Friday, February 3, 2012

Coriander And Ginger Thokku

          When I leave for vacation to India and the husband stays back, I make couple of thokkus, to make things a little easy for him while I am gone. Even, otherwise I like to have some kind of thokku in the refrigerator, be it the tomato thokku or this coriander thokku, serves as a spread on bread, rotis or can be mixed with rice. My daughter loves them, she can have them with almost anything. Adding ginger to coriander makes it even better..

Need To Have
  • Washed And Chopped Coriander - 2 cups
  • Chopped Ginger - 1/4 cup
  • Dried Red Chillis - 4
  • Tamarind - lemon size ball
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek Seed Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jaggery - 1 teaspoon


          Soak the tamarind in warm water to make it soft. Grind together the coriander leaves, ginger, soaked tamarind and red chillies with salt.

          Heat oil, add the mustard seeds, once it stops spluttering, add the ground paste, jaggery, keep cooking till the oil leaves the sides and it comes to a jam consistency. Now, add the fenugreek seed powder, mix well for another 5 mins, remove, cool it and store it.

 Sending it to Priya's Now Serving for the The Big Chutney Chow Down event.

My red chillies are very hot, use more if needed.
If you add more oil, it can stay outside for a longer time, usually in the store bought ones, you'll see the oil floating on the top. I don't use so much oil, so I keep it in the fridge.
I forgot about the jaggery, only after reading a comment, I remembered it.

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  1. Very flavorful thokku..must have been tasty!!

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  2. Looks absolutely irresistible, dear - Thank you so much for linking this yummy thokku to my event - you can send multiple chiutneys so go for it :)

  3. This is yummy hema :).. i generally do it as thogayal minus ginger.. i will do thokku..have of cilantro!

  4. I dont add ginger in thokku. A different way..Should try

  5. so wonderful and delicious thokku !!

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  6. i love thokku's too, they go so well with curd rice. this looks fab

  7. They look delicious..Bookmarked


  8. Looks fantastic! I'm not a huge fan of the regular coriander chutney, but love it with lots of ginger and some jaggery :)

  9. delicious luking chutney....superb

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  11. Love this thokku....I have a recipe in my blog too.

  12. Thokku looks amazing ..Fantastic to have them with some rice