Kothamalli Thokku | How to make Kothamalli Thokku

By vanamala Hebbar  |  10th May 2016  |  
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About Kothamalli Thokku Recipe

Kothamalli is a Tamil word called Coriander leaves / Cilantro. This is simple and easy recipe. It is a great accompaniment with white rice, curd rice or chapati, dosa, idli etc.

Kothamalli Thokku

Ingredients to make Kothamalli Thokku

  • coriander leaves - 1 cup
  • Malaka / Red chillies - 4-6 (i've used Byadagi chillies)
  • tamarind / Puli - a small lemon size or use paste (1 tbsp, I have used paste)
  • asafoetida / hing / Periyangum - 1/2 tsp
  • Chanadal / Kadalparppu - 2 tbsp
  • urad dal / Ulthuparppu - 2 tbsp
  • Rocksalt or Sea salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp (i have used olive oil)

How to make Kothamalli Thokku

  1. Chop the coriander leaves trim the stems and clean and rinse thoroughly and drain water completely.
  2. In a pan heat oil then add chana dal, urad dal, chillies fry together till dal gets golden color then add tamarind, fry for 2 mins.
  3. Remove from the flame let them cool a bit then make a fine powder, later on add hing / asafoetida and coriander leaves ( do not add water) because coriander leaves in itself are moist.
  4. Grind into a smooth paste. Add salt and blend it again.
  5. Take out and transfer into a bowl. Heat oil (2 tbsp olive oil) in a pan pour it into thokku mix well and transfer into glass jar.

Reviews for Kothamalli Thokku (1)

Sanjay Reddy3 years ago

the pic looks very appetising