Monday, August 6, 2007

Coriander Pickle / Kothimera Pachadi


Fresh Coriander --- 3 bunches

Red chilly powder

For Seasoning:

Oil --- 10 Spoons
Whole red chilies --- 4
Mustard seeds --- 3/4th spoon


Pluck the coriander leaves.

Clean the leaves and keep them in a colander to drain the water.

Dry the leaves on a piece of paper to absorb the water. (This step is essential to preserve the pickle for a long time) (If you are preparing small quantity for 2 days like that you can skip this step)
In the meanwhile, clean the tamarind without any seeds and stings.
Clean the tamarind with water.
Heat the tamarind by adding a little water.
Let it cool.
By adding a little water into the tamarind … take a thick juice from it.
In a blender jar add the coriander leaves, tamarind juice and salt.

Grind them to a paste.
Heat oil in a pan.
Toast whole red chilies and mustard seeds.
Add the ground paste.

Add red chilly powder to the paste.
Stir it continuously with small breaks.
In the meanwhile, taste the paste and adjust it accordingly.
All the paste comes together.

Turn off the flame and transfer the pickle to a serving bowl.

Take it with rice and ghee.
Definitely you will like it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sailaja,

    I like your blog it has very interesting recipies.. do come up with some vegetable biriyani recipies..
    I found another version of doin coriander pickle.. have a look...



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