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Green Coriander Idli

By: christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Idli made with spicy corianderleaves paste

Filed in Appetizers and Snacks

Serves 6 people

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This Coriander Idli can be taken alone, without chutney. Coriander leaves are said to be rich in Iron and good for digestion and general health. You can do Mint Idlis too(substituting mint leaves for coriander leaves).


  • 1 kg Idli batter
  • 2 cups chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • gooseberry sized tamarind
  • 1 sambar onion
  • 1 garlic flake
  • 1 cm ginger piece
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp refined oil


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick kadai.
  2. Add red chillies,coriander leaves,sambar onion,garlic flake, ginger piece and grated coconut one-by-one and saute for 3 mins only.
  3. Add salt and mix well for a min.Turn off the flame.Allow it to cool.
  4. Put this in a mixer grinder and grind them with little tamarind into a fine paste.
  5. Mix this coriander paste with Idli batter till the paste spread evenly.
  6. Pour this batter into greased idli plates and steam-cook for 7-8 mins without putting whistle.
  7. Tasty Green Coriander Idlis are ready to be served.

Latest Comments

By christy gerald on 9/6/2009 1:25:00 PM

You can try this Idli without sauting the coriander leaves and spices in oil but grind them together and then add this coriander paste to the Idli batter and mix well before doing Idlis.

By christy gerald on 8/17/2009 2:42:00 PM

Salma,please see the Idli batter recipe of Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad in KhanaKhazana.com for the first Qn. Sambar Onion is called Small Onion or Shallots here in India.I'm not a North-Indian but a South-Indian(from Tamil Nadu and a non-Gujarati).Thanks.

By salma on 8/17/2009 12:57:00 PM

pic is very appealing to eyes, but i want 2 ask 2 ques about ur recipe how 2 make idli batter and what is samber onion actually i live in pakistan we dont know about gujrati ingrediants( if i m not wrong it is gujrati dish) wanna make ur recipei m sure it has gr8 taste. thx

By christy gerald on 7/27/2009 1:01:00 AM

Hi Leena, Khushboo and Fatma, Thank u so much and I appreciate your interests in recipes and encouraging comments.

By fatma on 7/26/2009 10:13:00 PM

Hi Christy.It looks tasty and something dif than plain idli ,i will try it! Thanks.

By khusboo on 7/26/2009 10:39:00 AM

dear christy its an yummy,mouth watering recipe. i tried it and was delicious

By Mrs.Leena Sebastian on 7/26/2009 3:18:00 AM

Hi christy gerald your recipe tastes great lol! all your recipes have good taste and comes out very well.


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