Malli Kuzhambu | Coriander Seeds Kuzhambu Recipe
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Malli Kuzhambu Recipe | Dhanyiya Kuzhambu | Coriander Seeds Kuzhambu Recipe

Coriander Seeds are an integral ingredient in most of the Kuzhambu / Sambar / Rasam varieties. This Malli Kuzhambu made with Coriander seeds (Dhaniya) as a key ingredient has a dominant and rich flavor of coriander seeds and tastes yummy when served with hot white rice and a spoon of Gingelly oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Kuzhambu
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam



  • 1 Lemon Size Tamarind 1 tablespoon of tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Salt adjust to your taste
  • a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)

For Grinding

  • ΒΌ Cup Coriander seeds 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 6 Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 tsp Oil

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Few Curry leaves


Soaking Tamarind

  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice

Preparing Grinding Ingredients

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add coriander seeds, peppercorns and red chili and fry till the coriander seeds become slight brown and wonderful aroma of corinder seeds comes out

Grinding Process

  • Take the fried ingredients to the mixer jar and grind it to smooth paste

Tempering Process

  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Add curry leaves and give a mix.
  • To the pan, now add the tamarind juice along with salt and asfoetida. Let the tamarind juice boil in medium flame for about 5 mins to get rid off the raw smell of the tamarind
  • Next, we need to add the ground Dhaniya-spice paste and give a good mix. Allow the kuzhambu to boil for about 5-7mins in medium flame
  • Dhaniya kuzhambu will become little thick in consistency. We can fry sundakkai vathal in ghee and add it or we can add cooked ladysfinger or drumstick too.
  • Serve the delicious Dhaniya Kuzhambu with hot steaming rice along with a teaspoon of sesame oil and enjoy the kuzhambu!


  1. We can add vegetables like ladies finger, drumstick, shallots (baby onions) or plain fried Sundakkai Vathal to make this kuzhambu much richer


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g