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Sep 30, 2008

Cilantro Pickle (Kottimeera Pachadi)

కొత్తిమీర పచ్చడి

This is the most delicious pickle I ever had. Cilantro pickle not only tastes great but also smells great. Hubby dear made this on Saturday for lunch. Just look at the color! I am a great fan of the green color.


  • A bunch of Cilantro

  • ¼ cup Coriander Seeds (ధనియాలు)

  • 3 or 4 Green Chilies

  • ¼ tsp Turmeric

  • 1 tsp Black Gram (Urad Dal) (మినప్పప్పు)

  • ½ tsp Tamarind Paste

  • 2 tsp Oil

  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (జీలకర్ర)

  • 2 Red Chilies

  • ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds (మెంతులు)

  • A pinch of Asafetida (ఇంగువ)

  • Salt

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds + coriander seeds + fenugreek seeds + black gram dal and fry until those turn golden brown. Then transfer those to a plate and keep aside.

  • In the same pan heat the rest of the oil and add the cilantro leaves. Fry until the leaves loose the shape and texture. At the final stage, add the green and red chilies along with the turmeric and asafetida and stir well. Then transfer the contents to a different plate and leave aside to cool.

  • When all the contents are cool, grind those into a fine paste by adding the tamarind paste and the salt. Add little water if required. The pickle should be thick in consistency. Adjust salt and spice level according to your taste.

  • Enjoy this yummy cilantro pickle with hot rice and ghee.

I am sending this pickle to two events:


Unknown said... [Reply]

Its a Multi purpose pickle.. Nice & Excellant click Uma...thxs for sharing..

Unknown said... [Reply]

we call it kothamalli thuvayal..my hubby's favo..i make similarly,thhough I dont add the coriander seeds..looks yumm

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

we call this as thokku..looks tasty..
Nice presentation(Ingredients table & first pic)

Meera said... [Reply]

Lovely pickle. Loved the presentation as well.

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

It looks really lis smacking and mind blowing presentation. Thank you for adding me on ur blog roll, even I ve added u on mine

Finla said... [Reply]

I have never has a pickle like this, but would love to taste these

ST said... [Reply]

Its my families favorite...Fabulous and fantastic presentation....

Usha said... [Reply]

I love cilantro in all forms this pachadi looks delicious :)

Sujatha said... [Reply]

Cilantro smells and tastes gorgeous! Your pickle looks inviting, Uma.. A new recipe to me.. thanks for sharing :)

Jaya M said... [Reply]

I checked the event , but it has specifically called for vegetarian dishes , Mine has eggs in Pudding .LOL....

cilantro pickle looks great Uma,
Will try it out someday .
hugs and smiles

Unknown said... [Reply]

Perfect entry for the event Uma..I make this often for breakfast

bee said... [Reply]

my mom used to make this, but i had lost her recipe. thank you.

Cham said... [Reply]

As Lavi said, we call thokku! Lovely presentation and Ur hubby gonna have lots of fun soon for his recipes :)

kamala said... [Reply]

We call this as kothamalli thuvayal..I love to have with curd rice UMa..Like ur presentation.

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

lovely recipe! we call it thovayal or thokku! I liked the telugu touchto the recipe uma...keep it up!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

The pics are amazing. Never heard about this pickle but it looks absolute treat and yummy. As sangeeth and lavi said we call it as thoghayal.

anudivya said... [Reply]

Very nice Uma... the green just would lift the whole plate off!

Srivalli said... [Reply]

Thats so green and lovely uma...

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


Cilantro pickle looks delicious, can also use as a paste to mix w/rice and eat.

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Delicious pickle. I love any pickle.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

that looks truly delicious uma

Unknown said... [Reply]

this is new to me Uma,I have bookmarked it as it sounds great.

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Yummy...nice pickle Uma!

Indranee Batabyal said... [Reply]

It's surely going to be delicious and a great appetizer...great entry Uma, and wish you a happy Navratri and Durga Puja!

Unknown said... [Reply]

ha ha haa uma today imade pongali for naivedyam your kottimera pachadi is a very good combo for that can you send some he hee nice color my mouth is full of watermmm

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

That is a yummy pickle Uma. My sis always makes one big jar of it for me :)

Swati Raman Garg said... [Reply]

heyyy uma... how have you been doing... i realised i didnt leave a comment for a long time... i must b punished for that ... how r u doing... hows chaitrika... aw her latest drawings just now.... :) i love dhaniya chutney.... :)

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Oh that looks so good Uma and can imagine how fragrant it must've been. Just perfect with some curd rice.

Pavani said... [Reply]

lovely pickle uma,its my favoruti one..

Suganya said... [Reply]

Hi Uma..
This sounds so good. Healthy too. Loved the deep green color of the pickle...

karuna said... [Reply]

i loved the last bit, when u said have it with rice and ghee....yummmyyy.

Medhaa said... [Reply]

very interesting, never had this before. Love the color.

Bhawana said... [Reply]

Good Uma. Thats great :). made a note of it :).

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

what a green click..suberp...it make the chutney but never tried pickle..sounds interesting...btw karakulambu is entirly different from sambhar..i did not get tht milagu powder so instead of that bharathy suggested to add sambhar powder...

Dori said... [Reply]

Sounds so good, as I love anything with the predominant flavor of cilantro!

Hetal said... [Reply]

I love cilantro and this pickle is soo mouth wwatering,looks delicious..

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

I think I have not tried cilantro pickle in this method. It sounds and looks very delicious.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Must try entry, this pickle looks awesome, very tasty!!!

Richa said... [Reply]

lovely pickle, am drooling here :)

Sia said... [Reply]

never made coriander pickle this way. sauteeing it sounds very interesting.

Priyanka said... [Reply]

That sure is one tongue licking spicy pickle.

Ramya Bala said... [Reply]

hey this one I luv it Uma,we call it as thogayal...very good entry

Rosie said... [Reply]

This pickle looks mouth-watering good Uma!! Brilliant entry :)

Rosie x

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Lovely Uma...hadnt heard of cilantro pickle!

jayasree said... [Reply]

I too make a similar one with slight change in ingredients and we call it thogayal. Very tasty one.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Green is such an appetizing color, and this chutney looks superb. Your husband sure sounds like an enthusiastic cook!

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