Friday, March 11, 2016

Kothamalli-Pudhina-Sauce

#KothamalliPudhinaSauce [  #CorianderMintSauce ] : When I was in Raipur I had a bed of #Pudhina [ #Mint ] in my garden. I fell in love with its flavour and started garnishing almost all dishes with fresh mint leaves. But now I have to buy from market and store in refrigerator. It loses its sharp zing flavor and color as days passed. So I tried to prepare a sauce by grinding the mint leaves with coriander leaves adding salt, green chilly, vinegar and lemon and stored in a clean and dry bottle for some days in the fridge. I used to add this sauce in almost all dishes.
Not only the #CorianderLeaf but the stems can also be taken to make this sauce.



Ingredients :
1 cupMint [ Pudhina ] leaves
1 cupCoriander leaves [ cilantro ]
10 - 12Green chilly [ adjust ]
small pieceGinger [ optional ]
3/4 TspSalt [ adjust ]
1 - 1 1/2 TspLemon juice [ adjust ]
1/4 cupVinegar

Method :
Wash coriander and mint leaves 2 or 3 times in water.
Keep them on a cutting board  or colander to drain the water.
Now take green chilly, salt and coriander leaves and coriander stem.
Grind without adding water.
Then add pudhina [ mint ] leaves and grind for half a minute.
Now add lemon juice and vinegar and grind into a smooth paste.
Adjust salt and lemon juice.
Transfer into a serving bowl.

Store in a clean and dry bottle and save in a refrigerator for a week to 10 days.


This sauce goes well with Idli, Dosai, Pongal, Upma and Sundal.
It can also be mixed with rice adding a dash of gingelly oil [ till / sesame oil ].

It can be added to Lemon rasam to get the flavors of both pudhina and coriander.
Pani for pani puri can be prepared from this sauce.
One or two teaspoon of this sauce can be added while preparing vegetable pulav or Briyani.

It is an excellent spread to prepare a tasty sandwich.

On the whole its a versatile sauce we should have at home to prepare a tasty and flavorful dishes. 







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