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Kothamalli (Coriander Leaves) Idli

Kothamalli_Coriander_Leaves_Idli_1 Idli suits as the healthy breakfast. This plain white colored idli, can also be made more colorful, flavored and nutrient by adding some coriander leaves in the idli batter. Coriander is used often as flavoring agent and also as green leafy vegetable in Indian kitchen. When you have plenty of fresh coriander leaves, you can try this Kothamalli (Coriander Leaves) Idli.

I cooked these idlis in microwave oven but this can be steam cooked as normal idli.

Coriander Leaves are known as Kothamalli in Tamil.


  • Idli batter – 2 cups (How to prepare idli batter is at Batter for Idli and Dosa)
  • Fresh coriander chopped – ½ cup
  • Green chilli chopped – 3 no
  • Asafetida powder – pinch



  • Add chopped green chilli, asafetida in the idli batter and mix well; grease the idli mould with few drops of oil.
  • Fill some coriander leaves in the mould, then pour some idli batter.

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  • Again fill with some coriander leaves and fill it with idli batter.

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  • Serve hot with any chutney. Here I have served it with Coconut Chutney.


  • Have a closer look of Kothamalli (Coriander Leaves) Idli.



  • Follow safety precautions as given in your microwave oven user manual.
  • Cooking time may differ for different brands of microwave ovens.

{ 5 comments… add one }

  • Priya July 1, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Wow coriander leaves idli looks super yummy..

  • shama July 1, 2010, 2:24 pm

    delicious idli….flavourful

  • thakkudupandi July 1, 2010, 2:50 pm

    unga Photo + narration vechundey kolanthai kuuda alzakaa intha idlyai vaarthudum madam!! good effort!…:) keep it up!

  • niloufer riyaz July 1, 2010, 9:25 pm

    migavum pudumayana Idli

  • Vanishree Venugopal July 16, 2010, 7:56 pm

    normally, i read te recipe, comment and thn try it…but, i hv already tried this recipe…grt tast…romba pudumayana taste irundadu…thnx.

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