Kothamalli Thokku

Kothamalli (Tamil) or Cilantro is low in cholesterol and a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It also aids in digestion.

I just love the aroma of cilantro and include it in every possible dish I cook. That really adds great flavour to any food and gives a fresh look. It is a brilliant garnishing ingredient. Not only for garnishing, it can be also used as a main ingredient to cook a variety of dishes. You can make pickles, chutnies or even a wonderful pulav.

This thokku is a great accompaniment for idly/dosa varieties and you can even mix it with hot rice for a kwik fix meal.


Cleaned and chopped cilantro - 2 cups
Red Chillies - 10
Tamarind Paste - 1 tsp or lemon sized ball
Gingelly oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Mustard - 1 tsp


1. Grind the cilantro, red chillies and tamarind
2. Heat the oil, season with mustard and asafoetida, add the ground paste
3. Mix the salt and cook till oil separates.

Sending this to SWC - Cooking With Greens event hosted by Soumya.


sowmya said...

wow..thokku is really tempting!!thanks for sending it for the event!!

Pooja said...

Perfect spicy chutney for idli/dosa!

Nithya Praveen said...

Perfect one...i love this one with steaming hot rice and a spoon of ghee....yummy.nice recipe:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Simple and a quick to make dish here!!! sounds so comforting and tasty too!!!