How to make Coconut Chutney?

how to make coconut chutney

Veena, the newly-wed daughter of my friend, asked me, "how to make coconut chutney?" when we met at the market in my neighborhood. First, I told her that coconut chutney is one of the most delicious and common of the chutneys. Second, I gave the list of ingredients: roasted gram, tamarind, green chilies, coriander and, of course, coconut gratings. Last I gave the steps on how to make coconut chutney, which I have detailed below for you.

Coconut chutney is a good side dish for a variety of food. For instance, this chutney is almost a must-have for rice idlis, dosas, urad vadas and pakoras. It is also used for rice roti / akki rotti.

Dishes like puliyogare, pongal, ottu shavige or home-made rice noodles are among the food that taste better with coconut chutney. It also makes a great side dish for kadabus.
Want a quick snack? Toasted bread with a spread of chutney will be yummy.

The color of the coconut chutney depends on the quantity of coriander leaves you use. More of such leaves will make this side dish greener.

If you season the coconut chutney with oil, mustard seeds, urad and channa dal and curry leaves, then the chutney will be tastier and be a great side dish for hot rice or idlis.

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Servings: 2-3


1. Fresh coconut pieces 1/4 cup
2. Roasted gram dal 1 tablespoon
3. Green chili 1 or to taste
4. Fresh coriander leaves, few sprigs
5. Curry leaves, 8-10
6. Tamarind, small piece
7. Oil, few drops
7. Salt to taste

How to make Coconut Chutney?

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1. Add a few drops of oil to a frying pan.

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2. Add a slit green chili to the pan.

Fry the green chili until it is roasted.

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3. Add all ingreedients to a mixer jar.

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4. Grind, using little water, to a coarse paste.

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5. Mix with seasoning.
6. Coconut chutney is ready.

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TIPS How to make Coconut Chutney?
1. You can decrease or increase the quantity of the roasted gram dal to get different chutney textures or tastes.
2. If fresh coconut is not available, use dry coconut. In such a case, the taste will be little different.
3. If you do not have green chillies, use dried red chillies. The color of the chutney will be somewhat red.
4. Use lemon juice as the substitute for tamarind.