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Coriander Chutney | Kothamalli Chutney

Coriander Chutney
Coriander leaves also known as Cliantro is used for garnishing in most of the South Indian curries and gravies. Coriander leaves are rich in vitamins, dietary fiber, antioxidants and essential minerals. Store the coriander leaves after discarding roots and removing bruised leaves in  refrigerator in a zip lock cover. This chutney can be prepared within 15 mins. Coriander chutney can be served as a side dish to Idli and Dosa. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Coriander chutney | Kothamalli Chutney.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 2 Servings
Coriander Chutney | Kothamalli Chutney

Table 1:
Oil2 tsp
Chana Dal | Kadala paruppu1.5 tsp
Urad Dal | Ulutham paruppu1.5 tsp
Ginger chopped1 tsp
Green chilli1
Coriander Leaves (tightly packed)1 Cup
Shredded coconut2 tbsp
SaltAs needed

Table 2: For Tempering
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Red chilly
Curry Leaves
Urad dal
1/2 tsp


  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add chana dal and urad dal. Fry till chana dal turns golden colour. Add chopped ginger and green chilli. Fry till raw smell goes off.

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  •  Add coriander leaves and fry for 30 sec to 1 min . Switch off the stove. Add shredded coconut and salt.

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  •  Allow the mixture to cool and grind it into smooth paste using blender or mixie by adding enough water.
  • Tempering: Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, red chilly, Curry leaves and urad dal. When Urad dal turns golden colour, add it to the ground mixture.

Coriander Chutney | Kothamalli Chutney
Kothamalli Chutney

Adjust green chillies to your taste.
Don't fry coriander leaves more than a minute.


  1. Love this healthy and vibrant colored chutney... I also make the same way but I do add some tamarind when grinding...

  2. Its beautiful and I think you know how much I love chutneys. Coriander has a wonderful scent and I use it all the time.

  3. love this healthy and naturally colored dish...

  4. I love the color and looks yummy too :-)

  5. lovely color...flavorful chutney...love to eat it with idly...

  6. Wat a bright and flavourful chutney,can have two more idlies or dosas with it.


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