Tuesday 4 February 2014

Kothamalli Thogaiyal Recipe/Cilantro Thogaiyal/Coriander leaves Thogaiyal [Without Coconut]

Today I am posting a very healthy, flavourful and delectable Kothamalli Thogaiyal. I love this thogaiyal, because of its course texture, slightly tangy and spicy taste and packed with flavours. Kothamalli thogaiyal does not get spoilt very easily for about 5-6 days when handled properly with clean spoon. It is rich in vitmains, minerals and packed with fiber. When making either kothamalli chutney or kothamalli thogaiyal, don’t just use the leaves, use the tender part of the stem also, it is loaded with fiber and helps in digestion. Before going into the recipe do check out other Chutney and thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kothamalli Thogaiyal with step by step photos…


Kothamalli/Cilantro/Coriander leaves
1 bunch
Split Urad dal/Ullundhu
2 -3 tbsp
Dry red chillies
One small lemon size ball
Gingelly oil/Sunflower oil
2 tbsp
As needed
Preparation time: 5 minutes                               Recipe Category: Breakfast/Sidedish/Lunch  
Cooking time: 10 minutes                                     Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, Indian
Serves: 4-6 
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Chop the roots of the cilantro bunch. Soak them in the water for about 5 minutes to get rid of dirt and sand. Wash it thoroughly at least 2-3 times to get rid of all the mud.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai, fry urad dal and dry red chillies until it changes to golden brown colour. Now transfer them to a plate.

In the same kadai, add the cilantro/kothamalli and toss around for few minutes and switch off the stove. Let the dal and the cilantro cool really well.

Now transfer the cilantro/kothamalli and the sautéed dal to the mixer and grind it along with tamarind and salt to a coarse paste with very little water.

Heat rest of the oil in a kadai, add the ground paste and saute for about 3-4 minutes or until there is no water.

Delicious, healthy and flavorful Kothamalli/Cilantro Thogaiyal is ready to be enjoyed.

Serve it hot with white rice, it is also a perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas, rotis etc. 
You can also spread it on bread to make sandwiches.

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Other Chutney & Thogaiyal varieties that might be of your interest...

Ellu Thogaiyal/Sesame Seeds Thogaiyal

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  1. Lovely spicy spread Priya.. just loving it :)

  2. Hmmm... Lovely. Would love to have it with some soft idly.

  3. Thogaiyal looks very inviting dear :) looks so flavorful and delicious !!

  4. Tempting... I too have it in my draft...

  5. Very healthy and tasty chutney. Love it.

  6. That chutney is bursting with flavours.. lovely green color

  7. spicy and mouthwatering chutney...

  8. Nice chutney Priya. My mother-in-law prepares this but with coconut. Will try this version very soon.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  9. Love the color of the chutney, looks delicious...

  10. You can send this to 'Cook With Coriander' challenge going on at my blog. :)

  11. remember ur mint chutney without coconut! this too looks good!:) Fabulous u r with many varieties around

  12. Another chutney to be tried for this coming week. I love anything of chutney and I'm sure you are aware of that.

  13. very healthy thogaiyal, it's been ages i made it, love it!!!

  14. Hey nice click and lovely chutney!

  15. Thanks a lot to each and every one of you for all your kind and encouraging words....


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