Sometimes, we have surplus of coriander leaves. Though we chop and store it in air-tight container and refrigerate it, sometimes it might get rotten. So we can make coriander leaves thogayal or thokku. Coriander leaves Thokku (Kothamalli Thokku) is another travel friendly recipe. For long time travel, we always plan ahead about many things.  One of the important aspect in travel is the food. Many of us are not a great fan of restaurant food. Once a while, we love to have restaurant food, but to have it continuously might affect our digestive system because of many artificial substances being added to food in restaurants. So many of us plan to take some homemade travel safe dishes. 

Coriander leaves thokku is one such wonderful dish which is travel safe dish too. This dish you could make it very quickly and the aroma of the coriander leaves  is extraordinary. We can make this yumy thokku and mix with hot steaming rice along with a spoon of gingelly oil. If you are making this for travel, then add 2 tablespoon of oil as a top layer of the thokku before closing the thokku with a lid.

Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe
Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings4

Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe
Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe

Ingredients:
Tightly packed Coriander Leaves2 Cups*
Tamarind1 gooseberry size
Red Chilli5-6
Hing1/4 teaspoon
Grated Jaggery1 teaspoon
Oil2 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml


Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe
Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe

Method:
  1. Remove the leaves and thin stem of the coriander leaves and measure it and clean it nicely

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil, add tamarind, red chilli and saute it for couple of minutes. Then add the saute red chilli and tamarind in a mixer and grind it nicely

  3. Then add washed coriander leaves and grind it to a smooth paste by adding only little water. 

  4. Heat the remaining oil in the pan again and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add the ground coriander-spice paste along with salt and allow the thokku to oil for 10 minutes in low flame. After 10 minutes, you can see the oil starts oozing out of the thokku and the thokku would have become thick also. Add jaggery now and mix well and remove from flame.

  5. Now Coriander Leaves Thokku (Kothamalli Thokku) is now ready to serve!
  6. Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe
    Coriander Leaves Thokku Recipe | Kothamalli Thokku Recipe

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