Coconut Chutney

   Coconut Chutey / thengai Chutney is a an easy and common side dish made for idli and dosai in South Indian households.  Though this is a very simple and easy one, I would like to post this for the beginners. Coconut chutney is my all time favourite.  I always like to have this as a side dish for idli, pongal and sometimes for dosai too.  But after my wedding this became a very rare recipe as my husband doesnt like it. So whenever I go to my place, I ask my mom to make this for idli and pongal.  Hereafter I will make this simple  recipe a regular menu in my kitchen .

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Fried Gram dhal(Pottukadalai) – 2 tbsp

Green Chilli – 2

Salt -To taste

Water – As required

To Temper

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

  • Grind together Coconut, fried gram dhal, green chilli, salt with little water.
  • Add water if necessary.
  • In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack add urad dhal and curry leaves. When they turn golden brown add this to the ground chutney.


  • You can add ginger and omit fried gram.
  • Add a sprig of coriander and curry leaves which gives a nice aroma.
  • Add roasted channa dhal in the place of fried gram.
  • You can also peanuts instead of fried gram.
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