Sunday, September 22, 2013

Coconut Chutney | Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Coconut chutney is a very common side dish for South Indians. It is an all-purpose side dish for most of the south Indian dishes and goes perfectly well with idli, dosa, vada or pongal. For a perfect coconut chutney, try a ratio of 4:1 for the coconut and gram dhal. You will not go wrong. There are a lot of ways to adapt this recipe and make different types of sides. More on that coming soon.
Serves - 2
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Dalia / Roasted gram dhal / Pottu Kadalai - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Chana dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - from 1 twig
Grind the coconut, gram dhal, green chillies and salt in a mixie/blender adding little water. It should be a smooth paste. Transfer to a serving bowl and add water for desired thickness. Heat oil in a small pan and splutter the ingredients for tempering. Pour over the ground chutney and serve. I served as a side for Ven Pongal along with sambar.
Linking this up to Lets Cook with Coconut.


  1. Love anything with coconut! The chutney must be very delicious.

  2. This chutney looks delicious. Thankyou for linking it to lets cook with coconut event.

  3. splendid chutney perfect with any south Indian breakfast....

  4. I prepare it in the same way but add a pinch of tamarind and garlic. looks yumm,...

  5. Love this chutney with anything, especially with bajjis..

  6. Looks great,nice to know about you too :)

  7. The chutney i so clear and lovely. I simply adore the embedding of the rest of the ingredients inside, making it perfect as dips.


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