Green Coriander Chutney Powder/Dry Coriander Chutney
A Hot, Spicy, Flavorful, and Tongue-Tickling Condiment
I often make this dry chutney/chutney powder. You can store and use it for months. Children staying in hostels or away from home take this condiment with them to enhance the taste of the unfamiliar meal.
Making this green coriander dry chutney (kuttumbari Soppu Chutney) is very easy. You need only a few ingredients to make this. I used fresh green coriander, dry coconut (copra), dry red chilies, hing/asafoetida, tamarind, and salt to make this. I pack it for my daughter when she stays in hostels.
You can also make this dry chutney using green chilies instead of dry red chilies. It tastes better, but the shelf life is shorter. If you store it in a freezer within a day of making, it will stay fresh for months. On the other hand, chutney made of dry red chili need not be refrigerated. It remains fresh for months in normal temperature.
Try this yummy condiment at home. Here, I share the recipe with you.
- 2 bowls(packed) fresh green coriander leaves, washed, chopped, pat-dried
- 1 bowl copra/dry coconut, thinly sliced
- small lemon-sized tamarind
- 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida, powder or semi-solid, I used semi-solid
- 1 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
- 20 dry red chilies, broken, moderate hot variety
Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Green Coriander Chutney Powder/Coriander Dry Chutney
- Wash green coriander. Pat dry them. Roughly Chop them. Spread them under the sun for 2-3 hours. This is mainly to make it more dry.
- Saute thinly sliced dry coconut and tamarind in a deep-bottomed pan till they become crispy. Transfer them to a plate. Keep aside for cooling.
- In the same pan, saute broken dry red chilies for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside for cooling.
- Once all these ingredients cool down, put them in a mixer/blender. Add hing, salt, and dried coriander leaves. Grind together to get a coarse/near-smooth powder.
- Transfer it to a plate. Spread it, so that the remaining moisture gets dried up. You can keep it under a fan or sun for some time to quicken the process.
- Once dry, store it in an air-tight container. Use it for months.
- Serve this dry chutney as a condiment with any type of meal. Also, use as a side dish with plain rice, curd rice, dosa, idli, snacks etc.
Nutritional Information of Green Coriander Chutney Powder
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 1 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 140 mg||6%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|