Coconut Chutney recipe
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Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut chutney is a delicious accompaniment for many breakfast foods like dosa, idli, puri, ven pongalmedu vada etc. This chutney is the most commonly found item in South Indian kitchens.

It is a great combination for many other recipes too. And the good news is that it is not only super easy to make, but also super quick.

For busy moms, this recipe is a great time-saver. Anyone without cooking skills also can make this chutney easily.

So, here is the recipe.


  1. Coconut – 100 gms or 1/2 cup
  2. Fried gram (Roasted Bengal Gram/Pottu Kadala/putnalu/Dhaliya) – 2 tbsp
  3. Tamarind – 1 small piece
  4. Chilli (Red/Green) – 1
  5. Salt – as needed
  6. Garlic – 1 piece (optional..adds spice)
  7. Curry leaves – 10 (optional)


  • Cut the coconut into small pieces, chop the chilli and garlic into half.
  • Grind all the ingredients together with a little water and make a semi-fine paste and the chutney is ready!
  • Temper the chutney and enjoy.

Coconut Chutney recipe

coconut chutney
Coconut chutney

Also read: Ven Pongal recipe

Tempering process for those who are new to cooking


  1. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  2. Split urad dal – 1 tsp
  3. Gram dal – 2 tsp
  4. Red chilli – 2
  5. Curry leaves – 10
  6. Cooking oil – 2 tsp


  • Add cooking oil to a pan, after it is heated up, add mustard seeds.
  • Let the mustard seeds sputter and then add urad dal, gram dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry the mix till the dal turns golden brown and the curry leaves become crispy.


If fresh coconut is not accessible to you, you can get shredded coconut from a grocery store and use it for this chutney. It is even available online and my favorite is Organic Shredded Coconut by Anthony’s.

I get this Organic Roasted Bengal gram (Dhaliya/Fried gram).

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Recipe of Coconut Chutney, a famous South Indian breakfast accompaniment
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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 210 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

8 Comments Posted

  1. Just because there was “coconut” in the title, I had to read it. I’m really crazy about coconut. Not really sure what chutney is, to be honest, but they look quite delish.

  2. omg this sounds delicious. I am constantly trying to find new recipes that taste different from what I am used to. This is a great stray from my usual garlic laden recipe.

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