Cilantro Thokku / Coriander Thokku / Koththamalli Thokku

My H's only fav thokku is this ultimate coriander thokku . Sigh ... I should be happy abt the fact , atleast he likes it . He would always ask to prepare this whenever  he gives me company to the Indian grocery shops , But am the one who doesn't make this often.. Cos of the amount of oil used .. This time I did feel bad cos  it's been a year since i made this ..  The recipe am gonna give is just the plain , traditional one. U may add a tsp of jaggery in the end to make it neutral. Summer season is around, we all can relish along with curd rice.. YUM YUM YUM



Ingredients :

Cilantro -- 2 bunch
Hing -- 1/8 tsp
Salt -- to taste
Sesame oil -- 2 tbsp

To roast :

Dry red chillies -- 4 to 5 nos. ( acc to taste )
Fenugreek seeds -- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind -- small marble sized

Method :

  • Wash and clean the coriander leaves and discard the thick stalks . Retain the stalks with leaves which is very tender. Spread them on a kitchen tissue and let them dry .
  • Heat a tsp of oil and fry the dry red chillies ,followed by mustard and fenugreek seeds. Finally add the tamarind ball and scald well in the hot oil. Make sure, u don't burn any of them.
  • In the same pan, add the pat dried coriander leaves and cook until it wilts.
  • Now grind the roasted ingredient except tamarind to a fine powder and let it be in the blender / mixie jar.
  • Throw in the wilted coriander leaves and the fried tamarind ball and grind it coarsely without adding water ..( u may sprinkle a few drops of water if u can't run the blender /mixie. ) ( Actually my H likes to be a fine paste , so I did made fine paste )
  • Heat the same kadai with the oil and frythe hing . Stir in the ground mixture and keep working on the thokku until it starts leaving the sides and oozing out the oil. This might take about 7 to 10 minutes. ( depends on the quantity )


  •  Store in a bottle / air tight container and place inside the refrigerator for better shelf life..

Sending this entry to Herbs and Flowers in my Platter - Coriander leaves/Cilantro , happening @ Krithis Kitchen ,started by  PJ

Note :  Ingredient quantity has been updated.

Happy eating guys ,

33 comments:

  1. wow...what a lovely recipe dear,...bookmarking it ! surely will giv it a try sometimes !


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  2. Fantastic...irresistibly yumm- I love love cilantro flavor so this is a must try for me :) The second pic is really nice !
    US Masala

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  3. Wow...never had this...looks awesome...love the last pic

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  4. nice thokku.. will be yummy with sandwiches ..

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  5. delicious thokku.. bookmarked!!

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  7. @ Geetha Achal
    U may add any oil , actually 2 tbsp of oil is enough overall...! Better store in the refrigerator since the weather is hot.

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  8. Cilantro thokku looks fabulous Shanavi.

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  9. Wow.the thokku looks delish!!!just need some curd rice and pappad now...

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  10. Never had this before,looks super delicious..yum.

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  11. Wow! I just can't resist drooling! Must be aromatic!

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  12. very yummy n flavorful thokku perfect for any dish..

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  13. Very tempting and delicious tokku.. looks gr8 !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  14. wow no wonder ur H love it.....looks and sound amazing

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  15. Slurp, cant take my eyes from ur click,simply irresistible..

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  16. thokku looks delish and u r right with curd rice it would taste superrrrrr !

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  17. What a delicious thokku.. nicely done!!

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  18. delicious n mouthwatering thokku dear,pls pass the jar to me..

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  19. yummy and lovely tempting thokku.

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  20. Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

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  21. This is another of those irresistibly saliva-inducing dishes - I can smell the roasted fenugreek and chilies - Yum!

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  22. super delicious..I love it fresh and immediate to use!
    Smitha
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  23. Love the tangy, spicy cilantro chutney!

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  24. super and gr8 recipe of thokku .new to me

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