Vysya's Delicious Recipes -Dosa Corner


Friday, November 16, 2012

kothimeera karam -kothamalli Thogayal - Coriander Thogayal

Kothimeera karam goes well with idli,dosa, rice and curd rice.This recipe was taught by,our family friend selvi aunty. it is a healthy and tasty thogayal.

   This herb is great for obese people as it helps in the reduction of fats and therefore, aids in weight loss.Cilantro acts as a natural internal deodorant as it contains a large amount of chlorophyll that can detox the body from the inside out. By flushing out toxins from the liver, kidney and digestive tract. Its antioxidant properties help in promoting healthy liver function. Cilantro leaves are a good source of roughage and fibre which help in relieving gastrointestinal problems.Now we learn to make kothimeera karam.


Coriander leaves - 2 cups(tightly packed)
Red chillies - 4.
sesame oil - 3 tsp.
tamarind - small goosebery size.
salt - as required.
oil - to fry.   

To Temper 
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
urad dal - 1 tsp.
hing - 1/4 tsp.


Seperate leaves and tender stems from coriander leaves and wash it thoroughly.


  • Take a kadai, add 1 tsp of oil, saute red chillies and tamarind,  for few seconds , till red chillies turns golden brown and remove it from kadai.
  • In the same kadai, add coriander leaves and saute for few minutes, till the leaves shrinks,as shown in the picture.
  • In a mixie or blender, grind red chillies & tamarind  for few seconds,then  add sauted coriander leaves and salt , grind it with little water.
  • In a kadai add  1 tbsp of sesame oil, add Mustard seeds,when it splutters add  urad dal, then add hing,when dal  turns golden brown add  the  ground Mixture, saute for few Minutes, till it leaves the sides of kadai, and it comes in the form of thokku.
  •  you can use tender stems of coriander leaves, to make this thogayal.
  • In a similar manner you can try mint or ginger thogayal by replacing coriander leaves.
  • It goes well with idli,dosa,rice and curd rice.


Unknown said...

Thank you for the recipe.I have been searching for this

Unknown said...

Thank you for the recipe. Can I use green chillies instead of red chillies.