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Coconut Saalan or Coconut Gravy

Khizer Aaleen Khan
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Coconut Saalan or Coconut Gravy RECIPE

Gravy filled with spices which are dry roasted with coconut. Goes best for lunch time with steamed rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Karnataka
  • Simmering
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. coconut 1/2 grated
  2. tomato 4
  3. onion 3 thin sliced
  4. Mustard seeds 1tsp
  5. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
  6. cumin seeds 1 tsp
  7. methi 5 corns
  8. Green chilly 1
  9. coriander leaf 1/2 cup
  10. Red chilly powder 1/4 tsp
  11. coriander powder 1/4 tsp
  12. turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  13. tamarind paste 1/2 tsp


  1. Reserve half a tomato, half a onion, few mustard seeds and few curry leaves. This will be required for the tadka.
  2. Dry roast the coconut, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi, curry leaf, onion and green chilly one by one.
  3. Once cooled blend this to a thick masala.
  4. In a vessel heat little oil, add the ground paste. Once oil seperates add 600 ml water. Allow the gravy to boil for 10 mins.
  5. In another pan heat oil for the tadka. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves onions and tomatoes and fry well. Tomatoes should be smashed and onions turned brown. Add this mixture to the gravy. Stir well and turn the flame to low. Let the gravy simmer for 5 mins.
  6. Check the consistency and if required add water and salt.

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Astha Gulati
Astha Gulati   Sep-25-2017

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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