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November 28, 2012

Coriander Leaves Chutney - Kothamalli Chutney Tamilnadu Style

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Tamil nadu hotel style coriander chutney( Kothamalli Chutney) is a popular side dish for idli, dosa. This green chutney can be prepared with coriander leaves or mint leaves( pudina). I have already posted a green chutney similar to restaurant style. This is my second version. I usually make this for idli. I use mint leaves or coriander leaves and sometimes with both. You can call this as kothamalli pudina chutney. It tastes great in all the way..I got this recipe from a restaurant style recipes book..U’ll get a nice green color and i am sure u’ll like this a lot..

1 cup - 250ml

  • Grated coconut  - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies –   3-4 nos ( add more if u want spicy)
  • Tamarind  - A small piece ( Half seed )
  • Coriander leaves or Mint leaves – 1/2 – 1 cup ( 1 small bunch)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1.5 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
To temper:
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1  no (optional)


  • Heat oil in a kadai and saute the green chillies  and coriander/ mint leaves. Add turmeric powder , salt , tamarind and saute for a minute.
green chutney 1
  • Finally add the grated coconut, mix well and switch off the flame.Grind to a smooth paste after it cools down..
green chutney 2
  • Temper with the above said ingredients..Serve with hot idli /dosa !!

  • This chutney can be made with mint leaves alone or with the combination of both the leaves in equal ratio..It can be made without seasoning too.
  • Turmeric powder gives the green color..Dont forget to add it..

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  1. I always love the green chutney served in hotels.surely will give a try.

  2. Oh the color and the cute vessel!!! I have become a fan of your pictures and your vessels:)

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  3. My mom makes a similar chutney with coriander leaves. looks nice and cute presentation

  4. Love this chutney for idlis... Yummy

  5. Yummy chutney...looking so delicious...

  6. Omg, wat a super tempting chutney..... wonderful clicks dear..

  7. Healthy n flavorful chutney, love the presentation!!!

  8. Looks yummy ............Love the small Balti (bucket) :-)

  9. Chutney bucket is so cute Chithra! Is it a tent tiny bucket or it looks small in the snap? :)

    Nice chutney..perfect with idli n dosa!

  10. Kutty bucket super cute Chitra,one of my favourite chutney after coconut chutney,love it.

  11. Chitra,
    I want to hide a spoonful of this chutney inside a nice roast dosa and enjoy it myself :)

  12. wow...Tempting click..My daughter too have the same bucket in her kitchen things...Love it so much..Kutty bucket so nice...

  13. thanks all.As geetha achal said , i took this bucket from my daughter's kitchen set toys ;)Its very small :)

  14. love the colour n flavourful chutney....

  15. /i took this bucket from my daughter's kitchen set toys ;)Its very small :)/ oh..okie! :) Have seen this kutties kitchen set!

    உங்க பொண்ணு கையிலயே பக்கெட்-ஐ குடுத்து போட்டோ எடுத்திருந்தா இன்னும் சூப்பரா இருந்திருக்கும்! :)

  16. correct mahi. I too thought so,but she went to school .. :(

  17. Liked this cute bucket. super yummy. I sometimes eat it with rice too.

  18. Super yummy chutney....I can have it with anything

  19. cute little bucket....lovely color

  20. Tried this chutney n turned out yummy n delicious. Thanks


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