Coconut chutney recipe, learn how to make simple and humble basic one with lot of variations, tips and tricks to make the Best coconut chutney.
This is a very easy and common side dish made in South Indian households. Though mainly for idli and dosa, its also best for pongal, vadai, upma etc.
I have been thinking how to post this basic and simple recipe here. But many of the readers who are beginners/ new to cooking ask me how to make coconut chutney. So I think its high time to post this one here.
The recipe is so simple and easy that can be made in a jiffy, there are lots and lots of variations that can be done with this basic recipe. So the notes will be longer than the recipe 😋. Also few tips and tricks for making perfect tasty chutney.
- Add a small pinch of tamarind (Add more chilli to balance)
- One garlic flake while grinding will give amazing flavor.
- Add a piece of ginger while grinding
- One small onion (Shallots) while grinding
- 3-4 curry leaves while grinding
- Add a half tomato sauteed while grinding (Add more chilli to balance)
- Half onion sauteed while grinding
- Add roasted chana dal in place of fried gram dal
- Use roasted red chillis in place of green chillis.
- Add roasted peanuts in place of fried gram dal.
- Temper 2 tablespoon finely chopped small onions and make chutney watery.
- Fry some carrot and grind along to make carrot chutney.
- Add a few drops of coconut oil and mix after grinding for a nice flavor or you can use coconut oil for tempering too.
- White color chutney - Scrap the coconut without any brown skin for whiter results. Also adding more green chilli or fried gram dal can give dull color chutney.
Using milk for grinding gives more white result and a naturally sweet taste too.
- Troubleshoot - If it becomes watery, you can add more coconut or pottukadalai to make it thick. Adjust spice and salt as needed. Add water carefully less and later you can dilute as needed.
- Choosing coconut - Using fresh coconut, that is pale in color than the dark brown color works best.
- Do not touch the chutney with bare hands while grinding if you are packing it and makes sure you temper the chutney as my mom / MIL says it keeps the chutney longer without getting spoilt.
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Equipments (Amazon Affiliate links)
- ½ cup Grated coconut
- 2 tablespoon Fried gram dal pottukadalai
- 2 Green chillis
- Salt & Water - As needed
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Urad dal
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- Grate coconut, place it along with chilli, fried gram dal, salt in a blender/ mixie.
- Add little water along and grind until smooth or desired consistency.
- Always use freshly broken and scrapped coconut for best tasting chutney.
- Don't use dried up coconut. If the coconut is little bit on the tender side, then it will taste great.
- Grate coconut, place it along with chilli, fried gram dal, salt and little water in a blender to grind it until smooth or desired consistency.
That’s it, you can pair it up as side dish for most of the south Indian breakfasts.
Love coconut chutney
N no of variations, coconut chutney rocks Like Raks 😀
this is exactly how I do it.. very fast and tasty chutney
Valuable tips!! raks...
Oh i was about to post the exact same one on my blog... lovely
hi raks where u bought that chutney bowl tell me lz
Coconut chutney looks super! Nice presentation, luv the coconut shell bowl!
Love that bowl..so many tips:)
Thankyou for such wonderful tips.
Very tempting chutney
Nice tips& tricks, looks so appealing..
Simple and tasty chutney.
Hi raks.. Can u pls suggest this chutney with frozen coconut ....bcz we don't get fresh coconut here...
If u are using frozen coconut , then defrost it for 1 minute. And then repeat the process as above. Because I also do the chutney with frozen shredded coconut.
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Amazing, ur also my favorite blogger. Ur picture presentation perfect. Steps easy to every one , coconut milk muruku receipe I don't know how to do? My kids favourite can u say how for this summer holiday I will do for them.
My husband saw this recipe and made it for me to relish with crispy dosas when I was sick. Thank you for spreading love with your recipes. Your blog is just too amazing.God bless you for spreading love through your recipes.
In basic recipe, using few whole cashew nuts instead of fried grams gives a lot more nice taste and texture to chutney.
Excellent coconut chutney with so many variations. Love it. Always follow this recipe. My family loves it. Thanks to Raks Kitchen for delicious recipes. All the best.
Thanks a lot 🙂