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Kothamalli Thogayal
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Kothamalli Thogayal Recipe | Coriander Leaves Thogayal

Kothamalli Thogayal (Coriander Leaves Thogayal) is a spicy and flavorful chutney which can be used as a main dish by mixing it directly with a hot rice (to make Kothamalli Sadham). This is a perfect kids lunch box recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Thogayal
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Mixer Grinder


  • 4 cups Coriander Leaves 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 3 tbsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 3 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 Red Chili
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • ¼ cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 gooseberry size Tamarind
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Wash the coriander leaves thoroughly to get rid off sand or other dust particles. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and set it aside
  • Heat a pan and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the channa dal and urid dal and fry them in oil till they turn light golden brown color
  • Then add the red chillies , hing, tamarind and grated coconut and fry them all for a minute. We can also use tamarind paste instead of raw tamarind
  • Switch off the flame and add the washed and chopped coriander leaves and saute them in the heat of the pan for couple of minutes
  • Allow the fried ingredients to cool off completely before grinding
  • Once the ingredients are cooled off, add all these ingredients to the mixer jar. Add salt and grind all these ingredients to a coarse paste. Mostly we don’t need to add any water, but if you feel the ingredients are not getting crushed up, you can sprinkle some water and grind it to a coarse paste
  • Take the ground thogayal in a bowl. You can mix the thogayal with rice and enjoy the thogayal. If you wish to make it for lunch box, then season the thogayal with mustard seeds, urid dal and cashews and then mix with rice
  • The delicious Kothamalli Thogayal is now ready to serve!



  1. You can store it in refrigerator and use it for few days
  2. Do not over cook the coriander leaves.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 3.3mg