Friday, May 14, 2010

Coriander Coconut Chutney | Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi

Chutneys or Pachadis are indispensable part of a breakfast, atleast in most South Indian families. I have always known Amma making either Peanut Chutney or Coconut Chutney every day of the week. Only later when we grew up that she ever tried other chutney varieties with tomatoes, onions etc. 

We love groundnut chutney/ Peanut chutney with anything or everything. Apart from this was the Coconut Chutney that was prepared frequently, because my brother liked only this. So Amma ended up prep it up with other interesting ingredients to bring variations to this. One such ingredient was adding fresh coriander to the coconut chutney.

Fresh Coirander adds such flavour the regular Coconut Chutney, plus this is a nice way to include the coriander in your diet.


Ingredients Needed:

Fresh coconut - 1 cup
Fresh coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
Green chillies - 5
Fried gram - 50 gms
Tamarind - 1 inch
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

For tempering:

Mustard seeds, Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 8-10
Oil - 1/2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Grate the fresh coconut or cut into small bits so that it is easy to grind them in the mixer.

Wash the coriander leaves and put it in a colander to get the water drain.

In a mixer, take all the ingredients except the seasoning items, pulse it to fine paste. Add water as required.

Remove to a bowl, heat a pan with oil, add the mustards and urad. When it starts spluttering add the curry leaves and immediately pour over the ground chutney.

Most times, we place the curry leaves on the chutney and pour the hot oil over the leaves. This way the leaves don't loose their freshness.

Serve with Dosa, Idlis.

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20 comments :

My cooking experiments said...

My favorite of all chutneys!Needless to say the goodness of coriander.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

The chutney looks gud but I am attracted towards the red, red chutney...What is that Srivalli ? Recipe please :)

meeso said...

Love the coconut, coriander combo... Have bookmarked to try :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Lovely Chutney, love it with idli/dosa or even simple warm rice :)

Leena said...

Versatile and famous chutney,which goes well with every thing...

Nithu said...

My all time fav. My sis used to make the same kind of chutney. Love yours. Looking yummy!!!!

SS said...

will go great with Idli

Hari Chandana said...

Mmmmmm... naku chala istam.. looks sooooooo tempting dear... thanks for sharing!!

Uma said...

looks so good! love the color and aroma of this chutney.

PJ said...

What a beautiful and delicious array of side dishes!!Love coriander chutney...

Asha said...

So nice to hear Konda's gift to you Sri. Handmade and heartfelt ones are the best! I always keep them and sometimes look at them all teary eyed! :D

Cilantro looks yum, my fave with any dosa or chapatis too.

Hope your diet is going well. I haven't kept in touch with your routine after I came back for break.

Apu said...

Delicious!! Love this idlis!

Amna said...

can we send coconut chutney in our kids lunch box .will it get spoilt as its summers time

Srivalli said...

Amna, We don't normally pack coconut chutneys in boxes during summer. However if you are in a ac room and you have added tamarind, it stays good for nearly 3 - 4 hrs.

Amna said...

Tnaxs sri for ur reply,is there any other side dish i can give with idli without the fear of it getting spoilt.any suggestion please

Srivalli said...

Amna The red chutney that you see next to this will stay for a day at room temp, two days when refrigerated. Check out for the other roasted chutneys in the Index> Will make a post of it soon.

Amna said...

I am sorry but i dont recognise that chutney.what chutney is that ?

Srivalli said...

Amna , Check this link, it has all the chutneys listed
http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.in/2009/07/chutneys-podis-pickles-and-sauce.html

The tomato chutney is this,

http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2008/01/crispy-paper-roast-dosa-with-tomato.html

Amna said...

thanxs sri u are a lifesaver

Srivalli said...

You are welcome Amna

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