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21 August, 2016

Easy Coconut Chutney

Posted in : Chutney, South Indian recipes on by : nrdubey Tags: , , ,

About Recipe

South Indian coconut chutney is very easy and simple that goes well with all south Indian breakfast. At my kitchen I never follow any specific method of making coconut chutney because there are so many method of making coconut chutney. For me it depends on ingredients availability and my mood. So here i am sharing one of the method of making this chutney , I hope You will like this simple way.

Preparation time – 5 mins

Recipe type –  side dish / chutney

Serve –  2-3



Grated coconut or cut into very small pieces – ½ cup

Roasted chana dal – 2 tbsp

Green chili – 2-3 or as per taste

Ginger – ¼ inch

Water – ¼ cup or as needed

Salt – as per taste

For the seasoning

  Sesame oil or any other cooking oil – 2 tsp

Urad dal / black gram dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Curry leaves – 1 stem

Whole red chili – 1 broken

Hing / asafotida – 2 pinch




In a blender take grated coconut and roasted chana dal.  Then add chopped ginger, broken green chili and salt. Pour water and blend till smooth consistency. set aside.

For the seasoning

Heat oil in a small pan.  When the oil is medium hot add urad dal, stir till dal is turning light pink.

Add mustard seeds and wait until it crackles.

Add curry leaves and broken red chili. Stir until curry leaves turns crispy and red chili changes color.

Transfer the seasoning to the prepared coconut chutney, mix nicely.

Coconut chutney is ready serve it with idli, dosa or any south Indian breakfast.


In Short


Take finely chopped or grated coconut + roseted chana dal in a blender


Add green chili


Add chopped ginger


Add salt


Add water


Blend till fine paste, set aside


Heat oil


When oil is medium hot turn the flame at low then add urad dal / black gram dal


When the dal is turn light pink then add mustard seeds, let it crackle


Add curry leaves


Add broken red chilies, stir


Add hing


Immediately turn off the flame


Add this seasoning to the coconut paste , stir and chutney is ready






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