Dec 30, 2012

Coconut Chutney (4th recipe)

Coconut Chutney 4th recipe

Chutney or Tambeli is a  popular side dish in South Indian cuisine. It's best  with dosa / idli / vada / pongal .
Serves: 2 – 3


1 cup (75 g – 5 tablespoons) grated coconut

1 green chilli(small size), chopped or 1 red chilli or ½ teaspoon red chilli powder

½ - inch piece ginger, chopped

½ teaspoon coriander powder

3 curry leaves

3 shallots chuvannulli, roughly chopped

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

2 tablespoon water


Transfer all the ingredients into a small mixer bowl and make a smooth paste with 2 tablespoon water. Finally, adjust the consistency of the chutney with extra 50 ml (1/4 cup) water if required. Or serve as thick chutney.

For seasoning:

2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

¼ teaspoon jeera cumin seeds

2 shallots, finely sliced

4 curry leaves


Heat oil in a tadka pan or a small pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera , curry leaves and sliced shallots.  Fry on a low heat for 2 – 4 minutes until fragrant and crisp. Pour this seasoning over chutney and serve with dosa / idli / vada / pongal ..


kausers kitchen said...

What a coincidence I just made it for dosas...luv this chutney.

subhashini said...

Always love to have this with Idli