Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney

Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney
Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney

Given how often we have Idli and Dosa for breakfast, it can get quite boring very fast. To alleviate this boredom, I try different chutneys and podis as accompaniment.

The Coconut Coriander Chutney is a simple variation of the traditional Coconut Chutney. Called Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi in Andhra Pradesh and Kothimalli Thengai Thogayal in Tamil Nadu, this chutney gets done in a jiffy and is absolutely delicious.

How to Make Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney

Time: 7-10 Minues

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  1. Grated Coconut – 1/3 Cup
  2. Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1/3 Cup (Packed)
  3. Ginger – 1/4″ piece
  4. Green Chillies – 3 or 4
  5. Roasted and Peeled Peanuts – 6 to 8
    Or
    Roasted Bengal Gram/Gulla Senaga Pappu/Pottu Kadalai/Bhuna Chana – 1 tbsp
  6. Udad Dal – 1/2 tsp
  7. Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  8. Oil – 1 tsp
  9. Curry Leaves – A Few
  10. Salt to Taste

Method

  1. Grind coconut, coriander, ginger, green chillies, roasted peanuts/bhuna chana and salt with a little water to form a thick and creamy paste.
  2. In a ladle, heat the oil.
  3. Add mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  4. Add the udad dal and fry till golden brown.
  5. Add curry leaves and stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  6. Add to the tempering to the coconut-coriander chutney.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Serve Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney with idli, dosa, or dhokla.

Tips

  • We add bhuna dal or peanuts to the Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney to give it a creamy texture. Without these the chutney tends to be grainy because neither coconut nor coriander will ever grind to a smooth creamy paste.
Coriander and Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa - 2
Kothimira-Kobbari Pachadi or Kothimalli-Thengai Pachadi!

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14 thoughts on “Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi | Kothamalli Thengai Thogayal | Coconut Coriander Chutney

    1. Do try it with just a few peanuts.... It changes the texture just a bit to make it more creamy rather than grainy. Too many peanuts and it changes the taste, but then that is another pachadi on offer. :-)

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