Green Coriander Chatney (South Indian Style)


1 cup choped coriander leaves

5 to 6 green chillies

1 tbsp garlic

2 tbsp tamarinds paste
salt as per taste

1 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp chana dal

1 tsp urad dal

1 whole red chilli

7 to 8 curry leaves

1 tbsp jaggrey (Optional)


Combine the coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic, tamarind paste, salt and 2 tbsp of water together and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste and keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.

When the seeds crackle, add the chana dal, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame till the dals turns light pink in colour, stirring continuously.

Add the prepared coriander paste and sauté on a slow flame till the oil separates, while stirring continuously.

Add the jaggery and sauté for another 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.

Serve with idlis or dosas.