Kothamalli Thokku / Cilantro Pickle – Grandma’s Style

Kothamalli Thokku / Cilantro Pickle – Grandma’s Style

Kothamalli Thokku:(Tamizhar Style)

Cilanthro Pickle. Coriander Pickle. Malli Thokku. Dhaniya Patta – Achaar. Kothamir Pachadi. Kothamalli Oorughai. Kothamir Achar.


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 Powdered:

Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons
Fenugreek seeds 2 teaspoons

For Tempering:

Sesame oil
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1/2 spoon


Discard the roots and wash the coriander. Lay them over kitchen tissues, until moisture is absorbed. And chop them along with its strong stems, maybe 1 inch size.

Shadow dry them over kitchen tissues again.

In a large non-stick wok, heat oil. Add tempering items. Let them pop and splutter well. Add tamarind milk, salt, turmeric and chili powders. Cook without lid over high heat. Once it thickens, add the fenugreek seeds powder plus mustard seeds powder. Followed by cilantro leaves. Cook briefly and remove from heat.

Store them in ceramic or glass jars. Serve a teaspoon full of pickle along with curd rice. Enjoy:)


23 Responses so far.

  1. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Wow! Normally make chutney with coriander change. Pickle will be wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. divya says:

    wow!luks very tempting and colorful dear…

  3. really tempting,wounderfull recipe…yummy!

  4. Nice one…..do collect ur award from my blog….

  5. Madhuri says:

    looks delicious… love to have it with hot idlis

  6. Suman Singh says:

    cilantro pickle sounds new to me…normally we make chutney with cilantro leaves..that looks yummie!

  7. Satya says:

    looks yummy m very very very tempting :)

  8. Looks lovely dear. Could never imagine making a pickle out of cilantro.

  9. Rachana says:

    Grandma’s recipes are always great! Looks delicious!
    I wonder if it has good shelf life.

  10. Malar Gandhi says:

    Oh yeah, Rachana…it stay fresh over the counter top for at least two weeks, if proper care is given. Or one’ could store them in the refrigerator.:)

  11. Pavithra says:

    Wow yummy looking thokku .. I have bookmarked malar.. I have so many in my to do list from your space …

  12. Woww… tempting and delicious pickle.. loved it.. :)

  13. Swathi says:

    Kothamalli thokku looks really good. I have bookmarked.

  14. Priya says:

    Delicious cilantro pickle Malar, looks tangy and yummy..

  15. Trendsetters says:

    great looking spicy recipe…love to try it

  16. That thokku looks great. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. chakhlere says:

    This is a really new recipe. Looks really spicy and yummy.

  18. meeso says:

    Wowie! Being a cilantro lover, I am drawn to this! Gotta try it :)

  19. Priti says:

    Looks yum ….loved it

Leave a Reply


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: