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Coriander Thokku, Kothamalli Thokku Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


Recipe for coriander thokku. Sweet and tangy kothamalli thokku Tamilnadu style. Perfect accompaniment for chapati and dosa. I even spread it on toast.



To Grind

  • 250 grams coriander leaves
  • golf ball size tamarind
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 15 dried red chillies (preferably gundu variety)
  • 1 tablespoon salt

To Temper

  • 1/4 cup sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)


  1. Clean and wash the coriander leaves and set aside. Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp. Set aside.
  2. Grind all the ingredients listed under “to grind” to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat sesame oil (Indian gingely oil) in a pan until hot. Add in the mustard seeds and the asafoetida. Add in the ground paste.
  4. Add in the ground paste and keep stirring until the paste thickens and resembles Halwa consistency.
  5. Store in fridge.
  • Category: chutney
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu