Kothamalli Podi ~ Toppings on Dosa

Kothamalli Podi

Kothamalli Podi or Kothimeera podi is a spice powder made with fresh coriander leaves and whole spices. This can be served on the side or sprinkled on dosa top.

I actually needed this spicy kick to get back blogging here after a while. The break was unexpected and something out of my hands. There have been days when I didn’t even check on my emails and sites as well. Though religious I would check it for 5 mins in the morning, after which the events would simply take over and play havoc.

Well as I had mentioned we had the worse water scarcity and during some days, it became worse when there was not even a drop of water anywhere. Luckily in the beginning when this hit us hard, kids were at home for vacation. Then it became unimaginable. Anyway we had the worse behind us, and somehow we have some solution now.

Those were also the times, when one becomes very philosophical and thinks ‘this too shall pass!’ How cliched you think? Well we have passed it. During that period, bare minimum cooking was done, with bare minimum use of vessels, and we can proudly say we didn’t order out.

Cooking for the blogs on themes was not even anywhere my thoughts, though I knew I missed making some of my favorite themes I wanted to try last month. I will get to it sometime.

I am not still prepared for this month, with our BM#100 meet on us in two weeks time. Our major time was spent planning and planning different things for the big meet. We have so many of our NRI friends flying down for the meet. Will update soon with pictures. And all of us keep yapping away over whatsapp nonstop.

Coming to the post for the day, we are starting the July Edition BM#102, with Week 1 on Dips and some Spreads. I will be sharing a delicious podi made with fresh coriander leaves and yes this was prepared a while ago when coriander leaves were plenty!

This is a special Dosa Variety that had this podi and Putnala Podi sprinkled and cooked. We have been making this dosa and this combination frequently off late as we have come to love it! If you love spice Podis, check what else is there.

Kothamalli PodiStep By Step Pictures for spreading the podi on top

Kothamalli Podi 1

Kothamalli Podi ~ Toppings on Dosa

Ingredients Needed:

2 cups Coriander Leaves
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
2 tbsp Chana dal
2 tsp Urad Dal
5 to 6 Dry Red Chilies
Salt to taste
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 inch Tamarind

Wash and dry the coriander leaves.
Heat a nonstick pan and dry roast all the whole spices tossing around for 5 to 7 mins, towards the end add the dried coriander leaves and tamarind. Saute well and remove to a plate.
Allow to cool and then powder it coarsely.

This can be served as a dip for Idli, Dosas or as a spread as well.
This podi has a good shelf life and can be stocked for at least a couple of months when refrigerated.

Coriander Spice Powder

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Komallai Podi ~ Toppings on Dosa
Kothamalli Podi or Kothimeera podi is a spice powder made with fresh coriander leaves and whole spices. This can be served on the side or sprinkled on dosa top.
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Cuisine South Indian
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Occasion Everyday Meal
Dish Type Condiments
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Ingredients
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
Dish Type Condiments
Servings
Ingredients
Kothamalli Podi
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Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the coriander leaves.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan and dry roast all the whole spices tossing around for 5 to 7 mins, towards the end add the dried coriander leaves and tamarind. Saute well and remove to a plate.
  3. Allow to cool and then powder it coarsely.
Recipe Notes

This can be served as a dip for Idli, Dosas or as a spread as well.

This podi has a good shelf life and can be stocked for at least a couple of months when refrigerated.

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3 comments

  1. In the recent years, I don’t check my blog related email or even my blog for that matter when I am not blogging. 🙂 The topping podi for dosa sounds flavorful, will try it out sometime.

  2. I have made podi with curry leaves but this is a wonderful idea to use coriander leaves. It would be so flavourful. Glad you crossed the water problem. Water scarcity is one of the most dreaded problems of all.

  3. Ihave been suffering the same blog neglect also so I can relate. Thanks to you I am able to kickstart my blog back tolife. Getting to the recipe, it looks like such a delicious podi to add to anything.

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