Kothimeera Karam (Spicy Coriander Chutney)

A few years ago,we visited my husband's uncle and aunt who live in VA.It was a long drive but a beautiful one especially along the Chesapeake Bay bridge which offers spectacular views.That truly is an engineering marvel, I think!I wish I could share a picture or two but I could not find a single pic from that trip on my computer.
Anyhow, the day we went, his aunt made the coriander chutney to be eaten with idlis.It was a tad spicy for me but the overall chutney tasted so good that I took this recipe from her.I always make it this way since then and we all love it.I took the recipes for almost all the dishes that she cooked during our 2 day stay there.You can imagine how good the dishes must have tasted.
I must say, there is some magic when elders cook!The food tastes more appetizing, perhaps they add extra love when they cook;).

1 1/2 bunches coriander, stalks removed
4-5 red chilies (change the proportions according to your taste)
2 green chillies, chopped
2 tsps Urad dal
1 tsp Chana dal

1 oz of Tamarind pulp
pinch of Hing(asafoetida)

Roast chana dal, urad dal , half the quantity of red chilies (2)in a pan, with out oil.

Heat about a tablespoon of oil and fry green chilies and the remaining red chilies.

Remove them and put aside.

In the same pan, fry coriander leaves until they are wilted but not dry.

Grind/Blend the coriander leaves, roasted mixture(red chilies, chana dal , urad dal, green chilies) with tamarind pulp

For tempering:

Heat a tsp of oil and fry Jeera (cumin seeds), mustard seeds and a pinch of hing.

If you wish to have a sour taste, add lemon juice.

Serve it hot with rice or idlis or dosas!

This is off to Think Spice: Think Chilies hosted by Lakshmi Venkatesh, an event started by Sunita

Shri

32 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I like mine this way too... Though I skip the red chillies...
Your presentation is wonderful...

Prathibha said...

Lovely chutney dear..yes elders hv some magic in their hands,might b the experience..:)

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice pic shri...loved the recipe and am going to try this soon...

Padma said...

Nice chutney perfect with idli/dosas... nice click ... never got to visit that bridge .... would love to see the pic :)

Rush said...

wish i had seen this 2 days earlier..just made idlis...and was looking for chutney recipes...this looks fab, there is a special touch with an experienced hand..i hope our kids come back and say the same about us ;)
will try this next time!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thats a wonderful chutney!!!

Preeti Kashyap said...

i love this recipe...kind of new to me...i shd try it soon!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks lovely, infact going to make some right now. But i add tamarind also to this.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks lovely, going to make some right now, but i add tamarind and coconut also to this.

Gita said...

Nice chutney...even I too make a similar prepartion...you can even add mint to this chutney :)

Priya said...

Eyecatching chutney looks very delicious...prefect side dish for hot idlis..

Padma said...

Shri collect your award from my blog http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/09/bindi-masala.html

Yasmeen said...

Spicy ! I'd love it with idli\dosa :)

Astra Libris said...

So beautiful! So true, about elder relatives having a special magic in the kitchen... My grandmother can always make dishes extra-special, somehow - I do think you're right, it must be love! :-)

Soma said...

Lip Smacking! I will have to try this version next time, esp. with dosa..

Raje said...

Chutney looks Yumm!! Wonderful posts. Visit my space when you get a chance

Parita said...

Mouth watering!!!!!

Shri said...

Thanks HCOF,Pratibha,Sushma

Thanks Padma!I wish I really wish I could share the pics.Anyway, may be you could google and see the pic.I really loved the place

Thanks Rush!Our kids coming back and saying the same..Well..I am sure my daughter won't..He he he!

Sarah and Preeti-Thanks!

Shri said...

Thanks much A2z.I did add tamarind to this bit not coconut. I will try adding it next time!

Thanks Gita!Will try your version next time

Thanks Priya

Thanks Padma for passing the awards

Thanks Yasmeen

Isn't it Astra?Love, it must be!

Thanks Soma, Raje, Parita!

Tina said...

So easy and spicy recipe...

Vrinda said...

5 red chillies and 2 green chillies,really a spicy chutney,Shri...but liked ur version,never tried by frying coriander leaves,In my version i always add some garlics too...

Vaishali said...

Sounds delicious, Shri. Coriander's one of my favorite flavors.

Nags said...

i make a slightly thicker version. i tastes yum with bread too :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this looks great for idly, oh and that bridge is amazing isn't it

Abhilash said...

I am never interested with the recipes I have tried before but like the ones that are old and renewed with new names or new to my knowledge.

I hope I have never prepared it going through its recipe.

No promise to try it but it makes me tempting to give a try...

:)

Red Chillies said...

Even though i have never been to Chesapeake Bay, i can imagine the visual beauty there.
Nice recipe of the chutney, Shri!

Malar Gandhi said...

Like corinader chutney, veyr aromatic, this version sounds kool

my kitchen said...

Lovely chutney goes well with idly & dosa.Do visit my blog when u find time

Shri said...

Thanks Tina!

Thanks Vrinda Vaishali and Nags

Thanks Chow and Chatter-Yes, the bridge IS amazing!

You should give it a try,Abhilash!

Thanks RC,Malar and My Kitchen

rekhas kitchen said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mouthwatering Shri love to have this with soft dosa s tempting , tempting...........

shanthi said...

Lovely chutney and I love the click too

Shri said...

Thanks Rekha and Shanthi

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