coriander chutney

I Love Coriander leaves. Anything to do with it. Whenever we go to hotel I get all of my family share to me. Both of my kids and my husband don't like Coriander Chutney. They are ok with Rice or part of gravy which till today I cannot understand. So Whenever I go back to my mum's place she does this chutney. I normally have chutney without Coconut and with Curry leaves together as it can last for longer as I will be the only one who will be consuming it. But suddenly I had craving for Coriander Chutney which you get it in hotels. Finally I gave in ..(Of course I was hoping for change in taste buds for my kids). In the end as usual only I had it. It goes well with Idly / Dosa

  • Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Green chilly – 2-3 nos
  • Dalia/ fried gram dal / pottukadalai – 1 tsp 
  • Coriander leaves – 1/4 bunch
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Garlic cloves – 2 nos
  • Lime juice – As needed (optional – Add lime juice if chutney is spicy – i dint add)
  • Salt & water – As reqd.
To temper:
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no (pinched into two)
  • Curry leaves – A few


  1. Take all the ingredients given above and grind it to a smooth paste by adding sufficient water.
  2. In a kadai, temper all the items given under "to temper". Add to chutney.

If you don't like the raw smell of Garlic just fry for 2 mins with 1/2 teaspoon of oil and add to rest of the ingredients to grind as chutney