Kothamalli thuvayal and simple aloo curry-side dish for dosa

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We have a filling brunch on most of the weekends. And for last weekend ,I made dosas. Its mostly sambar and aloo curry for the side dish. But this time, my hubby insisted on making his favorite kothamalli thuvayal or coriander chutney for the dosas. It was a good combination indeed. kothamalli thuvayal goes well with rotis and rice too. I thought of posting my recipe of aloo curry too which is always there when I make dosas. I am very fond of this combination.

Kothamalli thuvayal


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Course: side dish
  • Preparation Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins


a large bunch(chopped) Coriander
1 tbsp Tuvar dal
1 tbsp Channa dal
1 tbsp Udid dal
8 Dried red chillies
a pinch Asafoetida
1 tbsp Grated coconut
to taste Salt
Tamarind- a small piece
1 tsp Oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the asafoetida,chillies and then the lentils(dals). Saute well till they turn a little brown. Then add coriander leaves. Mix well ,add salt and keep sauteing till the leaves wilt.Add coconut and a small piece of tamarind and mix well.
  2. Cool a little and sprinkle few drops of water and grind them to a paste.

Aloo curry


  • Cuisine: indian
  • Course: side dish
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins


4 Potatoes
1 Onions- chopped fine
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Grated coconut
1 tsp oil


  1. Peel the skin from potatoes and cook them in a pressure cooker. Cut them in cubes.Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. Then add green chillies and onions and saute till onions turn a little brown. Then add turmeric powder and salt. Add the potatoes and mix well. Add grated coconut. Cook till every thing mixes well and the potatoes are soft.

Serve the potato curry hot. You can store the coriander chutney /thuvayal for a day or two.

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  1. Taste of Mysore

    Thuvayal is interesting, looks very tempting.

  2. Pearlsofeast

    Yummy sowmya,going to do it soon, thanks for a nice chutney recipe.

  3. Mahimaa's kitchen

    thogayal looks delicious sowmya.. it has come out perfect. now i am tempted to make it.. its been a while..

  4. Even i love to have with rice the kothamalli tovaiyal, good one!

  5. kothamalli thuvayal is my favourite…looks nice with dosa

  6. The chutney loooks so delicious, actually the whole plate looks yumm.

  7. both the receipes r new to me,,

  8. srikars kitchen

    wow.. looks really yummy & tempting…

  9. new recipe to me .. sounds yumm

  10. Priya Suresh

    Nothing will beat the simplicity of both these dishes…looks really delicious…

  11. This is a scrummy dish sowmya and your chutney looks sooo good!

    Rosie x

  12. What a lovely plate of food! Thuvayal looks yum.

  13. Pearlsofeast

    Sowmya,I made this chutney and it was awesome. We loved it and thanks for sharing a wonderful receipe.

  14. Thogaiyal looks so lovely girl! i love this thogaiyal with chicken fry ..yum yum yummmmmy!

  15. Great with thosai!

  16. Yummy combination. Looks really tempting.

  17. Thuvyal is new for me, will try this next time when I make masala dosa, thanks for sharing

  18. Filling indeed!

  19. I will definitely have to try this thuvaiyal out! Looks absolutely delicious!! 🙂

  20. Dosas looks yummy and the combo with aloo curry and thuvayal is yummy. Yeh tho poora dinner ho gaya

  21. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


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