Coconut Chutney is a very simple side dish served along with Dosas, Idlis, Ven Pongal vadas etc. It is most famous in South India. It is usually made into a dip along with some green chillies and pottu kadalai. So, the coconut chutney needs not much introduction.................and going straight to the recipe

Grated coconut - 1 and a half cups
fried gram dal (pottukadalai) - 1/2 cup
tamerind pulp - 1/2 tsp
green chillies - 2
salt to taste
to temper:
oil - 3 tbsps
mustard seeds - 1 and a half tsps
urad dal - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 10
dried red chilli - 1 

  • In a blender, dump in the coconut, pottukadalai, tamerind and green chillies. Add some water and blend till the coconut is completely smooth. Adjust the water level as per the consistency you like.
  • Remove from blender and place in a bowl. add salt.
  • In a small wok, heat the oil. add the mustard seeds. Once they start popping add the curry leaves, urad dal and dried chillies and switch off the stove. Pour it into the coconut mixture.
  • Mix and serve with idlis or dosas.

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  1. Such a simple recipe but it really enhances the flavor of food. Always a nice one to have handy.

  2. This is the only chutney my kids love and need! They will lick the pan when made... hehe... lovely clicks...

  3. This is one chutney that is a must in our house too , makes a great accompaniment with so many dishes .

  4. I love coconut chutney and can have it for any tiffin. The click with seasoning looks amazing.

  5. Prefect chutney to enjoy with soft idlies and crispy dosas, all time favourite chutney for us.

  6. Perfect chutney to go with idli/dosa.

  7. My all time fav chutney with South Indian dishes like idli, dosa and uttapam.

  8. this coconut chutney is a must have with idli dosa. I am also thinking of posting it soon.

  9. Coconut chutney is perfect with south indian cuisine.

  10. This is my favorite chutney. Whenever we go out to eat South Indian food, God knows how many serving of this chutney I gulp down

  11. I love coconut chutney this reminded me so much of when I was in India and had idli and vada for breakfast with coconut chutney