Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tomato-kothmira pachadi(Tomato-Coriander chutney)


1 cup fresh coriander leaves (washed and roughly chopped)
2 medium tomatoes
1 medium lime sized tamarind
2 tbsp split black gram dal (husked)
4 -6 dry red chillies
2 green chillies
1 tsp jaggery (optional)
salt to taste
2 tsp oil

For tempering
handful of curry leaves
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp split black gram dal (husked)
4-5 fenugreek seeds
a dash of asafoetida


Heat a pan and add 1 tsp oil. On low heat add coriander leaves and saute for 2 minutes till the leaves get soft. Remove the coriander leaves from the pan and set aside. In the same pan heat 1 tsp oil, add split black gram dal and fry till golden ,turn off the heat and add redchillies, green chillies and tamarind. If you wish you can even cook the tomatoes slightly in oil till the rawness is gone. You can also reduce the amount of chillies if you wish.
Grind together, coriander, tomato, tamarind and fried dal mixture, salt and jaggery into chutney.
Temper it with the given ingredients and serve with rice, idly or dosa.


Unknown said...

Hey Sharmi,

The chutney looks yumm and inviting...:)


Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Sharmi,mee recipe tomato kothmeer pachhadi chala bavundhi..

Unknown said...

chaala bagundi...chutneys are my weakness and tomato is my fav..I will try any variation with it!...lovely chutney!

Priya Suresh said...

Am ready to have them with some idlies..yummy..

Unknown said...

wow, delicious combination.

Ms.Chitchat said...

The perfect chutney with idlis and dosas. Loved the click.

Priya Sreeram said...


Peggy said...

This looks so yummy! Definitely great with some naan!

Unknown said...

Would be perfect with hot steaming idlis!!

Chitra said...

Wow,i want to try this very soon. will buy coriander leaves & try this tomorrow, will let u know:)

Dori said...

Mmmm, that looks excellent!