Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coconut Coriander Chutney

Dear All,


Today I am going to share with you all a quick and easy recipe which I have been making every since I entered kitchen! I love love South Indian food! Dosa, Idli, Vadai, Uttappam, Rasam, Sambhar, etc love all these! What's common between all these? Yes Coconut Chutney! Its my favorite and to go recipe for dosas and idlis and make it quite often!

You can make a big batch and easily store it in freezer for a week. To serve just heat it in a micro for about 30 sec and you are done! This chutney goes well with all south indian dishes, infact I love to have this between brown bread sandwiches as well! I have even made it with Sabudana Wada and its equally yum! So you see its very versatile recipe and you can easily adjust to your needs!


So without any further delay's lets get down to business :)
Coconut Coriander Chutney
Serves - 4
1 whole dry coconut chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 bunch of coriander, about 1 cup
1/4 cup of roasted chana dal
2 big green chilies
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar (optional)

For Seasoning:-
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
2 whole red chillies
8 to 10 curry leaves
a generous pinch of asafoetida (Hing)


  • Clean and wash the coriander leaves at least 4 to 5 times! Very important!
  • In a mixer jar add in roasted chana dal and pulse it into fine powder
  • Add in coconut pieces, coriander leaves, 2 green chilies, sugar and salt to taste
  • Add very little water and pulse it into fine paste , add water slowly as and when required.
  • The mixture should not be watery or runny but of drop consistency
  • For seasoning, in a non stick pan , heat oil once its hot add in all the ingredients and turn the gas off.
  • Now very carefully pour the seasoning over chutney and mix well.
  • Done! Delicious chutney ready in minutes!


You can easily adjust the recipe according to your needs by skipping the chana dal completely or by adding in red chilies into mixture instead of green chilies (this tastes too good!)

Hope you all enjoyed this recipe, until next time take care!

Lots of Love,


  1. Yum!! M gona try this.. My cooking is quite sad.. Never knew cooking until marriage and mil taught me all I kno :) so m gona ask a very stupid question...which dal is d chana dal?? The oral one we make?

  2. i love this chutney..infact its a great chutney for fitness freak..i some time marinate paneer with it and toss it in my salad or like u said in sandwiches and all.:)

    anyother chutney which u like making Pari ?

  3. Thanks Zara..sent the details on your email id :)

    Thanks Ana..thats a great way to marinate paneer! thanks for sharing must try it! Yup i do love plain coriander chutney, its a bit spicier version and does not have any coconut! Will post that one soon too :) also love love red chilli amazing!

  4. miss those Bangalore sukh sagar dosas where they serve the food with minimum 3 types of chutneys. looks yum.

  5. Its been a while i had this chutney,super flavourful fav chutney.

  6. yummy chutney! super versatile... i can eat a bowlful as snack too!

  7. this chutney is very handy in kitchen perfect to go with south indian dishes

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. mmmmm.... yummy chutney. I too make this in advance and store in freezer.

  9. Its my dad's favorite chutney :) Used to make it every week :) But I have never tried storing it or heating it. We used to make it with freshly scrapped coconut so it wouldn't keep for long. Will try your version soon :)

  10. i loveee chutneys parita...i can almost survive on them...yummyy recipe

  11. i had no idea we cud freeze coconut chutney, im trying that next time

  12. Parita, if you fry coriander and coconut pieces and then grind, the taste will be much more better.. But I do prepare as u when I am running out of time.. :)


  13. Looking really yummy ;-)
    i will definately try this recipe


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