Coriander thokku or kothamalli thokku recipe


Kothamalli thooku - side dish for rice , idli dosa

We need coriander leaves .  I have taken four clusters of coriander leaves, tamarind , 

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Separate the leaves from the stems .  The stems interfere in grinding and some of them may not get ground properly
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Take shallots or onions an four cloves of garlic -  these are optional
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Take five or six red chillies

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Add tamarind

Add little water and wet grind them in a mixer

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Heat oil in a pan , add mustard
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Add the wet ground mixture of coriander leaves

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Add turmeric powder - two spoons ( small as shown in the photo )
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Add four spoons of dhania powder
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Add little chilly powder since we have already added red chillies.  If we want more kaaram ( hot ) we can add more chilly powder

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Heat it till the coriander leaves , onions and garlic get cooked.

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Close with a little because the thokku usually sputters.

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Once cooking is complete add salt
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I add jaggery also , it gives an excellent and different taste.  However it is option.  The quantity is as shown in the image below.
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Stir well for a few minutes and transfer to a dry container.

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