Kothimira Perugu Pachadi – Coriander Curd Chutney

A classic, versatile, refreshingly cool yogurt based chutney is Kothimira perugu pachadi which works great as a dip, a chutney with dosas, a raita with flavored rice or a simple pachadi with rice. One that can be prepared with effortless ease, a simple combination of fresh coriander, coconut and yogurt and perfectly seasoned with spices that further accentuates the chutney’s distinctive taste. A herby flavor with sweet overtones and green chillis providing a subtle spice kick – a pachadi that is sure to titillate your taste buds.

Kothimira Perugu Pachadi Recipe

Preparation: 10-12 mts

Serves 3-4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra



2 cups packed fresh coriander leaves

3/4 cup grated fresh coconut

1-2 green chillis

1 1/2 cups thick curd (adjust according to consistency required)

salt to taste

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

pinch of hing/asafoetida (optional)

8-10 fresh curry leaves

1/2 tsp split black gram (minappa pappu)

1/2 tsp chana dal (optional)

1 dry red chilli, de-seed and tear (optional)

1/2 tsp oil

1 Grind fresh coriander leaves, grated coconut, green chillis and salt to a fine paste without adding any water.
2 Transfer the ground paste onto a serving dish and combine with beaten curd.
3 Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them pop, add the split gram dal, chana dal and let it turn red. Add the curry leaves, red chillis and asafoetida and toss for a few seconds. Turn off heat and pour over the coriander-curd mixture. Combine.
4 Serve with white rice or rotis.

Kothimira Perugu Pachadi – Coriander Curd Chutney

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Main Ingredients:

  1. coriander leaves
  2. yogurt



A classic, versatile, refreshingly cool yogurt based chutney is Kothimira perugu pachadi which works great as a dip, a chutney with dosas, a raita with flavored rice or a simple pachadi with rice. One...


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  • http://siri-corner.blogspot.com Shriya

    Lovely combo of coriander and curd.. my mouth is watery already…Indeed a classic andhra pachadi..:)

  • http://foodieshope.blogspot.com Asha

    I love this chutney.When I was in M’lore, they used to serve this thin Coriander-Yogurt chutney with Neer dosas, always loved it.Looks great Sailu!:))
    Your Set dosa entry post is up.

  • http://maninas.wordpress.com/ Maninas

    Hi Sailu,

    If we can’t get fresh coconut, what would be a good substitute for it? Can dessicated coconut do, or no? Thanks

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    Yummy Love the chutney. Can just imagine dipping them into with a piece of Dosa

  • http://padmaskitchen.blogspot.com padma

    Sailu, memu koda ee pacchadi chestu untammu but your picture looks so yummy! You take such nice photos!

  • http://meesosweetandspicy.blogspot.com meeso

    Oh Yum,It’s full of my favorite flavor…Cilantro! Looks great!

  • http://foodcourt.wordpress.com Madhuli

    Chutney looks yummy sailu!

  • http://rakskitchen.blogspot.com Rajeswari

    Wow..Cool chutney…picture looks great…I will sure try it..:)Thanx for the recipe!

  • http://cookingfromatoz.blogspot.com Kaykat

    I’m a serious chutney freak, and this makes me super happy! :)

    I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks Sailu!

  • http://www.trialsnerror.blogspot.com Nabeela

    Love chutneys in any form…with cilantro though? Pure heaven :)

  • http://www.cakesbyanitha.blogspot.com Anitha

    Yummy recipe ! Beautiful picture.

  • http://tastypalettes.blogspot.com Suganya

    I would even add a cup of grated cucumber. Truly beautiful Sailu!

  • Natya

    Thanks a ton, this is a great site. The chutney is gonna be at a dinner this week fo sho.

  • sameera

    @anonymous: That is the versatility of these ingredients. And if u don’t like what Sailu is doing, thats fine but atleast don’t leave comments like that.

    @Sailu:Sorry couldn’t resist myself. Had to reply him/her back.

  • http://www.tasteslikehome.org Cynthia

    Sailu, I am so enjoying your food! I love the idea of having this as a dip.

  • Janu

    Hi sailu,

    Your blog is great.The recipies are very useful to me.
    Thanks a lot!

  • radha

    Mam ,

    I am very very happy that atlast i have found a very good website ..

    but 1 request is i suggest u to write the names of all ingredients in telugu also . That would be very helpful.

    Thanks ..

  • Sharadha

    To the above perugu pachadi, you can add fried okras. Thats typically what my mom makes.
    Cut okras into thin pieces and fry them in ghee for a couple of mins. After the pachadi is done, add the fried okras. Tastes great!

  • http://outofthegarden.wordpress.com Linda

    This looks simply delicious, Sailu. I wish I had a spoonful now :)

  • rathika

    hi Sailu,
    am gonna try this one tomorrow!! and i started to cook a year ago as far away from home… but now ur site has become an everyday reference for me to try out new food and also authentic ones… am really thankful for ur contribution to the public.. thanks a ton!! even i can cook :-)

  • Sivani

    Namaskaram Sailaja-garu,

    I’ve just tagged you for the Fantastic Four meme – as best I could see you have not been tagged yet.

    Vizag is my husband’s native place, and your veg recipes take me there in the blink of an eye.

    This is completely voluntary, of course, so do let me know if you would prefer not to participate, or if you already had.

    More info on my foodblog, ruchi chuchu

  • Kalyani

    Hello sailu garu, first time ever I’m leaving a reply to anyone :), I tried your recipe and it came our very well, my hubby liked it :), thanks for the good post.

  • http://www.spicyandhra.org padmaja

    belated diwali wishes sailu!! hope you had a great time and enjoyed with family n frens!!have a great weekend

  • nikita

    entandi sailaja garu…long time no write?

  • http://www.easy-indian-food.com/ sri

    Hi sailu, simple and healthy chutney recipe.

  • Ashwini

    Sailu garu, meeru post chesina vantalanni try chesthu unnanu and try chesinavanni chala baaga kuduruthunnayi.. 3 months back mee website dorikindi.. roju mee website okkasarina chusthamu.. mee kotha vantala kosam wait chesthunnamu.. Please kottavi emina post cheyyandi..

  • http://www.veggieplaza.com/veggieblog Cruelty-free vegetarian store

    Indeed Lovely Recipe… Am waiting for my wife to cook it at home…

  • http://www.pritya.com Pritya

    Dear Sailaja, Thats another yummy recipe…simple and tasty. We love adding a dash of mustard paste (mustard soaked for 10 minutes and ground along with other ingredients for paste) to this recipe. Quite a favourite at home. Never added chana dal in baghaar, that sounds and looks good.

  • Mamatha

    How are you? It’s been a while since your last post. So, just checking. Hope to see new recipes soon.


  • Lakshmi

    Hey Sailaja, How come you are quiet for so long. I am eager to see your next receipe up soon. Hope things are good at your side.

  • http://trying-to-be-good-amma.blogspot.com/ Anitha

    Hi, I am an avid reader of your blog and this is the first time I am delurking. Hope all is well with you and please start posting again.

  • Ammu

    Hello Sailu garu…long time no posts?wassup??please post something new……Thanks

  • http://www.monaafzal.wordpress.com Mona

    Hi ! How are you doing? Been a long time since you updated your blog, hope everything’s fine at your side..

  • http://maninas.wordpress.com/ Maninas

    Dear Sailu,

    Hope all is well. We miss you in the blogosphere!

    Take care!


  • http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com jaya

    dear sailaja
    loved the chutney,thanks for sharing,coming here after along time..
    miss your posts and recipes
    wishing u and ur family happy christmas and new year
    hugs and smiles

  • lovely

    can we preserve this chutney for few days? if so , how many days?

    Its best eaten fresh. Since we use coconut in it, I wouldn’t suggest preserving it.

  • Arpita

    Hi Sailu,

    Can we use dry coconut instead of a fresh one if not available?


    No, you need to use fresh grated coconut, Arpita.

  • sreevalli

    It is superb combination with Kattu Pongal.