Friday, 21 November 2014

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is a traditional south indian side dish and a perfect companion for most of the South Indian dishes like idli, dosa, uttapam, vada, pongal etc.

The main ingredients are roasted gram dal, coconut, green chilis, curry leaves and spices.It is super quick and easy to cook, goes well with a lot of Indian snacks and breakfast items.

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney


1 cup fresh coconut grated
2 tbsp roasted chana dal (bhuna chana)
2-3 green chilis
Salt to taste

For tempering:

1/2 tsp urad dal (split, skinned black gram)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
7-8 curry leaves
1 tsp oil


1. Grind together all ingredients with little water to a smooth consistency.

2. Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds when they splutter, add cumin
    seeds, urad dal. Fry till urad dal becomes light brown.

3. Now add curry leaves, fry for some time

4. Immediately pour tempering on coconut chutney.

5. Mix it well.

6. Coconut chutney is ready to serve.

Coconut Chutney


1. If you don't have fresh coconut you can use desiccated coconut or
    coconut powder.

2. To add a little sourness tamarind or yogurt can be used with other

3. You can adjust quantity of water according to your choice.

4.  For a fresh taste consume coconut chutney in a day.

5. To get a good white colored coconut chutney the outer brown layer
    of coconut can be scraped.

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