Cilantro and Pistachios Pesto – Boredom Breaker!

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Home-Made Pesto Sauce: Eating a block of cheese right away from the fridge used to be a bliss of spinster-hood (Am not under any surveillance, duh) !! Not being obligated to feed anyone but myself made it a very easy choice to settle down with whatever lies in the pantry or have it delivered! When [...]

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Cilantro Chutney / Coriander Leaves Chutney / Kothamalli Chutney

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Malli Chutney: Ingredients: Coconut 1/2 shell Cilantro leaves 1 bunch Green chilies 1-3 Salt Ginger 1″ Oil for tempering Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon Asafoetida 1/4 spoon Urad dal 1 spoon Curry leaves few. Method: Heat oil in a pan, toast the chilies, ginger, coconut and cilantro leaves briefly. And wet-grind the [...]

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Kothamalli Thokku / Cilantro Pickle – Grandma’s Style

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Kothamalli Thokku:(Tamizhar Style) Cilanthro Pickle. Coriander Pickle. Malli Thokku. Dhaniya Patta – Achaar. Kothamir Pachadi. Kothamalli Oorughai. Kothamir Achar. Ingredients: Fresh Coriander bunch (roots removed, washed and chopped along with strong stems)- 250 grams Thick Tamarind paste 1 teaspoon Sea Salt/Rock Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 spoons Chili powder 1 spoon To be Dry Roasted and [...]

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Jal Jeera Paani – Refreshing Summer Drink

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Why I like this Jaljira Paani? It has no heart breaking’ calories from Sugar, yes… its salted.:) Already many are aware of health benefits of Mint, Cilantro and Ginger, so why to lecture again…let me simply conclude like this, its very refreshing for this humid-sunny weather. Ingredients: Mint 1 fistfulCilantro leaves 1 fistfulGinger 1″ gratedLemon [...]

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Sesame & Cilantro Fritters

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Til aur Kothamir Vadi:(Maharastrian Style) Ellu-Kothamalli Vadai. Til ka Vade. Corinader leaves Vada. Ingredients: Oil for deep fryingChana dal/chick peas 1 cupBlack sesame seeds 1 fistfulPeanuts/cashew nuts 1 fistfulCilantro 1 bunch choppedJaggery 1 spoonTamarind pulp 1-2 spoonsOnions finely choppedGreen chilies finely choppedSaltCurry leavesGinger 2″ gratedGarlic paste 1/2 spoonDry red chili flakesFennel seeds – powdered 1 [...]

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Kothamalli Meen Kuzhambu

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Malli Meen Kuzhambu: Dhaniya Machi ki Salan. Country style Chappalu Pulusu. Kothamalli Meen Kuzhambu. When I was in Hostel,(I was always in hostel…thats a different story’)…the Chennai one! My wall mate (next room neighbour & yeah I coined the name ‘wall mate’, he he) Rubanya from Theni(Tamil Nadu)taught me this dish. I tried this curry [...]

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Cilantro Chutney

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Cilantro Chutney:(Version 2) Coriander Leaves Chutney. Kothamalli Chutney. Malli Chutney. Dhaniya Patha Ki Chutney. Kothamir Chatni. Coconut Free Cilantro Chutney. Ingredients: Cilanto leaves alone 1 cupGreen chilies 2-3Lemon juice 1/2 fruitSalt For Sesonning: Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonUrad dal 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewSesame oil few spoons. Method: Wet grind all the [...]

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Cilantro Chicken Biriyani

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Cilantro Chicken Pulav: Kozhi Malli Saadham. Kothamalli-Kozhi Saadham. Kothamir-Kodi Annam. Coriander Biriyani. Coriander Chicken Biriyani. Ingredients:Short grained rice 1 cup (seeraga samba)/ basmathi(long grained)Chicken 4 pieces (breasts and thighs)Coriander leaves alone without stem 4 -6 cupsGhee/butter 1 cupGreen chilies 6 (made into paste)Ginger 3 inches (made into paste)Garlic 5-6 cloves (made into paste)Onion 1 choppedTomato [...]

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Cilantro Cream Soup / Coriander Soup

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Cilantro Soup: Coriander Leaves Soup. Cilantro Cream Soup. Creamy Coriander Soup. Kothamalli Soup. Kothamir Soup. Malli Soup. Dhaniya Patha Ka Soup. Ingredients: Cilantro 1 bunchVegetable broth 1 cupHalf n Half(tetra pack milk)4 cupsCorn starch 2-4 spoonsButter 1 cubeWhite pepper – as per tasteSalt – as per taste. Method: Wash and clean cilantro leaves. Chop them [...]

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Kothamalli pulav

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Coriander Rice: Kothamalli Biriyani. Malli Saadham. Kothamalli Saadham. Kothamir Annam. Dhaniya Patha Ki Chaawal. Ingredients:Short grained rice 1 cup (seeraga samba)Coriander leaves alone without stem 4 -6 cupsGhee/butter 1 cupGreen chilies 6 (made into paste)Ginger 3 inches (made into paste)Garlic 5-6 cloves (made into paste)Onion 1 choppedTomato 1 choppedSaltCinnamon sticks 2Cloves 3Bay leaves 2-3 Method:1. [...]

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