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Kothamalli chutney recipe, Coriander chutney

by Jeyashri suresh
Kothamalli chutney
Kothamalli Chutney | Coriander chutney | Dhaniya chutney or green chutney (which my kiddos used to tell) is a simple one to make and a yet a tasty chutney to go with Idli | Dosa and sometimes with Curd rice too. My mom makes this Kothamalli chutney without coconut and dal. Though i like that way , since kiddos want this version of Kothamalli chutney, i made this few days back. Here is the recipe for Kothamalli chutney| Coriander chutney which makes a perfect side dish for idli and dosa. I added 2 small onions to this chutney, but it is truly optional. You can make a no onion no garlic version too.
Check out my other interesting chutneys using Coriander leaves.

Coriander Chutney

Kothamalli chutney recipe

Kothamalli chutney

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Breakfast | Dinner
  • Description: Kothamalli chutney | coriander chutney, simple chutney pairs well with idli dosa and chapati too.

    Coriander leaves  1 cup (tightly packed )
    Urad dal  1 tblsp
    Red chili  3-4 
    Coconut  2-3 tblsp
    Small onion  2-3 (optional)
    Oil  2 tsp
    Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
    Salt  as needed
    Oil  1 tblsp

Method with step by step pictures :

Coriander Chutney

  • In a pan, add 1 and 1/2 tsp of oil and add the urad dal , red chilli and shallots(if using). You can add garlic also instead of shallots.
  • When the dal turns golden brown and the onions are roasted add the washed coriander leaves.
  • Keep the flame low while roasting.
Chutney step 1 chutney step 2
  • Switch off the flame and add the coconut.
  • Add salt and allow this to cool. Grind this into a smooth paste and temper with mustard seeds.
chutney step 3 chutney step 4
  • Coriander chutney is ready to serve.
  • Add little water to adjust the consistency.
  • Temper mustard  seeds in 1/2 tsp of oil.

Coriander Chutney


  1. You can add tomato or Garlic while sauting the dal.
  2. Even channa dal can be replaced in the place of urad dal.
  3. Red chili can be replaced with green chili for making kothamalli chutney.

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AparnaRajeshkumar March 15, 2013 - 3:39 am

i like to take with curd rice 🙂 lovely pictures esp the last one !

Veena Theagarajan March 15, 2013 - 4:00 am

my fav. I do it similar way too.. love the pic and bowl

Sudha Sabarish March 15, 2013 - 4:22 am

Coriander chutney is my fav chutney.Love to have with rice.

CHITRA March 15, 2013 - 4:47 am

Looks very nice, new to me. will try for sure ..

Sangeetha Nambi March 15, 2013 - 5:06 am

Yummy, delicious, green chutney... Love to lick this all time...

chandran lr March 15, 2013 - 5:25 am

Presentation at its best.

Hari Chandana P March 15, 2013 - 5:38 am

Lovely and delicious chutney.. looks awesome.. love the presentation too.. great job 😀

Nivedhanams Sowmya March 15, 2013 - 6:41 am

i do it very similarly... looks so green and yummy!!!
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Shama Nagarajan March 15, 2013 - 6:50 am

yummy chutney--delicious

Vimitha Anand March 15, 2013 - 8:34 am

Healthy chutney

Shweta March 15, 2013 - 8:49 am

this looks amazing. DO visit my blog

Kaveri Venkatesh March 15, 2013 - 9:29 am

Lovely chutney...nice color

Sona S March 15, 2013 - 10:35 am

lovely color of chutney , yummy!

Kalpana Sareesh March 15, 2013 - 11:32 am

nice color.. love it

Prathima Rao March 15, 2013 - 11:51 am

Mouthwatering accompaniment to dosas & idlis!! Nice green hue 🙂
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prathibha Garre March 15, 2013 - 1:19 pm

Love this flavourful chutney anytime

Premalatha Aravindhan March 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

My fav chutney,makes this often...

Kitchen Queen March 15, 2013 - 1:44 pm

temtping chutney, feel like dip pakoras in it. stop by at my space too.

Julie March 15, 2013 - 2:22 pm Reply
Priya Suresh March 15, 2013 - 2:33 pm

My all time fav chutney after coconut chutney,love it.

Hema March 15, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Yummy chutney and the bowl looks very cute..

Sushma Madhuchandra March 15, 2013 - 5:44 pm

beautiful color you have got there.. Very flavorful chutney!

divya March 15, 2013 - 8:03 pm

wow thats really tempting!!!yum...

USHA March 16, 2013 - 1:36 am

Lovely and beautiful colour...

Me... March 16, 2013 - 2:45 am

Lovely chutney jeyashri...The colour is very pretty! Its a great combination with soft hot fluffy idlis.

PS: Why doesnt your blog allow wordpress comments?


admin March 17, 2013 - 5:55 am

Thanks for visiting my space shoba. the comment set up allows only google account users, i think be cause of that it is not allowing wordpress. Saw ur comment in Coconut rice post too, but forgot to reply. sorry about that

Finn Felton March 16, 2013 - 8:00 am

It is hard to find Indian spices here in Australia. I would love to try these dishes. Indians are very good at making outstandingly delicious food. Thanks for sharing the recipes, I'll make it in my own kitchen as I get time this weekend.

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admin March 17, 2013 - 5:56 am

Thank u so much for visiting

Gajus kitchen March 16, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Love your blog and I am happy to pass on the " Very inspiring blogger" award to you .


Arthy Suman March 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Love ur chutney recipes....very tasty...

radha March 17, 2013 - 6:40 pm

This is a little different from Kothumali Thogayal? Or the same?

Sharmilee! :) March 18, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Mittus fav chutney, mine too...Looks so fresh apt with idlis

RAKS KITCHEN March 19, 2013 - 8:36 am

Never tried with curd rice, will try next time and try adding shallots too!

Pragati Jain May 4, 2013 - 10:24 am

This look amazing and i m going to try soon,,!!

Darshita Lakkad July 16, 2013 - 5:28 am

My all time favorite...
awesome with samosa and bhakhari

Arthy February 8, 2015 - 11:51 am

Love all your recipes


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