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Coconut Chutney Recipe (South Indian Style)

What’s Cooking India? It is now a coconut chutney. Which is also known as idli chutney, or a dosa chutney. Any South Indian foods like Upma, Dosa or Idli is eaten by coconut chutney

This chutney is a must in every south Indian Cuisine. If you visit South India, you will be served with coconut chutney even in your dinner or lunch. It is a very basic part of every South Indian cuisine.

I remember very clearly when I visited Kerala, Coconut chutney was served in each and every restaurant. And it was like even if you want the chutney for hundreds of times, they would happily serve you.

So let us just start our Coconut Chutney ASAP.

Note: Read the whole recipe before you start to cook.

Coconut Chutney Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients Measurements
For Coconut Chutney
Green Chilly 1 – 2
Coconut 1 Cup
Chickpea (Chana Dal) 1 tbsp
Ginger (Grated) 1 tsp
Salt According to your taste
Water 1 Cup
For Tampering
Dry Chilli (Kashmiri Red Chilli) 1
Mustard Seeds (Rai) ½ tsp
Curry Leaves 2 – 4
Oil 2 tsp

Methods to prepare the Coconut Chutney Recipe

Grinding Coconut Chutney:

Step 1: Take a grinder jar. Add 1 cup of freshly grated coconut into it along with roughly chopped green chilies. Increase the number of green chilies if you like spicy chutney.

Step 2: Add 1 tbsp of roasted chana dal and 1 tsp of ginger along with salt (According to your taste).

Step 3; Add  ½ cup of water into the mixture. Now grind the mixture into a fine paste.

Step 4: Transfer the chutney into a bowl.

For Tempering

Step 1: Take a small pan. Heat oil on a medium flame. When the oil starts to heat up, add ½ tsp of rai (Mustard seeds) into the pan.

Step 2: As soon as you hear the cracking sound rai, add the broken red chilly along with 2-4 curry leaves.

Step 3: Mix it well on a medium flame for about 30-40 seconds.

Step 4: Now pour this tempering directly into the chutney.

Step 5: Gently mix.

Voila, your very own homemade south Indian style coconut chutney recipe is ready!!

Tips to follow for a perfect Coconut Chutney

  • You can also use Garlic with Ginger or only ginger or only Garlic. Whichever you love.
  • If you love spice, then you can add some green chilies.
  • Remember to remove the seeds of the chilies. To even the heat of the chilies, you can add a bit of tamarind into it.


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