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Coconut Chutney Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 11:12:00 PM

Coconut Chutney is a quick and easy fix side dish recipe which goes excellent with most of the South Indian breakfast like Idli , Dosa, Pongal, Vada and lot more. This chutney can be made in less than 5 minutes, all we need is some grated coconut and a very few ingredients which is always available in our kitchen. There are lot of variations we can make , we can add tamarind, dry red chilies, garlic to alter the taste, I am sharing with you a basic Coconut chutney recipe with is served in most of the restaurants. Lets s start the preparation. 


Serving Size           : 4  people

Preparation Time  : 5 minutes

Cooking Time        : 5 minutes

Difficulty: Spice Level:
Quantity Ingredients for Coconut Chutney
1 cup Grated coconut (use fresh coconut) 
3 tbsp Roasted Channa Dal (Pottu Kadalai)
1 small Ginger 
3 Green Chilies

required water
required Salt

To Temper
1 tbsp  Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dal
2Dry red chilies
1 strand Curry leaves

Cooking Method

Step 1) Grinding:
In a blender add grated coconut ,always use fresh coconut for best results (do not use desiccated coconut), also add roasted channa dal, a small piece of ginger, green chilies, salt and required water (add less at the beginning and we can add more while grinding ). Transfer this to a bowl.

Step 2)  Tempering:
Now to temper heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, once the seeds splutters add urad dal, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Mix it once and add it to the ground coconut mixture and mix well.

That's it our delicious coconut chutney is ready in no time, This is an excellent side dish for most of our breakfast recipe. Please do try this recipe and share your feedback. Happy Cooking and Spread the Joy of Cooking !!!



Coconut chutney is an excellent side for most of the south Indian breakfast recipes like Idli, dosa ,pongal, vada, chapathi and poori. This coocnut chutney can be made quickly with few basic ingredients like cococnut, roasted channa dal, green chilies and ginger.A good chutney makes the breakfast sound great.
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  • For Coconut Chutney Masala
  • 1 cup grated cococnut
  • 3 tbsp roasted chann dal
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 green chilies
  • salt
  • water
  • To Temper
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1 spring curry leaves

  1. Grind coconut, roasted chann dal, ginger, green chilies , salt with some water
  2. Temper and ad dit to the chutney
  3. Our Coconut chutney is ready to be served Idli, dosa, vada and pongal

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. good one!
    i usually add a cup of coriander leaves without taking out stem nd half cup cirry leaves plus 8 cashews with ur recipe
    nd just pop the mistard seeds on a dry pan without oil.
    its taste is good nd healthy..
    i like ur website dear

    1. wow sounds delicious, I will definitely try. Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your tips :)

  2. I will surely try all your other recipes are good.


  3. Excellent one must trt

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