Pachai Malli (Green Coriander leaves ) Kootu

Pachai Malli Kootu

Pachai Malli in Tamil is green Coriander leaves. This herb is rich in vitamins, iron and calcium and green coriander leaves  has got many medicinal properties too .

This Kootu is very nostalgic to me. It is my grand mother ‘s recipe. I am extremely pleased to share this recipe with you. We have been making and enjoying this Kootu for decades. Goes well with soft dosa, puri, phulka and plain rice. Can make it  in a jiffy.


Boiled toovar dhal – 1/2 cup

Peeled and cubed potatoes – 1 cup

Cubed brinjals – 1 cup

Chopped tomatoes – 1/2 cup

Turmeric powder – 3 pinches

Salt to taste

Jaggery – a very small piece

Water – 4 cups

Grind to a fine paste 

Grated coconut – 1/4 cup

Dried red chillies – 5 ( roasted in oil )

Rice flour – 2 teaspoons

Grind the above mentioned ingredients to a fine paste with little water.

To Season

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon

To Garnish

Finely chopped green coriander leaves –  2  cups


Heat a pan. Add water. First cook the cubed potatoes on medium flame. When potatoes are half done, add the cubed brinjals and the chopped tomatoes. Cook on sim flame. Once the veggies are cooked, add salt to taste, jaggery and the ground paste. Cook on sim flame for 5 minutes. The Kootu will become thick. Switch off the stove. Season and garnish. Mix well. Serve hot.

Chef”s Tips

1) Chop the potatoes and the brinjals to big cubes.

2) Do not add curry leaves, the flavour of the green coriander leaves is just superb.






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