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coconut chutney

Coconut chutney is perfect accompaniment for any South Indian delicacy or even enjoy it on a toasted bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: chutney
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Khushboo


  • 2 cups grated / finely sliced coconut fresh or frozen *
  • 1 cup split channa dalia / bhuna channa note- its not chana dal
  • 1 small chunk of ginger approx. 1.5” long
  • 3 green chillies adjust to your spice level
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup or more water to achieve desired consistency
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste/pulp optional *
  • For Tempering /tadka
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida /hing
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal optional
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds/rai


  • Grind the split chana dal in the grinder until powdered .
  • Take it out in a bowl .
  • In the same pot add green chillies, ginger ¼ cup water, tamarind paste, grind until a rough paste. Then add 1 cup coconut at a time alternating with some tablespoons of water if needed until all coconut is used . Grind to form a smooth paste . Add salt and give a quick grind again.
  • Add the powdered dalia to it and some water if necessary and grind until blended well. Taste test and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Take it out in a bowl.
  • Now lets prepare the tadka
  • For tempering , heat oil in a small pan , with flame on medium low .
  • When hot enough add the urad dal . Cook the dal for 30 seconds or so until golden brown . Now add hing and mustard seeds . Once the mustard seeds begin to splutter switch off the flame ,add curry leaves and quickly add the tadka to the prepared chutney bowl and cover it immideately with a lid so that the chutney retains the smoky flavor of the tempering. You can take off the lid after 30 seconds , mix the chutney well and place it in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Skip tamarind pulp if you desire to freeze this chutney
Skip tamarind totally if you don't have it
If using frozen coconut , just place it in some warm water for 10 minutes to soften