and grind along with tamarind and salt. Serve as side dish with idli, rice or dosa.