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Coriander~Tomato Chutney

Coriander-Tomato Chutney and Fresh Coriander

We had my dear friends comeover for weekend visit. They brought ThumsUp, lots of laughter and fun stories to share and we on the other hand fed them until they said no more. All and all we both filled up each other to our heart’s content.

What’s good company without good food so I tried some new recipes for them. One is dear Karthi Kannan’s (writes at Kitchenmate and proud mother of cutest toddler ever) coriander chutney. She mentioned in her fabulous food blog, that this chutney is her favorite recipe and got it from her mom. What I liked about her recipe is - no prep work is needed like roasting peanuts or cracking a coconut open as with peanut and coconut chutneys. Also it uses one whole bunch of cilantro. During summer, the sky-high prices of cilantro come to earth level at Boardman. 2 bunches for 1 dollar here at local farmers market. Not bad, right? Perfect recipe to finish off lot of cilantro in one setting, I thought, so prepared the chutney for utappams and it was indeed tasted super. Sometimes cilantro can be overwhelming, but here in this chutney roasted tomato and onion addition, balanced out the intense cilantro flavor, making it pleasant chutney to have.

I followed Karthi’s recipe mostly. First chopped one red onion, 8 dried red chillies and 3 tomatoes to big pieces and roasted them in an iron skillet until they are golden brown and wilted. Meanwhile I washed and chopped a big bunch of fresh cilantro (leaves and branches included), added them to the skillet for few minutes of saute. Took them all in a blender, added a small piece of tamarind and a pinch of sugar and quarter teaspoon of salt - blended them to coarse puree. Removed the chutney to cup and added the tadka (toasted cumin, mustard seeds and urad dal in 1 tsp of oil) to the chutney.

We had the chutney with utappams. My friends who are very much interested in our food blogging wanted to play food stylists. Grated carrots and red radishes for the chutney, was their contribution, which made it look more attractive, I think. Thanks my dear friends for the stylish touch and thanks Karthi for this wonderful recipe.

Coriander-Tomato Chutney with Utappams
Coriander-Tomato Chutney with Utappams

Coriander~Tomato Chutney Ingredients:
1 big bunch of fresh coriander
1 red onion
3 tomatoes
6-8 dried red chillies
1 inch piece of tamarind
A pinch of sugar
Salt to taste or ¼ tsp
For Popu or Tadka:
1 tsp of peanut oil
¼ tsp each - cumin, mustard seeds, urad dal and few curry leaves

Recipe adapted from:
Food blog: Kitchenmate

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Tomato, Kottimera(Cilantro) (Monday July 10, 2006 at 2:01 pm- permalink)

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13 comments for Coriander~Tomato Chutney »

  1. And thank you Indira for adding your personal touch ! The end result mouth watering !

    Comment by Krithika — July 10, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

  2. hey, this was a beautiful blog…me pics chusthunte eppudu eppudu chesukuni thindhama anipisthundhi andhi..simple superb!!

    Comment by sushama — July 10, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

  3. Lovely!Its nice to try fellow bloggers recipe right Indira,The food styling done by your friends are very good too!

    Comment by Sumitha — July 10, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

  4. Thanks for trying it out Indira, glad you liked it. Photos looks classy and the uthappam looks yummy, mouth-watering :) Next time, i am going to try this chutney with tamarind, and combo with uthappam.

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — July 10, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

  5. Hey Indira,

    What a lovely post! Lovely pictures, yummy looking oothapams and the cilantro looks so fresh!
    As always, keep them coming. Me and so many of us at work here are hooked on to your blog ;-)

    And by the way, my mom’s name is also Indira - and the other day when I saw your comment on my blog, I was thinking - How come mom never made this curry she is talking about (with putnaala podi) when I was in India? And then I realized that it was you and not my mom :-)

    Comment by Latha — July 10, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

  6. :), thanks Krithika.

    Sushama: Tappakunda chesi, ela kudirindo cheppali meeru mari.:) Thanks.

    It’s fun to try new recipes from fellow bloggers, I agree. my friends would be delighted to read your comment. thanks Sumitha.:)

    Karthi: Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and we all loved your chutney very much. I have prepared one big bowl and we finished all of it in one setting. Thanks again for a neat chutney recipe.

    Latha: Your colleagues, they like Indian food aha… thanks for spreading the word.:)
    Indira is somewhat a rare name, I am so glad to hear your mom and I share the same name.

    Comment by Indira — July 10, 2006 @ 7:28 pm

  7. gr8t recipe Indira…will try this immediately

    Comment by madhuli — July 11, 2006 @ 12:10 am

  8. It’s fun to watch recipes travelling from one kitchen to the other-seems like you girls had fun :)
    I hope to see your entry for weekend breakfast blogging on saffrontrail

    Comment by nandita — July 11, 2006 @ 3:22 am

  9. Hi Indira,
    Just when you were trying out Karthi’s recipe, I was following yours for the red bell pepper chutney. I made a few additions/changes to it. (Well, only because I had a few ingredients, which were eager to jump in. :) ) It tasted superb. I’ll be blogging about it soon. Will let you know when I do. Btw, your coriander leaves bunch looks very inviting. :)

    Comment by Vaishali — July 11, 2006 @ 6:01 am

  10. Hi Indira,
    I usually make coriander chutney in a similar manner. Yours looks awesome!
    Thank U

    Comment by Menaka — July 11, 2006 @ 10:58 am

  11. Delicious! How else would you use this chutney?

    Comment by beth — July 11, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

  12. I was not able to read your posts ‘coz of being busy at my new job. Your posts look delicious and I am marking them as usual to try.

    Indira replies:
    Mika, so glad to see your comment and congratulation on your new job!
    I’ve missed your posts and comments on Mahanandi.
    Thanks and take care Mika.

    Comment by mika — July 11, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

  13. Hi Indira,
    I have started visiting this website recently…this particular recipe of urs is gr8…i saw it a couple of months back…and i have already prepared it 7-8 times…my husband is from Andhra and he loves this like anything! thanks for the wonderful dish!

    Comment by Bhargavi — May 21, 2007 @ 2:01 am

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