How to make Coconut Chutney -

Fresh coconut chutney flavoured with a tempering.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल), Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Coconut Chutney

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With idlis, dosas or uttapams – coconut chutney is the ultimate accompaniment. Fresh coconut is ground to a coarse paste and tempered with basic Indian spices – this chutney gets ready in a jiffy and takes your South Indian meal to another level. In this recipe we have used red chillies, but you can make it with green chillies for a slight variation.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Coconut Chutney Recipe

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Dried red chillies to taste

  • For tempering

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Whole dry red chilli broken 2

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Asafoetida a large pinch


Step 1

Use only white part of the scraped coconut and avoid brown skin.

Step 2

Grind scraped coconut adding very little water. Add salt to taste and mix well. The consistency of the chutney should be thick.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan. Add broken red chillies, mustard seeds, urad dal. When the seeds crackle and dal turns light brown, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Add to the ground coconut.

Step 4

Mix thoroughly and serve as an accompaniment for idli or dosa.

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