Thursday 10 October 2019

Thakali Kothamalli Chutney/Tomato Cilantro Chutney/Tomato Coriander Leaves Chutney

We all look to make different kinds for chutney’s as sidedish for idli or dosa. We want to make it healthy, tasty and flavourful, if you are on the lookout for making one such recipe then here it is  - Thakkali Kothamalli Chutney/Cilanto tomato chutney. It is a perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas, vada, pakoda, uttapam etc and goes well with steam cooked rice as well. You can serve it along with chapthi, rotis or parathas or can be applied on bread to make sandwiches. Cilantro/Kothamalli is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber, including it in everyday diet is very good for our health. Do try out this healthy and flavourful chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting chutney’s here.

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


Cilantro/Coriander Leaves/Kothamalli
1 bunch /2 cups
4 finely chopped
1 finely chopped
Garlic Cloves
Urad Dal
2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies
One small gooseberry size
As needed
1 tbsp

For Tempering

1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing/Perungaya Podi
¼ tsp
Dry Red Chilli
Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai
8-10/1 spring
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
Serves: 4-5
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Clean and wash the cilantro thoroughly to get rid of all the mud and keep it aside.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a sauce pan or kadai. Add urad dal and sauté well until it turns to golden brown color.

Add dry red chillies and sauté well for 20 seconds.

Now add the chopped onions, garlic cloves  and sauté until they turn translucent.

Add tamrind/puli[seedless] and give a good stir.

Now add finely chopped tomatoes and sauté until they turn mushy.

Add the washed cilantro/kothamalli and give a good stir for 30 -40 seconds and switch off the stove.

Let it cool down completely. Now add everything to the mixer, add required amount of salt and grind well to make a smooth paste. If needed add little water.

Transfer the ground chutney to a bowl.

Heat oil in small kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, urad dal and sauté for 20 seconds, the dal will turn to golden color. Now add dry red chillies, asafetida/perungayam powder, curry leaves and switch off the stove.

Add the tempering to the prepared chutney and enjoy it with steam cooked idlis or dosas or even with chapathis.

Yes, delicious, healthy and tempting Cilantro tomato chutney is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with idlis, dosas, uthappam, chapthis or spread it on bread to make sandwiches.

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by, pls keep visiting for more tasty, flavourful and delicious recipes.


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