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Monday, April 15, 2013

Coconut chutney

Again I thought of hibernating for sometime and then wake up with a new set of recipes. It was not actually hibernating but a series of cold and cough. All three of us were taking shifts and taking medicines. I've been trying many dishes but became too much lazy to draft it and publish. The snaps are there and so will soon appear here. When I brood it is very difficult to bounce back. This time there was another tension of sending my son to playschool. I had a bad time for almost a week sitting at home without him and adjusting. He also had difficulty to stay away but is ok now. I've been trying different kinds of coconut chutneys and this is one them.

  • Coconut grated - 1 cup
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Shallots - 2
  • Garlic - 1 clove 
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup
For tempering
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Shallots - 2
  • Curry leaves - as required

  • Dry roast chana dal
  • In the small jar of mixer put all the ingredients and the roasted chana dal. Grind to a very fine paste
  • Move to a clean bowl
For tempering
  • Heat oil
  • Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter
  • Add sliced shallots and curry leaves
  • Saute for a minute or until shallots turn lightly brown. 
  • Switch off the flame
Pour the above into bowl of chutney and mix well. Serve with warm idli.


  1. i dont add powder in this chutney.. like the color..

  2. my favorite chutney with dosas ,yummy!!
    Hope u guys are feeling better,great to c u back :)

  3. Chutney looks yummy !!! Perfect with idlis and dosas :)
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  4. My fav chutney love love how hot it is :) yum

  5. Delicious chutney with idlis aand dosas..

  6. Very flavorful chutney......yummy!

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  8. Hoping you are all better and doing well now. Coconut chutney sounds great and is such a versatile accompaniment.

  9. What a delicious way to kill time! I'm sorry that you miss your little guy, hopefully you grow accustomed to it. Relax, keep calm and blog more, my friend. Your recipes are great :))


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