Coconut chutney recipe

Coconut Chutney Recipe | South Indian coconut chutney

Coconut chutney recipe with step by step pictures

What is coconut chutney?

Very flavorful and refreshing chutney, indispensable accompaniment of various South Indian dishes, is coconut chutney. This recipe for coconut chutney is very easy and simple with a slight twist that enhances its flavor much more. I would not say that coconut chutney can be served with idli, dosa etc, I would say coconut chutney has to be served with these South Indian delicacies.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for South Indian coconut chutney recipe

Keeping it simple I have used minimal ingredients for this recipe. Fresh coconut, peanuts, ginger, and green chilies have been used. A simple tempering of mustard seeds and dry red chilies add the required kick. The tempering has been used in a very interesting way. Instead of pouring it on the chutney, the same has been added along with other ingredients and ground to make a flavorful chutney.

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Coconut Chutney Recipe

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 2 minutes
Total time 12 minutes
Serves/Makes 1 cup chutney

Ingredients for Coconut Chutney Recipe

  • 1 cup fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts (moongfali)
  • 1-inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 green chili, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp oil
  • A handful of curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 broken dry whole red chili
  • Water as much required

How to make Coconut Chutney Recipe

  1. In a grinding jar add 1 cup grated fresh coconut, 1-inch ginger and 1 green chili roughly chopped, 1 tbsp roasted peanuts, salt to taste and juice of ½ a lemon.coconut chutney
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Once they crackle add curry leaves and 1 dry whole red chili. Cook for 30 seconds.coconut chutney
  3. Add the tempering to the grinding jar.coconut chutney
  4. Add water as much required to get the correct consistency. Grind to a smooth chutney.Coconut chutney recipe
  5. Bon appétit!


  • Serving Ideas: Serve coconut chutney with instant rava idli, dal vada etc.
  • You can also add cumin seeds (jeera) in the tempering for flavor.
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