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Easy South Indian Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is a delicious Indian chutney made using few ingredients, that's served as a side for many breakfast meals like dosa, idli, paniyaram, etc.
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • Add coconut, green chillies, daliya/roasted chana dal and cilantro to a mixer grinder. Note, many people don't add cilantro in this chutney and that makes it white coconut chutney, but adding cilantro only enhances the flavor and gives it a nice green color. Blitz to a smooth paste. Empty it into a bowl. Add salt and mix it. Now you can consume this chutney as is or go ahead and give it a tadka/tempering. For tadka, heat oil in a tadka pan and once its hot add mustard seeds. As they begin to crackle, add chopped curry leaves. Pour this tadka over the chutney and before serving, give it a good mix. Easy South Indian Coconut Chutney is ready.