Coriander Chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal

January 17, 2016 Chutney RecipesCondimentsNO Onion NO GarlicSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  5 comments

After all the festival food, all I wanted was a simple and light meal. So we opted for curd rice and this simple yet lip-smacking Coriander Chutney. It is a truly divine combo. This Coriander chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal is a tasty multi purpose chutney/thuvayal variety that goes well with idli, dosa & rice. This is a no coconut & no onion-no garlic version. We love to have this spicy, tangy chutney with almost anything and everything…

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time-10 mins]


  • Fresh coriander leaves – 1 bunch
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 4 to 5
  • Salt – as needed
  • Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp





  • Heat a pan with oil and roast the red chillies, coriander seeds, urad dal one by one separately. Keep them aside. Switch off the flame and finally in the same pan, add washed coriander leaves and leave it in the heat.

edit0003 edit0006 edit0008

  • Once it cools down take coriander leaves, roasted coriander seeds, red chillies, tamarind and salt in a mixer and grind it. Finally add roasted urad dal and just pulse it once or twice. In a pan heat oil and temper with mustard, add the Coriander Chutney and saute for a few mins.

edit0016 edit0019 edit0026


Tadaa!! Tasty Coriander Chutney is ready.

Serve it with idli, dosa or rice..





  1. This chutney has to a bit more spicy & tangy when compared to the other normal chutney varieties.
  2. No need to saute the coriander leaves. The heat after the pan is switched off is enough.
  3. This stores well for 4-5 days when refrigerated.
  4. Usually thuvayal has to be a bit thick. Very little water is to be used while grinding it. But since we wanted a semi-thick consistency, have used a little more water. U can adjust according to your preference.
  5. Pls do use both the coriander stalk and the leaves in making this Coriander Chutney.


PS: I had published this post long back. This post is updated with new pics and a few more tips 🙂

5 comments to Coriander Chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal

  • veenashankar  says:

    my fav chutney

  • swathi  says:

    Kothhamalli thuvyal looks delicious.

  • Traditionallymodernfood  says:

    My fav chutney:-) with some dosa I can finish this in no timr

  • padma  says:

    Coriander is on the top of the list in any form and chutney….Yum Ym!!

  • Hema  says:

    Love this tangy and spicy chutney..

Leave a reply

Thank u so much for stopping by!! Your feedback means a lot to me :) Please do not leave any comments with links to your blog or events!!

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>