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 - Coriander curd chutney

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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38 Responses

  1. Shriya says:

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

  2. Asha says:

    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.

  3. Maninas says:

    Hi Sailu,

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

  4. Happy Cook says:

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

  5. padma says:

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

  6. meeso says:

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

  7. Madhuli says:

    Chutney looks yummy sailu!

  8. Rajeswari says:

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

  9. Kaykat says:

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

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

  10. Nabeela says:

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

  11. Anitha says:

    Yummy recipe ! Beautiful picture.

  12. Suganya says:

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

  13. Natya says:

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

  14. sameera says:

    @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.

  15. Cynthia says:

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

  16. Janu says:

    Hi sailu,

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

  17. radha says:

    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 ..

  18. Sharadha says:

    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!

  19. Linda says:

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

  20. rathika says:

    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 :-)

  21. Sivani says:

    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

  22. Kalyani says:

    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.

  23. padmaja says:

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

  24. nikita says:

    entandi sailaja garu…long time no write?

  25. sri says:

    Hi sailu, simple and healthy chutney recipe.

  26. Ashwini says:

    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..

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

  28. Pritya says:

    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.

  29. Mamatha says:

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


  30. Lakshmi says:

    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.

  31. Anitha says:

    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.

  32. Ammu says:

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

  33. Mona says:

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

  34. Maninas says:

    Dear Sailu,

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

    Take care!


  35. jaya says:

    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

  36. lovely says:

    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.

  37. Arpita says:

    Hi Sailu,

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


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

  38. sreevalli says:

    It is superb combination with Kattu Pongal.

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