Coconut Chutney Recipe - How to make coconut chutney - Thengai Chutney

Coconut Chutney
I know making coconut chutney is no big deal but I wanted to post it here for beginners with correct measures. Coconut chutney / Thengai chutney serves as a best side dish for idlidosapongaladai and the list goes on...I have always been fascinated by the look of hotel coconut chutney, pure white in color with just the coconut flavour domination....I made it that way too :) I remember the first time I tried coconut chutney with just grinding coconut, chillies and adding more water , it was a total mess. I called up amma to ask why isnt my chutney creamy like urs and only then I realised roasted gram dal is a part of the ingredient list :P haha

And I should admit it took more time for making idli, sambar and arranging for the click than the time taken to make coconut chutney :) yes it is that simple and quick to make.

Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut Chutney Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Coconut(grated) - heaped 1/2 cup
Roasted gram dal(Potukadalai) - 2 tsp
Green Chillies - 1 small
Water - as required
Salt - 1/8 tsp(adjust)

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - around 8 to 10


  1. Take grated coconut(dont scrap the brown part) along with roasted gram dal, green chillies with required water and grind it to a smooth paste. Add water later so that you can adjust. Make it loose or thick as per your preference.
    How to make coconut chutney - Step1
  2. Heat oil and add the items under 'to temper' and allow them to crackle. Transfer it the chutney, add required salt and mix well.
    How to make coconut chutney - Step2
The color difference of the chutney is due to the lighting in the kitchen.
Thengai Chutney

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Thengai Chutney Recipe

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