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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Mashed coriander leaf fritters

Fresh herbs like coriander leaves enhances the taste of any cooked food. The freshness brought to any food by the addition of coriander leaves sets your mind boggling with the fresh essence. Coriander leaves also known as Cilantro is widely used in Middle Eastern , Central Asian, Indian, South Asian, Mexican, Texan , Chinese and Scandinavian cuisines. Also known for it's medicinal properties like anti bacterial, anti toxic, diabetic retardant, cholesterol and triglyceride retardant, carminative and digestive aid,  coriander leaves is a very popular ingredient all over the world. Apart from adding flavor to food, coriander leaves can be used in various innovative items which will be really tasty and exciting. Mashed coriander fritters is an exclusive item and can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish while having main course. Let's see the procedure of preparing this dish.

Coriander leaves( freshly procured from the market , 4 bundles of standard size),
Potato ( 2 medium sized),
Tomato ( 1 medium sized chopped),
Green chillies( 3pcs. chopped into smaller pieces),
Onions (1 medium sized chopped into smaller pieces),
Oil for frying,
Salt as per taste.

Procedure: Chop the coriander leaves holding from near the root. Chop into smaller pieces excluding the root part which has to be thrown.Keep it aside. Boil two potatoes, remove the skin of it and prepare a mash. Add the chopped onion, tomato, green chillies and salt. Mix well with the help of your hands to make an an even mixture. Heat oil in a container. Make even balls with the prepared dough. You may make 30 rounded structures of equal size. Release the rounded doughs into the oil. You have to fry them till they take a typical golden brownish color. Then the doughs are ready to be eaten. Remove the fritters to a serving plate and it's ready to go romance with your tongue. 

This is an ideal combination to have with dal-rice, puffed rice and tea or with tomato sauce.Very less time consuming and easy preparation , this dish will definitely win the hearts of your friends, relatives or family members.Bring a difference to your regular lunch ,dinner courses and enjoy this exclusive  innovation with coriander leaves. Because it's you who can bring varieties to your boring, regular dishes and excitement to the drudgery of everyday life.


  1. On seeing the betel leaves the idea of making the betel leaf vada came into my mind again. This betel leaf vada can be used as a evening snack and I served it with sweet and spicy tamarind chutney.