South Indian Cookbook

Cilantro Chutney
or Coriander Chutney

Coriander Chutney or Cilantro Chutney is similar to Mint Chutney. With many of the South Indian meals, it is common to find a green chutney as an accompaniment. Try this recipe or the mint chutney with masala Dosa or Samosas.

1 cup coriander leaves
1 tablespoon oil or Ghee
3 small green chilies, minced
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1/4 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Directions: Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the green chilies and ginger for about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and add garlic paste. Remove from the heat and add coriander leaves and mix completely. Place the mixture together with, salt and sugar in a food processor or grinder and mix until well blended.

You should be able to find the ingredients locally, or if you prefer, shop online for prepared cilantro chutney.

Note: Cilantro or Coriandrum sativum goes by different names. In India, it is called Coriander Leaves, in the Far East, they call it Chinese Parsley or Yuen Sai. As you probably know, the seeds also make a wonderful sea
soning for curry sauces and pastries.