Today I am sharing a recipe using herbs that is nutritious and delicious. This is a quick recipe that can be made with easily available in your pantry. This kothamalli kharam can be used as a side dish for Idli ,dosa,Paniyarams or can be mixed with Rice and Ghee and eaten.
What is a herb?
Herbs are plants with savory or aromatic properties that is used for flavoring and garnishing food, medicinal purposes, or for fragrances; excluding vegetables and other plants consumed for macronutrients. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices. Herbs generally refers to the leafy green or flowering parts of a plant (either fresh or dried), while spices are usually dried and produced from other parts of the plant, including seeds, bark, roots and fruits.
Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases, spiritual. General usage of the term “herb” differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.
Some of the herbs are commonly used in Indian cooking.
What is the 207th Foodie Monday Bloghop Theme?
My humble Contribution for 207th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Herbalicious is this simple Kothamalli Kharam. This week’s wonderful theme was suggested by Swaty who blogs at https://foodtrails25.com/ . Check out her wonderful blog for some amazing recipes.
Recipe for Kothamalli Kharam:
1 Cup =250 ml
Thick Bunch of Cilantro (2 Cups full)
1/4 Cup Almonds
1 Cup Grated desiccated Coconut
10 Dry Red Chillies
Salt to Taste
Lemon size Tamrind
2 Tbsp Oil
Wash the Cilantro nicely. Cut the stems if they are not tender.
Keep it under the sun to dry.
I have used the stems too as they were very tender.
As it is very hot here the cilantro was completely dry in just 2 hours.
I dry roasted the sun dried cilantro just to ensure that there is absolutely moisture free.
In a blender coarsely grind grated coconut, red chilli , tamrind and Almonds. Transfer this to a bowl.
Now coarsely grind the dried cilantro .
Heat a wide pan. Add oil. Transfer the ground coriander to the pan.
Ground Cilantro should absorb all the oil .
Now add the coconut mixture and mix well. Add salt to taste.
Spread it on a tray and mix to ensure it is lump free.
Allow it to cool.
Transfer it to an airtight container and store it.
I make it in small quantities and it is usually over in 10 days.
I love to make fresh batch of these podis.
Try this delicious Kothamalli Kharam and share your views.