May 24, 2013

Coconut Chutney with Red Chilies

Coconut Chutney is popular and pretty common on breakfast tables in Southern parts of India. This recipe is very easy and made with raw grated coconut. Actually this chutney lifts the flavor of Idlis and Dosas, Everybody agrees that, with out this chutney Idlis and Dosas won't be that much cheerful on your breakfast plates.

Coconut Chutney with Red Chilies
Usually this chutney is made with green chilies, but some times I prepare everything to make this chutney will come to know that I am out of green chilies then I replace the green chilies with red chilies to get this bright and bold Chutney with out missing anything in the taste and flavor, more over Red Chilies will give a Spice Boost to this Chutney.  This tastes very good when you make it with fresh coconut pieces, but in US it is hard to find the fresh coconut always, you can make this with dry coconut powder.

Fresh Grated Coconut - 1 cup ( or 5 medium pieces)
Red Chili - 3
Tamarind - 2 tsp ( small lemon size)
garlic - 2 cloves
cumin seeds  - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 1 Tbsp ( optional)
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp

Heat the non-stick pan and add oil to it. Add red chili, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and saute them for 1 min. Add tamarind, garlic, peanuts to the pan and saute for 1 min, finally add the fresh grate coconut and switch of the stove immediately. Take it off from the stove and Let it completely cool.

Once it is cooled, grind it ( in the mixie or magic bullet or food processor) along with salt and adding water little by little until it becomes into a paste.

Transfer this into a serving bowl and top with Indian Tempering and serve with your Idlis or Dosas.

Today I have served the Kottimeera Dosa (recipe comes next...) with this Chutney and the whole family indulged the complete South Indian breakfast meal.

  • If you don't have fresh coconut handy, use dry coconut powder
  • Peanuts are optional in this recipe, when i make this recipe for breakfast items then only i add peanuts to change the consistency.
  • When you make this chutney go well with Rice, then skip the peanuts.
  • Coriander seeds pairs well with red chilies in this recipe, When i make coconut chutney with green chilies i don't add coriander seeds.
Take care until we meet here


  1. Lovely and tempting chutney.. looks absolutely perfect.. great shots too :)

  2. Delicious chutney.. My favorite combo is with Idly n dosa..

  3. i just so crazy of spicy

  4. A twist to normal coconut chutney

  5. Love the colour of the chutney, prefect side dish for dosas.

  6. This looks super delicious - I love the tadka on top !!

  7. 1st time here :) Lovely space u have!! Dint find a GFC list in here so subcribed via mail :) Hope we keep tact of each others posts :)
    Happy Blogging

  8. my fav. love to have with hot idli's :)

  9. Wow! Yummy.. Perfect chutney for idlis and dosas Mythreyi :-)

  10. u r variation looks so tempting.

  11. my fav to eat with idly and dosa...nice clicks

  12. Wow! What a lovely chutney! :)



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