Onion & Coconut Chutney

Chutney to add spice to crisp dosa or soft fluffy idlis.



Shallots* (chopped) – 15-20
Garlic* (finely chopped) – 1 pod
Red chilies – 3
Curry leaves – 1-2 stalks
Coriander leaves – 1-2 stalks
Coconut (scraped/cut) – 1 medium cup
Oil and salt – As required

* In case any of these ingredients are unavailable, check the alternate ingredients section for other options.

Onions (medium-sized) – 2
Garlic is optional

Preparation Time: 5min.

Cooking Time: 5min.

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped garlic and sauté. Add onions and red chilies. Fry till Onion turns into golden brown. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves before turning off the fire. Turn off the fire and add coconut and salt.

Grind the fried mixture in a blender first without adding water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and blend it well. Be careful about the amount of water you add. The chutney should not be watery. The texture of the chutney should be coarse.

List of accompaniments:
Tastes great with idlis and dosas.

Skill Level:


  1. Did you say GARLIC? And this is our family’s traditional recipe?
    Molluye, copy paste error? inspired from which site? (“inspired from”as they say in bollywood)


    • lol…arrey bhaai chidao math. didnt you know i have started eating garlic. it wasnt a copy paste error. i think i should remove the traditional tag from there 😉


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