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December 31, 2008

Kothamalli Thoyagal - Coriander Leaves Thogayal Recipe

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Coriander leaves thogayal/Thuvayal is favourite to all of us, especially my husband likes it very much. My mother-in-law is very good in making it. I can say thogayals are among the best of her recipes.The ratio of tamarind, red chillies and salt is very important to make perfect thogayal. Even if one goes high, we can’t get the exact flavor & taste. In our daily lunch, we definitely have any one of these thogayals. We mix this with plain rice and eat. You can have this as a accompaniment for curd rice, all Tiffin items (idli, dosa, upma, pongal etc.) too. Even my two year old baby likes it :). Also I pack this thogayal rice for my husband’s lunch which is his favourite lunch box recipe .

We make thogayals with curry leaves, coriander leaves, mint, gongura, garlic, ridge gourd, brinjal ,gooseberry etc.

Here I have mentioned the recipe for coriander leaves thogayal with step by step pictures.

coriander leaves thogayal   

Kothamalli thuvaiyal

Coriander leaves thuvaiyal recipe to mix with plain rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sides
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
To roast and grind
  • Coriander leaves /Cilantro-A Medium size bunch ( 1 cup tightly packed)
  • Tamarind -- Medium gooseberry size
  • Red chilli- 6 nos
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery- Very small piece( peanut size)
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp (Optional)
  • Salt - To taste
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tsp

  • Wash coriander leaves. Soak tamarind in little hot water.
  • Heat a kadai with 2 tsp of oil and add red chillies, Urad dal. Roast it and keep it apart.
coriander leaves thogayal step by step picture
  • Now grind red chillies, soaked tamarind with salt and jaggery (should be very less)without water.Then add the coriander leaves. Make it a paste adding little water. Use the soaked tamarind water to grind. Grind to a coarse or smooth paste as you wish. We make it slightly coarse. If you wish to store this thogayal for long time, proceed to next step else mix the thogayal with plain rice adding gingely oil/sesame oil/ nalla ennai and enjoy !
coriander leaves thogayal step by step picture
  • Now heat a kadai with some gingely oil ( 1 tbsp) and put the thogayal into it. The water content in it will be absorbed and it thickens. Just mix it for a minute. Store in a box after it cools down. It can be refrigerated and kept for 10 days. This step is purely optional. U can enjoy this thogayal without sauting in oil. But shelf life will be reduced to 3 days. 
    Delicious coriander leaves thogayal is ready to be served hot with rice. Enjoy!!

kothamalli thogayal

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