Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kothimeera Pacchadi | Coriander Chutney for Idli,Dosa

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kothimeera pacchadi
Kothimeera pacchadi recipe with step by step photos.Idli and Dosa appears quite frequently for breakfast in any south Indian home. It is always challenging to think of a different side dish for Idli and Dosa apart from the usual fare like Coconut Chutney and sambar. Though I make various chutnies like Tomato ChutneyTomato-Onion ChutneyCarrot ChutneyCapsicum ChutneyPeanut Chutney, Fried gram chutney but the moment I hear about any new chutney recipe I would like to try it immediately as we south Indians are never tired of the various chutney varieties.
kothimeera pacchadi
During my last visit to my mil's place I had noticed a couple of vaious chutney variety jars sitting in the fridge and everyday she used to serve with different combinations of chutnies and powders with Idli and Dosa.These chutnies do not have large shelf life like couple of months but they are good to store for a couple of weeks or until a month. Niluva tomato pacchadi and this Kothimeera pacchadi were few among those pacchadi varieties which she keeps preparing often.Though I do not prepare Idli and dosa on daily basis but we love to indulge them over weekends atleast twice or thrice a month.Hence I never needed to make storable chutnies at my place but when my inlaws visited us last month Idli and Dosa featured quite often for our breakfast.Hence I had prepared few chutney varieties like niluva tomato pacchadi, mamidi allam pacchadi, allam pacchadi and this kothimeera pacchadi and these chutnies stayed quite well for a month. Though we prepare the regular chutnies, it is always nice to have an array of chutnies and powders to be served along with Idli and Dosa,it definitely jazz up your breakfast a bit.
kothimeera pacchai for idli,dosa
Check out other chutney and powder varieties for Idli and Dosa:
coriander chutney for idli,dosa
Here is how to prepare Kothimira pacchadi recipe with step by step photos.
Kothimeera Pacchadi | Coriander Chutney Recipe for Idli,Dosa:

Serves 3-4 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 25 mins
Cuisine: Andhra | Category: Accompaniments,Side dish for Idli/Dosa

1 big bunch Coriander leaves(roughly 3-4 cups)
8-10 Green chilies
1 big lemon sized Tamarind
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt,to taste
1 tbsp Oil

to temper:
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tsp Oil

  • Wash and drain the water from the coriander leaves and green chilies and chop them roughly.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and crackle cumin seeds and then add green chilies and fry until they wilt a bit.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves,turmeric powder,tamarind and salt and fry until they become wilted and become a lump,this might take 12-15 mins.Cool it.
  • Grind the coriander leaves mixture to a coarse paste in the mixer.If needed add a couple of tablespoons of water while grinding it.
  • Heat oil in the same pan and crackle mustard seeds and then add ground paste and fry for another 3-4 mins until there is no moisture left in the chutney.Let it cool.
  • Store it in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator.It stays nicely up to 3-4 weeks.
Take out required portion as required into the cup and add little water and dilute it and serve it as a side dish with Idli/Dosa/Uthappam.

  1. If you want to prepare the coriander chutney for rice, you can add a tbsp of urad dal and chana dal each before frying the green chilies and coriander leaves and proceed the same way.This chutney cannot be stored more than 2-3 days.
  2. This chutney is extremely spicy and tastes best when served with other mild chutnies like coconut chutney, tamarind chutney.
  3. You can reduce the number of green chilies in the recipe if you cannot bear much spice in the recipe.
  4. If you want you can add bit of jaggery or sugar in the recipe to cut down the spice.
kothimeera pacchai for idli,dosa
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