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Coriander Seeds Chutney / Dhaniya Chutney / Kothamalli Vithai Chutney

Coriander seeds chutney is a tasty and flavorful chutney prepared using coriander seeds along with onion, garlic, ginger etc. The ingredients are sauteed separately and ground into fine paste is further cooked in a low flame till the oil separates to gives a delicious finger licking taste. This goes perfect with hot Idlis and dosa. And also, this can be served with curd rice.

Ingredients :

2 Onions, Chopped 
2 Tbsp Coriander seeds 
5 - 6 Dry red chillies
1/2 inch Ginger piece
5 Garlic pods, peeled
Small piece of Tamarind 
Salt to taste
2 Tsp Oil  + 2Tbsp Gingelly oil 

For seasoning :

1 Tsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Urad dal 
A pinch of Hing

Method :

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add the chopped onions followed by ginger, garlic pods and tamarind piece.

Saute till the color of onions changes to light brown.

Remove from the pan and keep aside.

Add 1 tsp oil in the same pan and add coriander seeds followed by dry red chillies.

Fry it for a minute and remove from the flame.

Add it to the onion mixture and grind into fine paste by adding the required amount of salt and water.

Heat 2 Tbsp gingelly oil in a same pan and add the ground paste.

Cook it in a lower flame till the oil separates from the chutney

Meanwhile, heat 1 Tsp oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal and hing powder.

Add the thalimpu to the chutney and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with hot Idly or Dosa.


  1. never tot of a chutney with coriander seeds...nice clicks

  2. The coriander seed chutney sounds so flavorful !


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