Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kothamalli Thogayal / Chutney



Cilantro (called as kothamalli in Tamil), a herb used as a garnish, imparts a great flavor. It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber. The chutney (similar to pesto) made using cilantro is easy to prepare and can be mixed with rice or pasta, as a dip for idli and dosa. This flavorful chutney - tangy and spicy, with a wonderful lush green color of cilantro and green chillies, is my favorite with idlies. .......YUMMY! Just try it out!



Ingredients

Cilantro - 3/4 cup, packed
Salt
Tamarind - 1/2 tsp, packed
Water


For seasoning

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Green chilli - 2


Method

Remove the root and thick stem (if any in cilantro), wash and keep aside  to drain the excess water.

In a pan, heat oil and add the seasoning ingredients and fry till golden brown. 



Add all the ingredients into a blender and make into a smooth puree. Add water if necessary in small amounts. 





Serve with rice, idli or dosa......ENJOY!



Tips

Instead of green chillies, dried red chillies can also be used.



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