Pachi Kothimira Pachadi – Raw Coriander Chutney

Pachi Kothimira Pachadi with Pesarattu

Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m a huge fan of fresh coriander leaves. Pachi kothimira pachadi is a very simple recipe that is easy to make, healthy and flavorful. This authentic pachadi, one of Andhra’s raw food side dishes, makes a excellent pachadi with famed Andhra Pesarattu. This humble pachadi with a tangy-sweet flavor due to the tamarind and jaggery and subtle spice taste of the green chillis, is prepared by grinding raw coriander leaves with tamarind and green chillis.

Garden fresh coriander leaves

Pachi Kothimira Pachadi Recipe

Recipe source: Amma

Preparation: 8-10 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra



2 1/2 cups packed fresh coriander leaves

2-3 green chillies (increase or decrease to suit your spice level)

large gooseberry sized tamarind (soak in 2 tbsps warm water)

1 tsp jaggery or sugar

salt to taste

1 Grind the coriander leaves, tamarind, jaggery, green chillies and salt to a smooth paste. Don’t add any water. Remove onto a bowl.
4 Serve with hot pesarattu, dosas or idlis.

Raw Coriander Chutney

Pachi Kothimira Pachadi – Raw Coriander Chutney

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  coriander leaves


  • Bhawana

    This looks very nice sailaja, believe me yday only I soaked whole moong dal to make pesrattu :). I had this dosa first time and we both liked it. So will try at home.

  • Lubna Karim

    Looks yummy. Easy to prepare aslo.

  • Vijaya

    Looks really yummy dear.. I’m a new visitor to this site and I love this one. Believe me, after visiting your site, I stopped searching for recipes on net….

  • amar

    coriander leaves picture looks awesome.
    raw coriander is very good for health,it is a good remedy for cold.

  • dr krishnaveni

    hey this is so nice!i love coriander leaves.more over pachadi’s….., my favourite.i’ll try it out.

  • Maninas

    gorgeous! love the coriander photo!

  • Cham

    Even the pesarattu looks splendid, an easy breezy pachadi!

  • Paz

    I love anything with cilantro!


  • Divya Vikram

    looks perfect!

  • Jennifer

    Sailu, Love your ‘raw food’ tag. Now you have made me think of it in a new way!! Looks delectable.

  • Srimathi (


    I like your blog layout.Very clean and nice. Also the chutney, I love kothamalli too. The photo that is posted looks so perfect.

  • Mangala

    Thnq Sailu….i tried today morning…actually i used it as a spread for my bread sandwiches…:-).

  • Sonu

    Hi Sailu,
    ur Kothmira pachadi is quite healthy and look yummy too…thanks for sharing:) I also love Coriander and always have it in my kitchen.

  • A&N

    So green, so fresh!

  • nags

    i made a similar chutney yesterday with egg dosa. i love coriander too and have been planning to plant some at home 🙂

  • Vikas

    there is north indian version of this where mint leaves and onion are also added. but this certainly gives a very different flavour.

  • Ã…sa

    I’m also a huge fan och fresh coriander leaves! I simply love it!
    I hope you don’t mind me making links to your blog, filled with delicious recipes, on my own blog. Unfortunately my blog is in swedish though, but, fortunately most of my readers understand english 🙂 I’ve tried some of your recipes with great satisfaction and I will love to share it with others.
    I’ll keep coming back to your blog!


    Thanks for dropping by, Asa. I’m happy to learn that you tried the recipes and want to share with others. You most welcome to share the links on you blog and do keep coming back.:)

  • sushma

    Hey Sailu nice chutney recipe i add 2tbsp coconut for that extra flavor.

  • Meeraa

    Hey sailu

    Welcome back..

    Nehal is lucky to have you as his mummy, who is so very talented and immensely creative. My wishes to nehal, hoping his each year turns more interesting and funfilled.

    Well seeing ur pic would be great,but its a dream :).. As of now i would be satisfied if you could blog ur son’s party pics. If you can pls do it..

    Rest ur recipes, always a hit.. Every recipe exciting and intriguing than the previous one.

    Your alltime fan 🙂

    Take care


  • sangeeth

    sailu, i luv this chutney too….it has a very vibrant colour to it…the coriander in ur pic looks so very fresh!

  • Sonal

    Hi Sailu,
    This is the first time I am writing to you, but believe me, from 6 months or so, I visit your blog as regularly as I visit my gmail account. I love your blog, the healthy and scrumptious recipies, and delightful pictures. It is great help for a novice like me, just married and moved from Mumbai to Folsom, California.
    A day before, I prepared the dosa batter. Dosas could be spread very nicely on griddle when I made them after the batter was fermanted. But they did not come out well, could not be spread thinly on griddle after I had refridgerated the batter. Do we need to take out the batter from fridge 3-4 hrs before we want to prepare the batter?
    An answer to this question will be greatly appreciated..
    Thanks in advance,

    Thank you for your sweet words, Sonal and I’m glad my blog is of help to you.:)
    You should not have any issues with refrigerated dosa batter, Sonal. Maybe you could take it out a few minutes before preparing dosas. Add a few tbsps water to the batter and combine well. Heat the griddle well and do the sprinkle test and reduce heat and then pour the batter and prepare the dosa. Hope this helps, Sonal.

    • Sandhya

      Hi Sonal, if still your not able to make dosa, you may add 2-3 spoons of rava to the dosa batter. this will work.try this.

  • raaji

    That looks quite colourful….
    But how long can i keep it refrigerated???

    It will stay fresh for atleast a week to ten days if refrigerated.

  • Priti

    Wow you have given new dimension to coriander chutney…looks fab

  • Sonal

    Thank you so much Sailu,
    I followed your advice and things shaped up very well, literally 🙂
    Thanks again.. Look forward to your new recipe.


  • yash

    its a little different from the chutney with garlic and ginger in it. I will try it sometime.

  • Azalea

    Hello Sailu, I am a huge fan of your blog. I was posting about tomato upma on my blog, and used a pic of yours as well as adapted your recipe. I have of course given you the credit for it, but also wanted to let you know. Keep the good work going!

  • prasanna

    so nice!!!!
    mouth watering

  • Paakapriya

    Tried this recipe. It was amazing. I had it in the fridge for a week and it still tasted as great!

  • Prasanna

    hi sailu,
    i tasted the same chuyney made by my grandma when i was a child. Love this chutney but don’t know how to make it. I used to wait next to the maid until she finishes grinding it and have the first spoon. It was so yummy. Searching for this recipe and finally got it here. Thanks for sharing the nice recipe.

  • Sirisha

    Literally an 8-10 min, no cooking involved recipe.
    Served with Dosas – Can’t go wrong with that!
    This turned out great as well. Thanks Sailu.