Kothimira-Kobbari Pachadi – Coriander-Coconut Chutney

When the ingredient for JFI- January (Coconut) was announced, I knew which recipe I was going to blog. One of the most treasured fruits of the Gods is the coconut so revered to us, Hindus, symbolizing divine consciousness and forms an integral part of Hindu religious ceremonies, from birth to death. The humble, tender loving, versatile coconut is our offering to the Gods, its white flesh eaten as “prasadam” and is the super food to us, South Indians.

Coconut - Kobbari kaya
Kobbarikaaya, Coconut

There are innumerable traditional recipes prepared with it and by far the most simple and classic recipe is kobbari pachadi or coconut chutney in all its variations. There are certain pachadis or chutneys that are so simple, which can be prepared at a moment’s notice and yet taste divine. Coriander coconut chutney, is one such classic example of an irresistable chutney that is easy to prepare, nutritious and flavorful. A treasured recipe like kothimira kobbari pachadi can give even the most exotic culinary creations a run for its money.

Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi - Coriander-Coconut Chutney
kothimira kobbari pachadi

Coriander coconut chutney, is a variation to the traditional coconut chutney, that has a sweet-nutty flavor due to the coconut, coriander and peanuts and the green chillis balances the flavors by giving it a hint of spice. All you need to do is saute the greens and chillis, grind them along with fresh coconut and roasted peanuts and infuse with a seasoning of mustard seeds and fresh curry leaves giving it a fragrant touch.

Kothimira Kobbari Pachadi Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 15-20 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra



1 cup of freshly grated coconut (you can also cut the coconut into thin slices)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 small bunch fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped into pieces

10-12 mint leaves (pudina)

3-4 green chillies (increase or decrease to suit your spice level)

1/4 cup roasted peanuts (de-skinned)

1/2-3/4 cup water

salt to taste

1 tsp oil

For tempering:

1 tsp mustard seeds

8-10 fresh curry leaves

1/2 tsp oil

1 Heat a tsp of oil in a small pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the green chillis and washed coriander leaves and stir fry for 2-3 mts till you get a nice aroma. Add the mint leaves and toss them about for a few seconds. Remove from heat and cool.

2 Grind the grated coconut, sautéed green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and roasted peanuts along with salt, to a paste by adding about half a cup of water. A stone mortar is recommended to crush them but you can use a blender too.

3 Serve with dosas, idlis or vadas.

Dosa, kobbari kothimira pachadi, pandumiripakaaya pachadi
dosa served with pandumirapakaaya pachadi and kothimira kobbari pachadi


You can replace peanuts with putanala pappu (roasted gram dal).

My entry to Ashwini’s JFI-Coconut.

Kothimira-Kobbari Pachadi – Coriander-Coconut Chutney

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Main Ingredients:

  1. coriander leaves
  2. coconut



When the ingredient for JFI- January (Coconut) was announced, I knew which recipe I was going to blog. One of the most treasured fruits of the Gods is the coconut so revered to us,...


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28 Responses

  1. viji says:

    Nice presentation Sailu. Viji

  2. gattina says:

    Sailu, your photography and recipes always take my breath away!!! I got to try this out… too beautiful, I just can’t miss!

  3. usha says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Wonderful and healthy chutney. Good entry for JFI. Presentation is too good.

  4. Ruth says:

    Sailu, the photos are so beautiful and the dishes sound so delicious – I can’t wait to try them.

    Thanks for sharing and I wish you a fabulous 2007

  5. Ashwini says:

    Sailu you have recreated restaurant magic with that photograph! Thanks so much for participating in JFI. And a very Happy new year

  6. Pavani says:

    Hi Sailu, Green coconut chutney looks amazing. Do you peel off the brown layer (pechu) from the coconut? Your chutney looks lighter than mine. :-) Thank you for a wonderful recipe. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year.

  7. jayakarthik says:


    happy new year wishes to u and to ur family members.

    try adding ginger to the above chutney i’m sure u will love that too (just an inch of ginger)
    my favorite is always coconut chutney with idly and dosa ahhhh……. drooling 😀

  8. Coffee says:

    What a lovely presentation Shailaja :) And thanks so much for the lovely words on my blog. :) I am going to blog roll you . :) hope you dont mind :)

  9. Coffee says:

    oopes….. I just realised…. too many smilies over here too 😛

  10. Vaishali says:

    Hi Sailu,
    This one is a classic, isn’t it? Btw, I never added mint leaves. This goes on to show that the same recipe can have apparently small yet significant variations in different places/households. Will try it for sure next time.

  11. Asha says:

    Great recipe Sailu.I do make Mint coconut chutney and tastes delicious indeed.I am glad you are blogging more now.Thanks and happy 2007!:)

  12. Surya says:

    Hi Sailu,
    Wish you a very happy new year!!The chutney looks so delicious.Nice entry for JFI.

  13. gattina says:

    Hi Sailu,
    It’s me again 😀 Before I can try this gorgeous coconut chutney (as not many stores here sell fresh coconuts), I’ve just made your tomato chutney, both me and my husband loves it a ton!!! I’m sure I’ll make it over and over again! Thank you Sailu for your fantastic recipe!
    And have a happy new year!

  14. lalitha says:

    stopped by to say hello and wish you and your family a happy new year.I love the recipes and the pics are awesome.Thanks for sharing.

  15. Vini K says:

    Hi Sailu,

    THis is a regular when we make dosas at my ammamma’s place.Reminds me of the good times we had as kids with our ammamma,tatagaru and pinnis and mamas.

  16. Happy new year dearest Sailu! A big hug from Panama…

  17. shammi says:

    You take such mouthwateringly gorgeous photos!

  18. Lata says:

    wow so yummmmmmy..Sailu that was fantabulous….the pics are so tempting, feel like eating it right away. Thanks a lot.

  19. Lata says:

    and yes wish you and everyone a very ‘Happy New Year’2007! May God Bless All of us!

  20. rekha jain says:

    i am nuts abouts eating & cooking. i enjoy cooking the recipes which u send me to my mail account. every one likes ur recepies very much, all appreciate very much. pls send me ur recepies. i am very thankful to you.

  21. B.Roopa says:

    Wish you a sarvadhari nama samvasthra shubhakanakshalu,,,Hello sailu garu new look of the site adurs,,,mee anni receipes chala baguntayi,,,

  22. srividya says:

    this is exactly the same chutney we make every monday for idlis. so happy to see the same recipe! bought back memories. thanks.

  23. divya says:

    hi sailu, i like to prepare your tomato dosa, you have blogged some pachadi along with coconut chutney. will you please let me know what recipe it is?

    Its cabbage pachadi. Hope to blog it sometime.

  24. analogstuff says:

    Thanks for this recipe. I will try this today as i am going to have idly today.

  25. Levi says:

    That was one of the simplest chutney recipes i’ve read. The chutney came out great.


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