Monday, September 22, 2008

Coriander Leaves Powder







I gave this recipe a try after reading it here, http://rakskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/09/coriander-thokku.html
I made a few changes…it was really yummy…we enjoyed this powder with hot rice and ghee… Thank you Raks Kitchen for sharing this wonderful recipe…




Ingredients:

Fresh coriander leaves-2 cups
Gram dal or channa dal-2 tablespoons
Dry red chillies-6
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Tamarind-a small berry sized
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Salt-1 teaspoon
Oil-1 teaspoon







Method:

1. Wash and dry the coriander leaves on a towel under the sun or a fan for ten minutes. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the red chillies on a low flame.
2. Add the cumin seeds, gram dal and turmeric powder. Fry them until they turn brown in colour.
3. Add tamarind and fry it for two seconds and turn off the stove.
4. Allow the fried ingredients to cool and grind them into a coarse powder after adding the salt.
5. Now add the coriander leaves and grind it into a coarse powder. Serve it with hot rice and ghee or with dosa or idly…

Note: If we store in a dry jar, it keeps two weeks…

11 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks good and nice substitute for urad dal and asafetida Vijaya!
In fact in my mother's side they do with both urad and channa dal...the one I posted was my MIL's version:)
Thanks for trying out!

Daily Meals said...

Thank you for sharing this Raks Kitchen! We really enjoyed it...

Bhawna said...

I never heard be4 abt this powder, nice recipe and i'm sure nice aroma of coriander leaves when we grind it. Can we make it with mint leaves too??

Seena said...

Vijaya, just now I bookmarked the same! looks tempting.. :)

Daily Meals said...

Yes Bhawna! We can make it with mint leaves...curry leaves...

Hi Seena! Happy to see your comment...:D

Uma said...

yeah, this is the yummiest powder. Looks good.

Priti said...

Looks nice...I feel like eatin thsi too

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Uma! You are true...

Hi Priti! It's simple to make...Please give it a try...

vandana rajesh said...

This sure looks nice.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,

I too use urad dal and pepper to this thokku, your version looks so nice. Thanks

Daily Meals said...

Hi Vandana:) Thank you...

Hi Menu Today! Please post your version too...