Coconut Chutney



Coconut chutney comes from south India where as green and sweet chutneys come from north.It is a great accompaniment with fried snacks like vada, as well as with steamed delicacies like idli, dosa and upma.It is very quick and easy recipe.

Preparation Time: 10 min

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 4-5



Fresh Coconut: 1 cup (grated or chopped)

Roasted Channa dal (dariya): 3 tbsp

Ginger: 1 inch

Green chillies: 2-3

Salt as per taste


Asafoetida: a pinch

Dry red chilli: 2

Curry leaves: 10

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Moong dal: 1/2 tsp

Oil: 1 tbsp



Combine the coconut, roasted chana dal, ginger,green chillies, salt and a little water and blend in a mixer till smooth.

Transfer the chutney into a bowl and keep aside.

Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and moong dal.

When the mustard seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, red chillies, curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds

Pour this tempering over the coconut chutney and mix well.

Tip:You can use fresh frozen  coconut to save time.To make it little tangy add 1 tsp of tamarind juice to the chutney