Vara Kothamalli Thuvaiyal

Vara kothamalli is nothing but Coriander seeds and is also known by the names Dhania, kothamir.The health benefits of coriander seeds are hard to ignore.

Coriander seeds are used on a regular basis in the Indian cuisine.Curries,gravies,spice mixes are the predominated dishes that make use of coriander seeds.

Here is a simple chutney prepared with coriander seeds.It is very helpful when taken with hot steamed rice when you are feeling anorexic or have a bloated sensation.

I used:

Coriander seeds-1 small cup
Ginger-1' Piece
Garlic-3 pods,chopped
Curry leaves -a small bunch
Mint leaves-a few sprigs
Red chillies-3
Tamarind- a small lemon sized ball[prepare a thick extact of the tamarind]
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon.

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds till light brown and fragrant.Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and put in all the ingredients except tamarind and salt.
  3. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  4. Let it cool and grind using the tamarind extract to a thick paste.If it is too tangy use water to grind.
Serve with piping hot steamed rice.


This chutney is for the Think spice-Think tamarind event held in my blog..

Bon Appetit...

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