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Coconut Chutney

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
10 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Coconut Chutney RECIPE

A popular accompaniment of South Indian dishes like Dosas and Idlis. Absolutely yummy and can be done in no time.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Shallow fry
  • Blending
  • Accompaniment
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Grated coconut 1 cup
  2. salt to taste
  3. Green chillies 2 to 3
  4. tamarind pulp a tbsp (optional)
  5. For the tempering, you will need
  6. Curry leaves a few
  7. Bengal gram or chana dal a tbsp
  8. Dry red chillies 3 to 4
  9. Mustard seeds a tsp
  10. Oil 2 tbsp. One tbsp for the tempering and the other tbsp of it for the roasting of the grated coconut


  1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and roast the coconut on low flame until it changes a little colour.
  2. Add the green chillies and the tamarind pulp. Saute it for a minute and then switch off the flame.
  3. Grind them all adding the salt to it and keep aside.
  4. Add some water if necessary. If you wish you can skip roasting the coconut and directly grind it.
  5. Heat the oil, add the mustard seeds. Let them splutter and then add in the bengal gram.
  6. Let it get roasted a little and then add the curry leaves.
  7. Add this hot tempering to the coconut mix.
  8. Serve this with your favourite South Indian dish.

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Yasmeen Ahmed
Yasmeen Ahmed   Jan-25-2017


Andrea Srivastava
Andrea Srivastava   Jan-23-2017

The classic coconut chutney! Nice one

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